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By Aleene MacMinn and Aleene MacMinn,Los Angeles Times | November 5, 1990
MARY MARTIN made her first big splash in show business singing a song titled "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." The truth is, her heart belonged to the audience.Martin, who died Saturday of cancer at the age of 76, had a lifelong love affair with audiences. It was a mutual affection that washed across both sides of the footlights as she created and played such roles as Nellie Forbush (in "South Pacific"), Maria (in "The Sound of Music") and especially Peter Pan.Peter Pan seems to be a show everyone recalls with special fondness.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
The main drag outside this former general store in the homey waterfront community of Havre de Grace - a short hop off U.S. 40 north of Baltimore - is drenched in Americana. Antiques shops and local art galleries dominate the street, clustered behind kitschy window displays of knickknacks. A sign advertising a summer seafood festival is posted outside an independent bookstore. But at the back of Mary Martin's downtown shop, you'll discover a far wider world, collated in an assortment of postcards, some featuring nearby small towns but many others far-flung foreign cities.
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By Los Angeles Times | November 5, 1990
Mary Martin, the Broadway musical legend who portrayed Nellie Forbush and Maria von Trapp but who was Peter Pan to a mesmerized world, has died of cancer, it was reported yesterday.Miss Martin, 76, died late Saturday at her Rancho Mirage, Calif., home, near Palm Springs, publicist Richard Grant said. Mr. Grant represents Miss Martin's son, "Dallas" TV star Larry Hagman.She had been reported as seriously ill last month and hospitalized for a series of tests.The spunky little lady from Texas who lit up stages and television studios for more than a half-century became a part of American theatrical history for her starring roles in the classic stage productions of "Peter Pan," "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music" and other masterpieces.
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From Sun staff reports | November 16, 2013
The Morgan State women's basketball team got way more than it bargained for from Lincoln (Pa.). The Lions' Pam Zephrah made a layup with four seconds left to tie the game at 82 and force overtime and had six of her team's 12 points scored in the extra period as Division II Lincoln (Pa.) upset the host Bears, 94-86, Friday. Morgan State (0-1) led 52-38 at the half before Lincoln rallied in the second half, scoring 40points. The Bears shot 19.4 percent from the field in the second half to the Lions' 40 percent.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | February 12, 1993
Whether it's Melbourne, Fla., or Melbourne, Australia, city halls or concert halls, old houses, outhouses, executions, elocutions, paintings, faintings, cows looking east or cows looking west -- if it's on a postcard, chances are you'll find it at Mary L. Martin LTD.The Cecil County business, which occupies the site of a former auto dealership on U.S. 40 in Perryville, is home to more than 10 million postcards on thousands of topics. Inside, the Martin family -- Bill and Mary, son David, and daughter and son-in-law Mary and Paul Russell -- operate a mail-order business selling mostly antique postcards from all over the world to collectors from all over the world.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
The main drag outside this former general store in the homey waterfront community of Havre de Grace - a short hop off U.S. 40 north of Baltimore - is drenched in Americana. Antiques shops and local art galleries dominate the street, clustered behind kitschy window displays of knickknacks. A sign advertising a summer seafood festival is posted outside an independent bookstore. But at the back of Mary Martin's downtown shop, you'll discover a far wider world, collated in an assortment of postcards, some featuring nearby small towns but many others far-flung foreign cities.
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By The New York Times | November 7, 1990
LITTLE KIDS are lucky. They can see as well as hear her joyous "I'm Flying" in the videotape of "Peter Pan." But we older kids know what they don't, that Mary Martin had a life in the theater before she played the boy who never grew up.And darn! don't we wish we could watch her again in "One Touch of Venus," as she tells the world "That's Him." Or reminding us, in "Lute Song," to "Speak low -- When you speak love." Above all, wouldn't it be swell to see her wash that man right out of her hair?
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July 1, 2003
On June 29, 2003; MAXINE MARIE (nee Zimnitzky); beloved wife of Henry Lee Cote; mother of Patricia Lee, John Albert and Glenn Owen Cote; sister of Mary Martin and Sharon Jandorf. Also, survived by seven grandchildren. Funeral Services Wednesday 1 PM at the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Boulevard). Interment Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM.
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July 30, 1995
This year's Chesapeake Postcard Fair, to be held Friday and Saturday at the Havre de Grace Community Center, will take visitors back in time to unpaved streets and small towns that once made up Harford County.Postcards showing the Bel Air Fairgrounds, now the site of Harford Mall, and postcard pictures of Bel Air's Main Street -- unpaved and mostly residential -- will be at the show, said Mary Russell, manager of Mary Martin Ltd., a postcard store in a former car dealership in Perryville.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,sun theater critic | May 8, 2007
Mary Martin was an inimitable Peter Pan; Cathy Rigby imbued the eternal boy with athletic grace; and, in Baltimore, Jefferson Mays brought impish charm to J.M. Barrie's classic at Center Stage four seasons ago. But the most creative take I've seen has to be Peter and Wendy, the magical 1996 rendition by the acclaimed New York-based avant-garde troupe Mabou Mines. Peter and Wendy runs through June 24 at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. S.W., Washington. $55-$74. Call 202-488-3300 or go to arenastage.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,special to the sun | March 16, 2008
Mary Martin thumbed through a stack of postcards. When she got to a card that depicted a building at Aberdeen Proving Ground during World War II, she flipped it over and read the words scrawled on the back. "This one is a note from a boy to his mom as he went to Jacksonville, Fla., for training during World War II," said Martin, 41. "I love reading the notes that tell what happened here, or what people from a century ago thought about this area." Martin was perusing postcards -- from her collection of more than 10 million -- to make display boards depicting locations throughout the county, for the Spring Chesapeake Postcard Fair that she is hosting in Havre de Grace on April 4 and April 5. A well known deltiologist, Martin has coordinated the show that will include about 30 dealers from 12 states, and more than 1,000 collectors from around the world.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,sun theater critic | May 8, 2007
Mary Martin was an inimitable Peter Pan; Cathy Rigby imbued the eternal boy with athletic grace; and, in Baltimore, Jefferson Mays brought impish charm to J.M. Barrie's classic at Center Stage four seasons ago. But the most creative take I've seen has to be Peter and Wendy, the magical 1996 rendition by the acclaimed New York-based avant-garde troupe Mabou Mines. Peter and Wendy runs through June 24 at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. S.W., Washington. $55-$74. Call 202-488-3300 or go to arenastage.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | January 9, 2007
Mary-Paulding Martin, a writer, neighborhood activist and former director of Baltimore's Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, died of pneumonia Friday at Roland Park Place. She was 94. Born in Norfolk, Va., and raised in Portsmouth, Va., Mary-Paulding Murdoch was a descendant of Pocahontas and a great-great-great-granddaughter of 19th-century Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from Sweet Briar College in Virginia in 1933 and four years later married architect Hugh McDonald Martin.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | October 22, 2006
When Mary Martin was about 2 years old, her mother, also named Mary Martin, started a postcard business in the family's Albany, N.Y., home. Over the years, the mother instilled a love of postcards in her daughter. She taught the youngster everything she knew. By the time she was 6 years old, young Mary could hold her own with postcard dealers. "It was obvious early on that I had the collector's gene," she said. "I was fascinated with postcards, and collecting them became addictive." Martin remembers quickly learning to distinguish which postcards were good and which ones were bad. And she learned from the best, said Bill Martin, 65, her father.
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By CASSANDRA A. FORTIN and CASSANDRA A. FORTIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 30, 2006
David R. Craig scattered about 20 postcards on a long table in the back of the Historical Society of Harford County. "Finding mistakes on postcards is one of my favorite things to do when I look at them," said Craig, thumbing through a book. Seconds later, he laid the book on the table and pointed to a postcard. "This one says it's the Havre de Grace Race Track," said Craig, a Havre de Grace native. "The features of the track in relation to the date on the back of the card show me that it can't be the Havre de Grace track.
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May 22, 2004
On May 21, 2004, PATRICIA L. (nee Johnson), beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Dickerson, Jr., devoted mother of Dale and Steven Dickerson, loving grandmother of Tiffany Marie Dickerson and beloved sister of Andy Johnson, Genevieve Grover, Mary Martin and the late Dick and Donald Johnson. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, Inc., 3631 Falls Rd., on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Monday at 10 A.M. Interment Lake View Memorial Park.
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May 22, 2004
On May 21, 2004, PATRICIA L. (nee Johnson), beloved wife of the late Joseph H. Dickerson, Jr., devoted mother of Dale and Steven Dickerson, loving grandmother of Tiffany Marie Dickerson and beloved sister of Andy Johnson, Genevieve Grover, Mary Martin and the late Dick and Donald Johnson. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, Inc., 3631 Falls Rd., on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Monday at 10 A.M. Interment Lake View Memorial Park.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Contributing Writer | July 31, 1994
Collectors and exhibitors from all over the country, and as far away as England, Switzerland and Canada, will gather in Harford County next weekend to buy and sell antique postcards and to view an exhibit featuring rare images of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner.The postcards depicting the passenger ship -- which sank after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912 -- will be on display Friday and Saturday at the second annual Chesapeake Postcard Fair in Havre de Grace. The cards, on loan from an unidentified collector of Titanic memorabilia, are valued at as much as $600 each.
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July 1, 2003
On June 29, 2003; MAXINE MARIE (nee Zimnitzky); beloved wife of Henry Lee Cote; mother of Patricia Lee, John Albert and Glenn Owen Cote; sister of Mary Martin and Sharon Jandorf. Also, survived by seven grandchildren. Funeral Services Wednesday 1 PM at the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Boulevard). Interment Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM.
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May 25, 2002
Mary Elizabeth Martin, a retired state parole and probation officer, died Tuesday of heart failure at her Lake-Walker home in Northeast Baltimore. She was 61. She worked as a parole and probation officer for 10 years, until she retired on disability in 1997. She had previously worked for the Department of Social Services. Born in High Point, N.C., Mary Elizabeth Cole attended Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School and earned a degree from Coppin State College. Her marriage to Robert Scales ended in divorce.
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