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Cause of death
  
Colorectal cancer

Name
  
Mary Martin

Years active
  
1938–1985


Occupation
  
Actress, singer

Nationality
  
American

Role
  
Actress

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Full Name
  
Mary Virginia Martin

Born
  
December 1, 1913

Resting place
  
Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Texas

Spouse(s)
  
Benjamin Jackson "Ben" Hagman(1930–1936; divorced),Richard Halliday(1940–1973; his death)

Died
  
November 3, 1990, Rancho Mirage, California, United States

Children
  
Larry Hagman, Heller Halliday

Similar People
  
Larry Hagman, Ethel Merman, Cyril Ritchard, Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers

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Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) was an American actress, singer, and Broadway star. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was the mother of actor Larry Hagman.

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Early life

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Martin was born in Weatherford, Texas. Her life as a child as she describes it in her autobiography My Heart Belongs was secure and happy. She had close relationships with both her mother and father as well as her siblings. Her autobiography details how the young actress had an instinctive ear for recreating musical sounds.

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Martin's father, Preston Martin, was a lawyer, and her mother, Juanita Presley, was a violin teacher. Although the doctors told Juanita that she would risk her life if she attempted to have another baby, she was determined to have a boy. Instead, she had Mary, who became quite a tomboy.

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Her family had a barn and orchard that kept her entertained. She played with her elder sister Geraldine (whom she called "Sister"), climbing trees and riding ponies. Martin adored her father. "He was tall, good-looking, silver-haired, with the kindest brown eyes. Mother was the disciplinarian, but it was Daddy who could turn me into an angel with just one look." (p. 19) Martin, who said "I’d never understand the law" (p. 19), began singing outside the courtroom where her father worked every Saturday night at a bandstand. She sang in a trio with her sister and Marion Swofford, dressed in bellhop uniforms. "Even in those days without microphones, my high piping voice carried all over the square. I have always thought that I inherited my carrying voice from my father." (p. 19)

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She remembered having a photographic memory as a child, making it easy to memorize songs, as well as get her through school tests. She got her first taste of singing solo at a fire hall, where she soaked up the crowd's appreciation. "Sometimes I think that I cheated my own family and my closest friends by giving to audiences so much of the love I might have kept for them. But that's the way I was made; I truly don't think I could help it." (p. 20) Martin's craft was developed by seeing movies and becoming a mimic. She would win prizes for looking, acting and dancing like Ruby Keeler and singing exactly like Bing Crosby. "Never, never, never can I say I had a frustrating childhood. It was all joy. Mother used to say she never had seen such a happy child—that I awakened each morning with a smile. I don't remember that, but I do remember that I never wanted to go to bed, to go to sleep, for fear I'd miss something." (p. 20)

Marriage

During high school, Martin dated Benjamin Hagman before she was packed off to finishing school at Ward–Belmont in Nashville, Tennessee. During that time, she enjoyed imitating Fanny Brice at singing gigs, but she found school dull and felt confined by its strict rules. She was homesick for Weatherford, her family and Hagman. During a visit, Mary and Benjamin persuaded Mary's mother to allow them to marry. They did, and by the age of 17, Martin was legally married, pregnant with her first child (Larry Hagman) and forced to leave Ward–Belmont. She was, however, happy to begin her new life, but she soon learned that this life as she would later say was nothing but "role playing" (p. 39).

Their honeymoon was at her parents' house, and Martin's dream of life with a family and a white-picket fence faded. "I was 17, a married woman without real responsibilities, miserable about my mixed-up emotions, afraid there was something awfully wrong with me because I didn't enjoy being a wife. Worst of all, I didn't have enough to do." (p. 39) It was "Sister" who came to her rescue, suggesting that she should teach dance. "Sister" taught Martin her first real dance—the waltz clog. Martin perfectly imitated her first dance move, and she opened a dance studio. Here, she created her own moves, imitated the famous dancers she watched in the movies and taught "Sister's" waltz clog. As she later recalled, "I was doing something I wanted to do—creating." (p. 44)

Apprenticeship

Wanting to learn more moves, Martin went to California to attend the dance school at the Franchon and Marco School of the Theatre and opened her own dance studio in Mineral Wells, Texas. She was given a ballroom studio with the premise that she would sing in the lobby every Saturday. There, she learned how to sing into a microphone and how to phrase blues songs. One day at work, she accidentally walked into the wrong room where auditions were being held. They asked her in what key she would like to sing "So Red Rose". Having absolutely no idea what her key was, she sang regardless and got the job. She was hired to sing "So Red Rose" at the Fox Theater in San Francisco followed by the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles. There would be one catch—she had to sing in the wings. She scored her first professional gig unaware that she would soon be center stage.

Soon after, Martin learned that her studio had been burnt down by a man who thought dancing a sin. She began to express her unhappiness. Her father gave her advice saying that she was too young to be married. Martin left everything behind including her young son, Larry, and went to Hollywood while her father handled the divorce for her. In Hollywood, Martin plunged herself into auditions—so many that she became known as "Audition Mary". Her first professional audition and job was on a national radio network. Among Martin's first auditions in Hollywood, she sang, "Indian Love Call". After her singing the song, "a tall, craggly man who looked like a mountain" told Martin that he thought she had something special. It was Oscar Hammerstein II (pp. 58–59). This marked the start of her career.

Radio

Martin began her radio career in 1939 as the vocalist on a short-lived revival of The Tuesday Night Party on CBS. In 1940, she was a singer on NBC's Good News of 1940, which was renamed Maxwell House Coffee Time during that year. In 1942, she joined the cast of Kraft Music Hall on NBC, replacing Connie Boswell. She was also one of the starts of Stage Door Canteen on CBS, 1942–1945.

Broadway

Martin struggled for nearly two years to break into show business. As a struggling young actress, Martin endured humorous and sometimes frightful luck trying to make it in the world, from car crashes leading to vocal instruction, unknowingly singing in front of Oscar Hammerstein II, to her final break on Broadway granted by the very prominent producer, Lawrence Schwab.

Using her maiden name, Martin began pursuing a performing career singing on radio in Dallas and in nightclubs in Los Angeles. Her performance at one club impressed a theatrical producer, and he cast her in a play in New York, but that production did not open.

She was then cast in Cole Porter's Leave It to Me!, making her Broadway debut in November 1938 in that production. She became popular on Broadway and received attention in the national media singing "My Heart Belongs to Daddy". With that one song in the second act, she became a star 'overnight'. Martin reprised the song in Night and Day, a Hollywood film about Cole Porter, in which she played herself auditioning for Porter (Cary Grant). "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" catapulted her career and became very special to Martin—she even sang it to her ailing father in his hospital bed while he was in a coma. Martin did not learn immediately that her father had died. Headlines read "Daddy Girl Sings About Daddy as Daddy Dies". Because of the show’s demanding schedule, Martin was unable to attend her father’s funeral. In 1943 she starred in the new Kurt Weill musical One Touch of Venus and then Lute Song in 1946. She auditioned for the lead in Porter's Kiss Me, Kate but chose to star in another show instead that opened three months after, South Pacific.

As nurse Nellie Forbush, Martin opened on Broadway in South Pacific on April 7, 1949. Her performance was called "memorable...funny and poignant in turns", and she earned a Tony Award. Richard Watts Jr. of the New York Post wrote: "nothing I have ever seen her do prepared me for the loveliness, humor, gift for joyous characterization, and sheer lovableness of her portrayal of Nellie Forbush.... Hers is a completely irresistible performance." She opened in the West End production on November 1, 1951.

Her next major success was in the role of Peter in the Broadway production of Peter Pan in October 1954 with Martin winning the Tony Award. Martin opened on Broadway in The Sound of Music as Maria on November 16, 1959 and stayed in the show until October 1961. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The musical gave Martin "the chance to display her homespun charm." In 1966, she appeared on Broadway in the two-person musical I Do! I Do! with Robert Preston and was nominated for the Tony Award (Leading Actress in a Musical). A national tour with Preston began in March 1968 but was cancelled early due to Martin's illness.

Although she appeared in nine films in her career all between 1938 and 1943, she was generally passed over for the filmed version of the musical plays, in which she starred. She herself once explained that she did not enjoy making films because she did not have the "connection" with an audience that she had in live performances. The closest she ever came to preserving her stage performances were her famous television appearances as Peter Pan. The Broadway production from 1954 was subsequently performed on NBC television in RCA's compatible color in 1955, 1956, and 1960. Martin also preserved her 1957 stage performance as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun when NBC television broadcast the production live that year.

While Martin did not enjoy making theatrical films, she apparently did enjoy appearing on television as she did frequently. Her last feature film appearance was a cameo as herself in MGM's Main Street to Broadway in 1953. Martin made an appearance in 1980 in a Royal Variety Performance in London performing "Honeybun" from South Pacific. Martin appeared in the play Legends with Carol Channing in a one-year US national tour opening in Dallas on January 9, 1986.

Awards and honors

Martin was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1973. She received the Kennedy Center Honors, an annual honor for career achievements, in 1989. She received the Donaldson Award in 1943 for One Touch of Venus. A special Tony was presented to her in 1948 while she appeared in the national touring company of Annie Get Your Gun for "spreading theatre to the rest of the country while the originals perform in New York." In 1955 and 1956, she received, first, a Tony Award for Peter Pan, and then an Emmy for appearing in the same role on television. She also received Tonys for South Pacific and in 1959 for The Sound of Music.

Personal life

After Martin's divorce from Benjamin Hagman, she married Richard Halliday, who was eight years her senior. Early in their marriage, he worked as a drama critic for the New York World-Telegram and a movie critic for the New York Daily News. Eventually, Halliday became producer or co-producer of at least two of his wife's projects. In the early 1970s, the couple lived, according to his 1973 obituary in the Connecticut Sunday Herald, "on a vast ranch they own near Anápolis" in Brazil.

Cultural scholar Lillian Faderman has written that Martin and actress Janet Gaynor often traveled together along with Martin's husband Halliday and with Gaynor's husband.

While living in San Francisco in 1982, Martin was involved in a traffic accident that left her with two fractured ribs, a fractured pelvis, and a punctured lung. Also in the accident were Janet Gaynor, who died two years later from complications from her injuries; Gaynor's husband Paul Gregory, who survived; and Martin's press agent Ben Washer, who died in the accident.

Death

Martin died four weeks before her 77th birthday of cancer at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, on November 3, 1990. She is buried in City Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford, Texas.

Stage

  • Leave It to Me! (1938)
  • Nice Goin'! (1939)
  • One Touch of Venus (1943–1945)
  • Pacific 1860 (1946)
  • Lute Song (1946)
  • Annie Get Your Gun (1947)
  • South Pacific (1949–1951)
  • Kind Sir (1953)
  • Peter Pan (1954)
  • The Skin of Our Teeth (1955)
  • Annie Get Your Gun (1957) 10 Weeks Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • South Pacific (1957) 10 Weeks touring Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Music with Mary Martin (1958)
  • The Sound of Music (1959)
  • Jennie (1963)
  • Hello, Dolly! (1965–1966) US Tour, Asia and for 6 months in London
  • I Do! I Do! (1966–1969) One year on Broadway, nearly one year on tour
  • A Celebration of Richard Rodgers (1972)
  • Together on Broadway: Mary Martin & Ethel Merman (1977)
  • Do You Turn Somersaults? (1978)
  • Our Heart Belongs To Mary (1985); 1 performance only at the Shubert Theater on Broadway
  • Legends (1985–1987)
  • Filmography

    Actress
    1985
    Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) as
    Zora Hardcastle
    - Hardcastle, Hardcastle, Hardcastle and McCormick (1985) - Zora Hardcastle
    1983
    The Love Boat (TV Series) as
    Hannah Harvey
    - So Help Me Hannah/The Maid Cleans Up/C.P.R, I.O.U. (1983) - Hannah Harvey
    1979
    Valentine (TV Movie) as
    Gracie Schwartz
    1960
    Peter Pan (TV Movie) as
    Peter Pan
    1957
    Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie) as
    Annie Oakley
    1956
    Born Yesterday (TV Movie) as
    Billie Dawn
    1955
    Producers' Showcase (TV Series) as
    Peter Pan / Sabina
    - Peter Pan (1956) - Peter Pan
    - The Skin of Our Teeth (1955) - Sabina
    - Peter Pan (1955) - Peter Pan
    1955
    Peter Pan (TV Movie) as
    Peter Pan
    1953
    Main Street to Broadway as
    Mary Martin
    1946
    Night and Day as
    Mary Martin
    1943
    True to Life as
    Bonnie Porter
    1943
    Happy Go Lucky as
    Marjory Stuart
    1942
    Star Spangled Rhythm as
    Mary Martin- 'Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number
    1941
    Birth of the Blues as
    Betty Lou Cobb
    1941
    New York Town as
    Alexandra Curtis
    1941
    Kiss the Boys Goodbye as
    Cindy Lou Bethany
    1940
    Love Thy Neighbor as
    Mary Allen
    1940
    Rhythm on the River as
    Cherry Lane
    1939
    The Great Victor Herbert as
    Louise Hall
    Miscellaneous
    1938
    The Shopworn Angel (singing double: Margaret Sullavan - uncredited)
    1938
    Battle of Broadway (singing voice: Gypsy Rose Lee - uncredited)
    Producer
    1957
    Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie) (executive producer - uncredited)
    Soundtrack
    2021
    The Many Saints of Newark (performer: "Twin Soliloquies")
    2009
    Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Waiter, the Porter and the Upstairs Maid")
    2009
    Lucky Luke (performer: "The Lonesome Cowboy")
    2009
    Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "That's for Me", "Only Forever" - uncredited)
    1994
    Only You (performer: "Some Enchanted Evening")
    1987
    The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "This House")
    1985
    The 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Never Never Land")
    1983
    The Love Boat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - So Help Me Hannah/The Maid Cleans Up/C.P.R, I.O.U. (1983) - (performer: "It's De-Lovely")
    1967
    The 21st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Nobody's Perfect")
    1960
    Peter Pan (TV Movie) (performer: "I Gotta Crow", "Never-Never Land", "I'm Flying", "Wendy", "I Won't Grow Up", "O My Mysterious Lady", "Ugg-a-Wugg", "Distant Melody", "I Gotta Crow" (reprise), "Finale: Never-Never Land")
    1955
    Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - Together with Music (1955) - (performer: "Together with Music", "I Only Have Eyes for You", "I Get a Kick out of You", "Les filles de Cadix (The Maids of Cadiz)", "Ninety Minutes Is a Long, Long Time", "Dites-moi", "The Cockeyed Optimist", "Some Enchanted Evening", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "A Wonderful Guy", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", "London Pride", "Get Out Those Old Records", "They Didn't Believe Me", "'S Wonderful", "Time on My Hands", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Anything Goes", "Dancing in the Dark", "Ballerina", "I Won't Dance", "Papa, Won't You Dance with Me?" - uncredited)
    1954
    General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Special) (performer: "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair", "Wedding Proposal Scene", "It Might as Well Be Spring", "A Wonderful Guy")
    1953
    Main Street to Broadway (performer: "There's Music in You")
    1946
    Night and Day (performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (1938) - uncredited)
    1943
    True to Life (performer: "Mister Pollyanna")
    1943
    Happy Go Lucky (performer: "Happy Go Lucky", "Let's Get Lost", "Ta-ra-ra Boom-der-é" (uncredited))
    1942
    Star Spangled Rhythm (performer: "Hit the Road to Dreamland")
    1941
    Birth of the Blues (performer: "Waiting at the Church" (uncredited), "Cuddle Up a Little Closer" (uncredited), "Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie" (uncredited), "The Waiter, and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid")
    1941
    Kiss the Boys Goodbye (performer: "I'll Never Let a Day Pass By", "Kiss the Boys Goodbye", "Find Yourself a Melody", "My Start", "Ma Curly Headed Babby" (uncredited))
    1940
    Love Thy Neighbor (performer: "My Heart Belongs To Daddy")
    1940
    Rhythm on the River (performer: "I Don't Want to Cry Anymore", "Ain't It a Shame About Mame", "Only Forever", "That's for Me" - uncredited)
    1938
    The Shopworn Angel ("Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!" (1915), uncredited) / (performer: "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!" (1915) - uncredited)
    Self
    1991
    American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre (1991) - Self
    1989
    The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) as
    Self - Honoree
    1989
    Remembering Bing (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1988
    A Salute to Broadway: Showstoppers (TV Special) as
    Self
    1988
    In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway, Showstoppers (TV Special) as
    Self
    1988
    America's Tribute to Bob Hope (TV Special documentary) as
    Self
    1987
    The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Performer
    1987
    Our World (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Dangerous Assumptions: Spring 1953 (1987) - Self
    1986
    Josh, the Logan Legend (Documentary) as
    Self
    1986
    The 3rd Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1981
    Great Performances (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Irving Berlin's America (1986) - Self
    - The Best of Broadway (1985) - Self
    - A Lincoln Center Special: Beverly! Her Farewell Performance (1981) - Self
    1982
    Hour Magazine (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 25 February 1986 (1986) - Self
    - Episode dated 30 March 1982 (1982) - Self
    1985
    Harty Goes To... (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Venice 2 (1985) - Self
    1985
    Wogan (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #5.76 (1985) - Self
    1985
    The 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter & Performer
    1985
    Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self - host
    1984
    This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Alice Faye (1984) - Self
    1984
    AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series) as
    Self
    - AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish (1984) - Self
    1982
    Night of 100 Stars (TV Special) as
    Self
    1982
    Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny (TV Special) as
    Self
    1982
    A.M. Chicago (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 11 January 1982 (1982) - Self - Guest
    1981
    All-Star Comedy Birthday Party from West Point (TV Special) as
    Self
    1980
    Standing Room Only (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Showstoppers (1980) - Self
    1980
    Royal Variety Performance (TV Special) as
    Self
    1979
    Over Easy (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Mary Martin & Larry Hagman (1979) - Self
    1978
    Good Morning America (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 5 December 1978 (1978) - Self
    1978
    The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) as
    Self
    1978
    Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    1978
    TV: The Fabulous Fifties (TV Movie) as
    Self - Hostess of Drama Segment
    1976
    The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Co-Host / Self - Actress
    - Episode #17.76 (1978) - Self - Co-Host
    - Episode #15.170 (1976) - Self - Actress
    1977
    Just a Nimmo (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #3.6 (1977) - Self
    1976
    Dinah! (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #2.193 (1976) - Self
    1976
    The 30th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1975
    At Long Last Cole (TV Special) as
    Self
    1972
    This Is Your Life (TV Series) as
    Self - Honoree
    - Mary Martin (1972) - Self - Honoree
    1967
    The 21st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Hostess & Nominee
    1966
    Mary Martin at Eastertime (TV Special) as
    Self
    1966
    Mary Martin: Hello, Dolly! Round the World (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self / Dolly Levi / Narrator
    1964
    The Jack Paar Program (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #3.1 (1964) - Self - Guest
    1962
    The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 24 December 1962 (1962) - Self
    1961
    The 15th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1961
    25 Years of Life Magazine (TV Movie) as
    Self
    1960
    The 14th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1959
    Sunday Showcase (TV Series) as
    Self
    - A Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt on Her Diamond Jubilee (1959) - Self
    1959
    Magic with Mary Martin (TV Movie) as
    Self / Cinderella / Peter Pan
    1959
    Music with Mary Martin (TV Special) as
    Self - Host
    1958
    The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #11.30 (1958) - Self
    1958
    The 12th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    1958
    The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Bette Davis, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé, Alan King (1958) - Self
    1956
    Hungarian Emergency Relief Organization Christmas Day Special (TV Special) as
    Self
    1955
    Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Together with Music (1955) - Self
    1954
    Person to Person (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Actress
    - Episode #1.31 (1954) - Self - Actress
    1954
    General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Special) as
    Self / Hostess / Nellie Forbush (segment 'South Pacific')
    1953
    The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Special) as
    Self
    1951
    The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Salute to Richard Rodgers (1951) - Self
    1941
    Meet the Stars #8: Stars Past and Present (Documentary short) as
    Self
    1941
    Meet the Stars #4: Variety Reel #2 (Documentary short) as
    Self
    1940
    Fashion Horizons (Documentary short) as
    Self - Co-Starred in Paramount's "Love Thy Neighbor"
    1940
    Meet the Stars #1: Chinese Garden Festival (Documentary short) as
    Self
    1940
    Angels of Mercy (Short) as
    Self (performer)
    Archive Footage
    1990
    American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'
    - Bing Crosby Rediscovered (2014) - Self
    - Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About (2009) - Peter Pan in 'Peter Pan'
    - You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990) - Self
    2012
    Out of My Dreams: Oscar Hammerstein II (TV Movie documentary) as
    Nellie Forbush
    2009
    Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2006
    The Best of the Royal Variety (TV Series) as
    Self
    - The Legends (2006) - Self
    2004
    Broadway: The American Musical (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Dolly Levi (in 'Hello, Dolly!') / Nellie Forbush
    - Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004) - Dolly Levi (in 'Hello, Dolly!')
    - Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': 1943-1960 (2004) - Nellie Forbush
    1998
    Biography (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Subject / Self
    - Mary Martin: Magic in the Air (2003) - Self - Subject
    - The Von Trapp Family: Harmony and Discord (1998) - Self
    1998
    A Bing Crosby Christmas (Video documentary) as
    Self
    1998
    The 52nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    1994
    Only You as
    Self (uncredited)
    1988
    Television (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Fun and Games (1988) - Self
    1984
    The 1st TV Academy Hall of Fame as
    Self (uncredited)

    References

    Mary Martin Wikipedia