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Martha Raye
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    (August 27, 1916-October 19, 1994)
    Birth name was Margaret Teresa Yvonne Reed
    Appeared in 'Rhythm on the Range,' 'The Big Broadcast of 1937,' 'Hideaway Girl,' 'College Girl,' 'Waikiki Wedding,' 'Mountain Music,' 'Artists & Models,' 'Double or Nothing,' 'College Swing,' 'Tropic Holiday,' 'Give Me a Sailor,' 'Hellzapoppin,' 'Pin-Up Girl,' 'Pufnstuf,' 'The Gossip Columnist' and 'Alice in Wonderland'
    Her nickname is 'The Big Mouth' because she had a large mouth.
    She did a denture commercial.
    She had a fear of flying that could only be overcome when she was drunk.
    She wasn't a good reader and required that her scripts be read to her.
    She married 7 times and was divorced 6 times.
    She had a brief feud with her daughter, Melodye, after Melodye cremated her father against Martha's wishes.
    Her average marriage lasted 4 years, including her first married to Bud Westmore (1 year), Ed Begley (2 years) and David Rose (3 years).
    Her last husband, Stern Show-regular Mark Harris, was an admitted bisexual who was obviously marrying her for her money.
    She married Mark after knowing him for less than a month.
    The main recipients of her estate were Mark Harris and P.E.T.A.
    She sued Bette Midler for basing a character around her without permission or compensation.
    She was an honorary US Army Green Beret.
    US troops in Vietnam called her 'Colonel Maggie.'
    She was awarded the Women's International Center Living Legacy Award (1988).
    She died of pneumonia.
    Her favorite vacation spot was Miami, Florida.
    She won the Academy Awards' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (1969).
    She allowed herself to be roasted at the Friars Club.

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