Mary Martin
Biographical Information
Born December 1st, 1913
Weatherford, Texas, United States
Died November 3rd, 1990
Rancho Mirago, California, United States
Productions Battle of Broadway as Linda Lee (singing voice)
Leave It to Me as Dolly Winslow (original Broadway cast)
The Shopworn Angel as Daisy Heath (singing voice)
Rhythm on the River as Cherry Lane
Love Thy Neighbour as Mary Allen
Kiss the Boys Goodbye as Cindy Lou Bethany
Birth of the Blues as Betty Lou Cobb
Star Spangled Rhythm
Happy Go Lucky as Marjorie Stuart
True to Life as Bonnie Porter
One Touch of Venus as Venus (original Broadway cast)
Lute Song as Tchao-Ou-Niang (original Broadway cast)
Pacific 1860 as Elena Salvador (original London cast)
Annie, Get Your Gun as Annie Oakley
South Pacific as Ensign Nellie Forbush (original Broadway cast)
Main Street to Broadway
Peter Pan as Peter Pan (original Broadway cast/video)
Annie, Get Your Gun as Annie Oakley
Ford Star Jubilee
The Sound of Music as Maria Rainer (original Broadway cast)
Jennie as Our Melissa/Jennie Malone/Shalamar (original Broadway cast)
Hello, Dolly! as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
I Do! I Do! as She (Agnes)(original Broadway cast)
Together on Broadway (Mary Martin & Ethel Merman)
The Love Boat as Hannah Harper
Recordings One Touch of Venus (original cast recording)
Selections from On the Town
Pacific 1860 (original cast recording)
South Pacific (original cast recording)
Mary Martin Sings For You
The Band Wagon (1953 Studio Cast)
Peter Pan (original cast recording)
Anything Goes
Annie, Get Your Gun (1957 Studio Cast)
Mary Sings and Mary Swings
The Sound of Music (original cast recording)
Cinderella: Three to Make Music/A Musical Love Story
Jennie (original cast recording)
Hello, Dolly! (original London cast)
I Do! I Do! (original cast recording)
Together on Broadway (Mary Martin & Ethel Merman)
Vocal Type Soprano

Mary Martin was an American actress.


Born in Weatherford, Texas, Martin studied at the Franchon and Marco School of the Theatre before beginning her own dance studio and later performing as a vocalist on a number of radio shows. She gained her first success in Leave It to Me, the musical which bore her signature number "My Heart Belongs to Daddy."

Martin did not often appear in films, preferring the stage, where she won several Tony Awards, though she often appeared as herself on television.

Martin passed away in 1990. Her son was actor Larry Hagman.


A legend of the Broadway stage, Martin made a memorable musical debut in Leave It to Me, whilst providing dubbed singing voices for Battle of Broadway and The Shopworn Angel. She also sang in such films as Rhythm on the River, Kiss the Boys Goodbye and Happy Go Lucky.

Martin had her greatest success originating three roles, Ensign Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Peter in Peter Pan and Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music. She also appeared in a number of classic female leads, including Annie Oakley in Annie, Get Your Gun and the titular role in Hello, Dolly!.


Battle of Broadway (1938)

The Shopworn Angel (1938)

  • Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile! (contains solo lines)
  • Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile! (reprise)

Rhythm on the River (1940)

  • I Don't Want to Cry Anymore (solo)
  • Ain't It a Shame About Mame (solo)
  • Only Forever (reprise)(duet)
  • That's for Me (solo)

Love Thy Neighbour (1940)

  • My Heart Belongs to Daddy (solo)

Kiss the Boys Goodbye (1941)

  • I'll Never Let a Day Pass By (duet)
  • Kiss the Boys Goodbye (contains solo lines)
  • Find Yourself a Melody (contains solo lines)
  • My Start (solo)

Birth of the Blues (1941)

  • Waiting at the Church (solo)
  • Cuddle Up a Little Closer (solo)
  • Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (duet)
  • The Waiter, and the Porter and the Upstairs Maid (contains solo lines)

Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

  • Hit the Road to Dreamland (contains solo lines)

Happy Go Lucky (1943)

  • Happy Go Lucky (duet)
  • Let's Get Lost (solo)
  • Ta-ra-ra Boom-der-é (solo)

True to Life (1943)

  • Mister Pollyanna (solo)

Main Street to Broadway (1953)

  • There's Music in You (solo)

Annie, Get Your Gun (1957)


Ford Star Jubilee (1955)

  • Second Medley (solo)
  • Ninety Minutes is a Long, Long Time (duet)
  • Fourth Medley (solo)
  • My Heart Belongs to Daddy (solo)
  • London Pride (solo)
  • Sixth Medley (duet)

The Love Boat (1983)

  • It's De-Lovely (duet)


Leave It to Me (1938)(originated the role)

  • When All's Said and Done (contains solo lines)
  • My Heart Belongs to Daddy (solo)
  • Finale

One Touch of Venus (1943)(originated the role)

  • I'm a Stranger Here Myself (solo)
  • Foolish Heart (solo)
  • Speak Low (duet)
  • Speak Low (reprise)(duet)
  • That's Him (solo)

Lute Song (1946)(originated the role)

  • Mountain High, Valley Low (duet)
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do (solo)
  • Where You Are (solo)
  • Vision Song (duet)
  • Chinese Market Place and Bitter Harvest (solo)
  • Mountain High, Valley Low (Reprise)(solo)
  • Lute Song (duet)

Pacific 1860 (1946)(originated the role)

  • My Horse Has a Shoe (contains solo lines)
  • One, Two, Three (contains solo lines)
  • I Never Knew (contains solo lines)
  • I Saw No Shadow On the Sea (contains solo lines)

Annie, Get Your Gun (1947)

  • Doin' What Comes Natur'lly (contains solo lines)
  • The Girl That I Marry (duet)
  • You Can't Get a Man with a Gun (solo)
  • Moonshine Lullaby (contains solo lines)
  • There's No Business Like Show Business (Reprise)(solo)
  • They Say It's Wonderful (duet)
  • You Can't Get a Man with a Gun (Reprise)(solo)
  • Entr'acte: The European Tour (contains solo lines)
  • I Got Lost In His Arms (solo)
  • I Got the Sun in the Morning (duet)
  • An Old-Fashioned Wedding (duet)
  • Anything You Can Do (duet)
  • They Say It's Wonderful (Reprise)(contains solo lines)

South Pacific (1949)(originated the role)

  • A Cockeyed Optimist (solo)
  • Twin Soliloquies (duet)
  • I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair (contains solo lines)
  • I'm in Love With a Lovely Guy (contains solo lines)
  • Honey Bun (contains solo lines)
  • Some Enchanted Evening (reprise)(solo)
  • Finale (Dites-Moi) (contains solo lines)

Peter Pan (1954)(originated the role)

  • I've Gotta Crow (solo)
  • Never Never Land (solo)
  • I'm Flying (contains solo lines)
  • Wendy (contains solo lines)
  • I Won't Grow Up (contains solo lines)
  • Oh, My Mysterious Lady (duet)
  • Ugg-a-Wugg (contains solo lines)
  • Distant Melody (solo)
  • I Gotta Crow (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • Finale (solo)

The Sound of Music (1959)(originated the role)

  • The Sound of Music (solo)
  • My Favorite Things (duet)
  • My Favorite Things (reprise 1)(solo)
  • Do-Re-Mi (contains solo lines)
  • The Lonely Goatherd (contains solo lines)
  • The Sound of Music (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • My Favorite Things (reprise 2)(contains solo lines)
  • No Way to Stop It (contains solo lines)
  • An Ordinary Couple (duet)
  • Sixteen Going on Seventeen (reprise)(duet)
  • Do-Re-Mi (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • So Long, Farewell (reprise)

Jennie (1963)(originated the role)

Jennie Malone
  • Waitin' for the Evening Train (duet)
  • I Still Look at You That Way (solo)
  • Born Again (contains solo lines)
  • Before I Kiss the World Goodbye (solo)
  • Where You Are (duet)
  • The Jig (contains solo lines)
  • High Is Better Than Low (contains solo lines)
  • The Night May Be Dark (duet)
  • Lonely Nights (solo)
  • Before I Kiss the World Goodbye (Reprise)(solo)

Hello, Dolly! (1965)

  • I Put My Hand In (solo)
  • Put On Your Sunday Clothes (contains solo lines)
  • Motherhood March (contains solo lines)
  • Dancing (contains solo lines)
  • Before the Parade Passes By (contains solo lines)
  • Hello, Dolly! (contains solo lines)
  • So Long, Dearie (solo)
  • Finale Act II (contains solo lines)

I Do! I Do! (1966)(originated the role)

  • All the Dearly Beloved/Together Forever/I Do! I Do! (duet)
  • Good Night (duet)
  • Something Has Happened (solo)
  • My Cup Runneth Over (duet)
  • Love Isn't Everything (duet)
  • Nobody's Perfect (duet)
  • Flaming Agnes (solo)
  • The Honeymoon Is Over (duet)
  • Where Are the Snows? (duet)
  • When the Kids Get Married (duet)
  • What Is a Woman? (solo)
  • Someone Needs Me (solo)
  • Roll Up the Ribbons (duet)
  • This House (duet)

Together On Broadway (Mary Martin & Ethel Merman)(1977)


Mary Martin Sings For You (1949)

  • A Foggy Day (solo)
  • I Want To Be With You (solo)
  • Glad To Be Unhappy (solo)
  • My Funny Valentine (solo)
  • Maybe (solo)
  • But Not For Me (solo)
  • I See Your Face Before Me (solo)
  • It's A Lovely Day (solo)

The Band Wagon (1953)

  • Opening/It Better Be Good (solo)
  • Hoops (solo)
  • High and Low (solo)
  • Confession (solo)
  • New Sun in the Sky (solo)
  • Dancing in the Dark (solo)
  • I Love Louisa (solo)
  • Where Can He Be? (solo)
  • Finale (solo)
  • You're Just in Love (solo)

Anything Goes (1956)

  • You're The Top (solo)
  • All Through The Night (solo)
  • There'll Always Be Lady Fair (solo)
  • Anything Goes (solo)
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You (solo)
  • Blow, Gabriel, Blow (solo)
  • Finale (solo)

Mary Sings and Swings (1958)

  • Hi-Ho (solo)
  • Lavender Blue (solo)
  • One Song (solo)
  • Whistle While You Work (solo)
  • I'm Wishing (solo)
  • I Bring You A Song (solo)
  • With A Smile And A Song (solo)
  • Some Day My Prince Will Come (solo)
  • The Magic Song (Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo)(solo)
  • When You Wish Upon A Star (solo)
  • I'm Late (solo)

Cinderella/Three to Make Music/A Musical Love Story (1959)

  • In My Own Little Corner (solo)
  • Impossible (solo)
  • To The Dance (solo)
  • Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful (solo)
  • A Lovely Night (solo)
  • Finale (solo)
  • Good Afternoon (solo)
  • The Little Orchestra (solo)
  • It Takes Three To Make Music (solo)
  • The Middle Of The Night (solo)
  • I Took A Little Walk (solo)
  • May I Present (solo)
  • What Kind Of Audience Are You? (solo)