Virginia Martin (June 17, 1919 - March 7, 1971) was an American actress and singer known for her work on the Broadway stage and on television.
Martin made her Broadway debut during the original run of the musical South Pacific in the role of Ensign Bessie Noonan. In 1954 Martin was in the chorus of the original Broadway cast for the musical The Pajama Game. In 1955 she was a part of the cast of the musical Ankles Aweigh again in the chorus. She next appeared in the revue show New Faces of 1956. In 1958 Martin understudied the lead role of Irene Lovelle under star Vivian Blaine in the musical Say, Darling. In 1961 Virginia Martin originated the role of Hedy La Rue in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In 1963 Martin was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for originating the role of Young Belle Poitrine in the musical Little Me. Virgina played the younger version of Belle Poitrine with Nancy Andrews playing the older version of the character. In subsequent revivals of Little Me the character is played by one actress. Little Me was written by Neil Simon and starred Sid Caesar. The show opened on Nov 17, 1962 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and closed on June 29, 1963 after 257 performances. In February 1965 Martin played the lead role of Emily Kirsten in the musical Bajour that was originated by Nancy Dussault. Also in the cast was Chita Rivera.
Martin made several appearances on Bewitched between 1965 and 1966.
Very little is known about Virginia Martin's personal life or death but most records show her to have been born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and to have died on March 7, 1971 at the age of 51.
- ↑ Theatre collections: record view - Special Collections - University of Kent. Kent.ac.uk (1936-12-31). Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
- ↑ A CurtainUp Review: Little Me. Curtainup.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
- ↑ Virginia Martin - Broadway Theatre Credits, Photos, Who's Who. Playbill Vault. Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
- ↑ https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VM2C-7WR
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