Mary Martin Flew High as the Original “Peter Pan”

The marvelous musical “Peter Pan” opened on Broadway on October 20, 1954 with 40 year old Mary Martin in the title role.

The Weatherford native already was an established star of the New York stage, when she started her long-running impersonation of the lovable boy who refused to grow up.  A favorite of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the talented Texan was also the original Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific” and Maria von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.”

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