Born: circa. 1921
Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: February 19, 2007
Santa Monica, California
Obituary: In 1950 she left Hollywood and joined a touring production of South Pacific, playing lead Nellie Forbush. It was highly successful, running more than 1,200 performances over three years. She also starred in a national tour of Mame (with Elaine Stritch supporting as Vera Charles), and starred in productions of Bells Are Ringing and Follies. She headlined a single Broadway play, a 1953 comedy called You Never Can Tell.
She also found work in such television programs as the "Ford Theatre," "Philco TV Playhouse," "Lux Video Theatre, "U.S. Steel Hour," "Caesar's Hour" and "The Smith Family."
Born Martha Jean Lafferty April 23, 1921, in Altoona, PA, she is survived by two children, Amanda and Andrew Mayo.
|The 26th Annual Tony Awards - 1972
Apr. 23, 1972 - Apr. 23, 1972
|A Girl Can Tell
Oct. 29, 1953 - Dec. 19, 1953