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Butte, Montana, USA

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Place of Death
Los Angeles, California, USA

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Claim to Fame
Monsieur Verdoux



Film Role
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack

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Full Name at Birth
Margaret Teresa Yvonne Reed

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Pete Reed

Mabelle Hooper

Bud Reed

Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle


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Actress, Writer


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Martha Raye (August 27, 1916 – October 19, 1994) was an American comic actress and singer who performed in movies, and later on television. She also acted in plays, including Broadway. She was honored in 1969 with an Academy Award as the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient for her volunteer efforts and services to the troops.

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Known as "The Big Mouth" and considered the female equivalent to Bob Hope, Martha Raye was an American icon in her own right. She was born Margy Reed in Butte, Montana, to Maybelle Hazel (Hooper) and Peter Reed, Jr., vaudeville performers. She had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Raye made her acting debut before the age of 10 as she toured the nation with her parents variety show "Reed and Hopper". In her late teens she was hired by band-leader Paul Ash as his lead vocalist and was spotted by a Hollywood talent scout during a New York City concert in 1934. She soon relocated to Hollywood were she began making a name for herself appearing in a string of successful screwball comedies alongside the likes of Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, W.C. Fields, and Joe E. Brown. With the outbreak of World War II she took a break from film making to focus on entertaining servicemen and women traveling with the USO on many tour stops. She soon became even more famous for her dedication to America, its values, and its soldiers which helped earn her the beloved nickname "Colonel Maggie". She continued acting into the late 1980s dividing her time between movies, TV guest spots, and occasional stage appearances. She passed away on October 19, 1994 after a long battle from pneumonia and was buried with full military honors at the Fort Bragg Main Post Cemetery, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Martha "Colonel Maggie" Raye was 78 years old.

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High School
rofessional Children's School in New York

Brand Endorsement
(1980's) TV: 'Spokes-Mouth' for Polident's series of commercials for its denture cleaner

Hair Color
Brown - Dark

Official Websites
findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2334, www.nndb.com/people/024/000043892/, www.vietnamexp.com/morestories/MarthaRaye.htm

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She was in a relationship with Ed Begley<\/topic> (1954 - 1956)<\/span>.<\/p>

Martha Raye<\/topic> is rumoured to have hooked up with Joan Crawford<\/topic>.<\/p>"},"lists":{"summary":"Martha Raye<\/topic> is a member of the following lists: Actors from Butte, Montana<\/list>, Actresses from Montana<\/list> and 20th-century American singers<\/list>."}}

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