- Name: Mary Martin
- Born: 12/01/1913
- Died: 11/03/1990 (76 years old)
- Occupation: Actress, singer
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 (1949) and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1959). She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was the mother of actor Larry Hagman.
Birth Name: Mary Virginia Martin
Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries, Peter Pan, Best Leading Actress in a Musical, South Pacific, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, Kennedy Center Honors
Alias: Mary Virginia Martin
Birth Place: Weatherford, Texas, U.S.
Death Place: Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.