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Martha Raye Net Worth

Martha Raye Net Worth is
$950,000

Martha Raye Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

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...
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Full NameMartha Raye
Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1916
Died1994-10-19
Place Of BirthButte, Montana, U.S.
Height5' 3" (1.6 m)
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack, Writer
EducationProfessional Children's School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseDavid Rose (musician)
ChildrenMelodye Raye Condos
ParentsPeter F. Reed, Maybelle Hooper
SiblingsBud Reed
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Personality, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
MoviesMonsieur Verdoux, Billy Rose's Jumbo, Pufnstuf, Four Jills in a Jeep, Waikiki Wedding, College Swing, Rhythm on the Range, College Holiday, Keep 'Em Flying, Give Me a Sailor, Pin Up Girl, The Big Broadcast of 1938, The Concorde ... Airport '79, Never Say Die, Double or Nothing, Tropic Holiday, Hidea...
TV ShowsMcMillan & Wife, The Bugaloos, The Martha Raye Show, Four Star Revue, The Big Party
Star SignVirgo
#Quote
1I am a Republican because I believe in the constitution, strength in national defense, limited government, individual freedom, and personal responsibility as the concrete foundation for American government. They reinforce the resolve that the United States is the greatest country in the world and we can all be eternally grateful to our founding fathers for the beautiful legacy they left us today.
2One paper says I'm Catholic and the other says I'm Jewish. I guess that's fitting because as a Methodist I'm meant to be undetermined some of the time.
3I must have been hypnotized by the spotlight. I never realized I was being culturally deprived, that I was having a lousy upbringing. We were too busy making a living to worry about stuff like that.
4My career is my whole life. I'll always work.
5"Only cowards give up the search for happiness because they're afraid of getting hurt.
6Few people actually know me or take me seriously. I thought success in show business was the answer to everything. It isn't. I don't know what is.
7I didn't have to work till I was three. But after that, I never stopped.
#Fact
1Her fifth husband, Edward T. Begley, should not be confused with Oscar-winning actor Ed Begley, the father of Ed Begley Jr..
2Martha Raye,the only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, NC. Martha Raye joined the USO soon after the US entered WWII. During WWII ,the Korean War, and the Vietnam War,she traveled extensively to entertain our troops, despite her extreme fear of flying. In 1966 she went to Vietnam to entertain two platoons of airmen, both were called out on a mission. She held the show there till they returned. She often served as a nurse on these trips.
3Before she died, Raye sued singer/actress Bette Midler and the producers of the movie For the Boys (1991) citing that the film was based on her own extensive experience as a much-loved entertainer of US troops during three wars. She lost in court when the judge, after hearing evidence on both sides, ruled that she didn't have a case.
4She was a lifelong Republican and a solid supporter of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan in particular.
5Raye's career was highlighted in "The Slapstick Queens" by James Robert Parish, published by A. S. Barnes in 1973.
6Became an overnight star in 1936, after she was spotted by producer/director Norman Taurog performing comedy skits at the Trocadero nightclub, with Jimmy Durante and Joe E. Lewis as straight men. She was in front of the cameras the following day, doing a comic drunk routine in Bing Crosby's 'Rhythm on the Range'.
7Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen Silverman. [1999]
8Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 505-506. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
9Spokesperson for Polident denture cleanser in the 1970s and 1980s.
10Born backstage at a local vaudeville theatre in Butte, Montana, where her song-and-dance parents, Maybelle Hazel (Hooper) and Peter Reed, Jr., were performing. Two days after Martha was born, her mother was back doing the act. Martha's father, born in Manchester, England, had Irish ancestry. Martha's American-born mother had German and English roots.
11Following the demise of her TV variety show, the breakup of her fifth marriage, and a series of other personal problems, she attempted suicide with sleeping pills on August 14, 1956. After her recovery she always wore a St. Christopher's medal, a St. Genesius medal and a Star of David given to her by wellwishers. At the end of her TV programs she also would say "Good night, Sisters," a reference to The Sisters of St. Francis Hospital in Miami where she recovered.
12Performed in a family act called "Reed and Hooper" (their parents' names) with brother Bud. Martha (whose real name was Margaret) and Bud so consistently stole the show that the name of the act was eventually changed to "Bud and Margie."
13Once attended the Professional Children's School in New York.
14One time band vocalist with the Paul Ash and Boris Morros orchestras in the early 30s.
15Was an honorary Green Beret. Visited U.S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam without fanfare. Registered nurse Lt. Colonel, helped out when things got bad in Special Forces A-Camps. Affectionately known by Green Berets as "Colonel Maggie."
16Martha Raye had a lifelong fear of flying, but because of her profession was required to make numerous air trips, which she could muster only after drinking herself into a near alcoholic stupor. Her drinking and conduct during these periods ended up with a number of airlines refusing her service, particularly on her many trips into the Miami, Florida, area, which was a favored vacation spot.
17Martha left the bulk of her estate to Mark Harris, but left some money to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Harris spent a portion of his money designing a line of furs.
18Had a temporary falling out with daughter Melodye when Melodye had her father cremated against Martha's wishes.
19Buried in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
20Daughter by Condos, Melodye Raye Condos (Melodye Condos), born 26th July 1944.
21The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award was given to Raye in 1969 for her work with charities and entertaining U.S. troops; her estate gave it to the Friars Club in 1997 where she was its first female honorary member.
22Had so little formal schooling, her scripts had to be read to her.
23Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 1993 by President Bill Clinton.
24Married last husband Mark Harris - an admitted bisexual - after knowing him for less than a month. He was 42; she was 75.
25Died of pneumonia at Cedars Sinai Medical Center at 1:45pm; by 2pm Harris had her body en route to a mortuary. She also suffered from Alzheimers, cataracts and liver disease, and had lost both legs the year before her death due to circulatory problems.
26Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1988.

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tropic Holiday1938Midge Miller
College Swing1938Mabel Grady
The Big Broadcast of 19381938Martha Bellows
Double or Nothing1937Liza Lou Lane
Artists & Models1937Specialty
Mountain Music1937Mary Beamish
Waikiki Wedding1937Myrtle Finch
College Holiday1936Daisy Schloggenheimer
Hideaway Girl1936Helen Flint
The Big Broadcast of 19371936Patsy
Rhythm on the Range1936Emma Mazda
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny Fifties1989Video
Alice in Wonderland1985TV MovieThe Duchess
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesSadie Winthrope
Alice1979-1984TV SeriesCarrie Sharples
Pippin: His Life and Times1981TV MovieBerthe
The Love Boat1979-1981TV SeriesZelda / Irene Austin
The Gossip Columnist1980TV MovieGeorgia O'Hanlon
Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol1979TV MovieGhost of Christmas Past
The Concorde... Airport '791979Loretta
'Twas the Night Before Christmas1977TV Movie
McMillan & Wife1976-1977TV SeriesAgatha
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesFrancis Goldman (segment "Love and the Hidden Meaning")
The Red Skelton Hour1963-1971TV SeriesClara Appleby / Saleslady / Indian Maiden / ...
The Bugaloos1970-1971TV SeriesBenita Bizarre
The Phynx1970Foxy
Pufnstuf1970Boss Witch
Clown Alley1966TV MovieWasherwoman Clown
Burke's Law1965TV SeriesBeulah Brothers
Billy Rose's Jumbo1962Lulu
Producers' Showcase1954TV SeriesDelilah / Herself
Musical Comedy Time1950TV SeriesReno Sweeney
Monsieur Verdoux1947Annabella Bonheur
Pin Up Girl1944Molly McKay
Four Jills in a Jeep1944Martha Raye
Hellzapoppin'1941Betty Johnson
Keep 'Em Flying1941Gloria Phelps / Barbara Phelps
Navy Blues1941Lilibelle Bolton
The Boys from Syracuse1940Luce
The Farmer's Daughter1940Patience Bingham
$1000 a Touchdown1939Martha Madison
Never Say Die1939Mickey Hawkins
Give Me a Sailor1938Letty Larkin

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alice in Wonderland1985TV Movie performer: "There's Something to Say for Hatred"
Pippin: His Life and Times1981TV Movie performer: "No Time at All"
The Bugaloos1970TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Pufnstuf1970performer: "ZAP THE WORLD"
Billy Rose's Jumbo1962performer: "Circus On Parade", "Sawdust And Spangles And Dreams" uncredited
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV Series performer - 1 episode
Musical Comedy Time1950TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pin Up Girl1944performer: "Red Robins, Bobwhites and Bluebirds", "Yankee Doodle Hayride" - uncredited
Four Jills in a Jeep1944performer: " If You Can't Sing It You'll Have to Swing It" - uncredited
Hellzapoppin'1941performer: "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" uncredited, "Watch The Birdie"
Keep 'Em Flying1941performer: "Pig Foot Pete" 1941, "The Boy With the Wistful Eyes" 1941
Navy Blues1941"In Waikiki", uncredited / performer: "Navy Blues", "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean", "Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main" - uncredited
The Farmer's Daughter1940performer: "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Jungle Jingle" - uncredited
Give Me a Sailor1938performer: "A Little Kiss at Twilight"
College Swing1938performer: "How'dja Like To Love Me", "What A Rumba Does To Romance"
The Big Broadcast of 19381938performer: "MAMA, THAT MOON IS HERE AGAIN" 1937, "TRUCKIN' THEY'RE GOING HOLLYWOOD IN HARLEM" 1935 - uncredited
Double or Nothing1937performer: "It's On, It's Off" - uncredited
Mountain Music1937performer: "If I Put My Heart in My Song", "Good Mornin', Good Mornin'"
Waikiki Wedding1937performer: "Okolehau"
College Holiday1936performer: "So What?", "Who's That Knocking at My Heart?"
Rhythm on the Range1936performer: "I'm an Old Cowhand From the Rio Grande", "If You Can't Sing It You'll Have to Swing It", "Love in Bloom" - uncredited

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Four Jills in a Jeep1944based on the actual experiences of

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 37th Annual Thalians Ball1992TV MovieHerself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHerself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope's Road to Hollywood1983TV MovieHerself
Circus of the Stars #71982TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Ringmaster
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special1981TV SpecialHerself
Ed Sullivan Presents: The TV Comedy Years1973TV MovieHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1971TV SeriesHerself - Comedienne
The Bob Hope Show1953-1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Carol Burnett Show1967-1971TV SeriesHerself
No Substitute for Victory1970DocumentaryHerself
The Hollywood Palace1966-1969TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Sketch Actor / Herself / ...
The Barbara McNair Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1968-1969TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters1969TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHerself
The Jackie Gleason Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHerself
The Steve Allen Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Jerry Lewis Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Milton Berle Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The Andy Williams Show1962-1966TV SeriesHerself
Clown Alley1966TV SeriesHerself
Danny Thomas Meets the Comics1965TV MovieHerself
The Celebrity Game1965TV SeriesHerself
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Documentary Awards
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1959-1964TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Judy Garland Show1964TV SeriesHerself
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show1962TV SeriesHerself
I've Got a Secret1958-1961TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Celebrity Guest
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956-1960TV SeriesHerself
The Big Party1959TV SeriesHerself
The Garry Moore Show1958-1959TV SeriesHerself
The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show1959TV SeriesHerself
The All-Star Christmas Show1958TV MovieHerself
The Patrice Munsel Show1958TV SeriesHerself
The Big Record1958TV SeriesHerself
Washington Square1956-1957TV SeriesHerself
The Walter Winchell Show1956TV SeriesHerself
The Martha Raye Show1954-1956TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
What's My Line?1955TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest #3
Texaco Star Theatre1949-1955TV SeriesHerself
Max Liebman Presents: Big Time1955TV MovieHerself - Host
All Star Revue1951-1953TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Marta Gabor / Herself / ...
The Colgate Comedy Hour1953TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host
Screen Snapshots 5852: Hollywood Night at '21' Club1952Documentary shortHerself - Celebration Guest
Show-Business at War1943Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 61939Documentary shortHerself
A Night in a Night Club1934ShortHerself - Singer

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentaryHerself
The Adventures of Errol Flynn2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Chaplin Today: Monsieur Verdoux2003TV Short documentaryAnabella Bonheur (uncredited)
Hidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vaults1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself (Memorial Tribute)
Red Skelton: Bloopers, Blunders and Ad-Libs1994VideoQueen Cleopatra
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1993TV MovieHerself
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: Carnival of Comedy1989Video
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHerself
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHerself
Showbiz Goes to War1982TV Movie
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActress - Unidentified Film (uncredited)
Bob Hope's World of Comedy1976TV MovieHerself
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals1974TV MovieHerself
The Hollywood Palace1970TV SeriesHerself
The DuPont Show of the Week1961TV SeriesHerself
Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians1952Documentary short
Cinema Circus1937ShortMartha Raye (uncredited)

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1974Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
1969Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardAcademy Awards, USA
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6251 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6547 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy SeriesMcMillan & Wife (1971)
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActressBilly Rose's Jumbo (1962)
1954Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsMost Outstanding Personality
1953Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Comedienne

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