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 also the mother of actor Larry Hagman. Enjoy Mary Martin’s best quotes below.
“Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.”
“The communication is in the work and words are no substitute for this.”
“There is a world of communication which is not dependent on words.”
“After 60, it’s just patch, patch, patch.”