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Raye, Martha

Overview
Works: 309 works in 560 publications in 7 languages and 7,142 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Comedy films  Television comedies  Filmed musicals  Nonfiction films  Detective and mystery films  Dark comedy films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Author, Interviewee, Costume designer, pmn, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martha Raye
Monsieur Verdoux : a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

95 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dark comedy first released during WWII, Henri Vedoux, played by Charlie Chaplin, supports his family by first marrying, and then killing wealthy widows. On another level the film is an indictment of war in which mass murder is legalized, celebrated and paraded. "Killing is the enterprise by which your system prospers," Verdoux says. "As a mass killer, I am an amateur by comparison."
Pippin, his life and times by Stephen Schwartz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, the musical is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth
The music goes round and around : the golden years of Tin Pan Alley, 1930-1939 by Trummy Young( Recording )

6 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden years of Tin Pan Alley
Jumbo by Charles Walters( Visual )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this sensational, razzle-dazzle circus epic the New York Herald Tribune called "a glorious tribute to sawdust!" Set at the turn of the century, the story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. All four stars shine in thbe lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the sublime songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of "This Can't Be Love" while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings "Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue." Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The breathtaking circus footage was actually directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus!
Pin up girl( Visual )

14 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorrie Jones visits a popular hangout for servicemen. She falls in love with a war hero and tries to come up with a way to be near him. Lorrie pretends to be a Broadway star, and in turn she is hired by the USO and becomes a real star
College swing( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College swing: a tune-filled spoof of small-town college
Red Skelton : America's favorite funnyman by Red Skelton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows some of Red Skelton's best loved and remembered television episodes
Pufnstuf( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy is lured aboard a magical talking boat sent by an evil witch named Witchiepoo after school one day. The evil witch wants to make him a prisoner and steal his magic flute. But H.R. Pufnstuf and his friends come to the rescue!
Four Jills in a Jeep( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true-life adventures of the first female performers to join the U.S.O., Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye and Mitzi Mayfair play themselves in the film adaptation of Carole Landis's "novel" by the same name
Bing Crosby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waikiki wedding: A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion
Music from the soundtrack of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production [of] Billy Rose's Jumbo by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

5 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pippin, his life and times by Stephen Schwartz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the medieval legend of Charlemagne's son, Pippin, heir apparent to the Holy Roman Empire, the musical is a parable about a young man's search for meaning and truth
Hellzapoppin' by H. C Potter( Visual )

27 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Playing incompetent nitwits, Ole and Chic hire a producer to make a musical show at a fancy estate. What follows are non-stop zany gags and jokes when the producer takes on extracurricular activities by falling in love with the estate's wealthy girl. However he's encumbered by the girl's fiancé. A wild love triangle ensues, complicated by Chic's sister because a penniless Russian aristocrat mistakes her for the wealthy girl. Based on the hit Broadway play"--Container label
Caught in the draft ; Give me a sailor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught in the draft: Hope plays a gun-shy movie star who gets drafted. He pulls through and ends up a hero and wins the heart of the colonel's daughter. Give me a sailor: A comedy about mixed-up relationships. Sailors Jim and Walter Brewster are brothers in love with the same girl, Nancy, who has an ugly duckling sister, Letty. Letty agrees to help Jim win Nancy if he will help her win Walter. Jim tries, but nothing seems to work, that is until a photo of Letty's legs wins first prize in a national contest. Suddenly Walter notices her, but Letty changes her mind, causing things to get even more mixed up
Red Skelton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections originally broadcast on television in the 1950's-1960's as segments of: The new Red Skelton show ; The Red Skelton show ; and, The Red Skelton hour
Billy Rose's Jumbo by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest show on earth comes to the screen in this sensational, razzle-dazzle circus epic the New York Herald Tribune called "a glorious tribute to sawdust!" Set at the turn of the century, the story centers on Pop Wonder (Jimmy Durante), his daughter Kitty (Doris Day), his long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Lulu (Martha Raye), and Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd), the spy who comes to steal Pop's circus and falls in love with Kitty. All four stars shine in thbe lavish and colorful musical numbers featuring the sublime songs of Rodgers and Hart. Doris Day delivers a bouncy version of "This Can't Be Love" while performing as a bareback rider, and also sings "Why Can't I" and "Little Girl Blue." Stephen Boyd croons a romantic version of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World." And the comedy team of Durante and Raye provides some of the film's most hilarious moments and memorable lines. The breathtaking circus footage was actually directed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. Escape to the circus!
Louisiana purchase( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana Purchase is a fun and fierce look at the way politics and politicians sometimes spin out of control and into the headlines. Never say die: A misdiagnosis of a month to live sends Bob Hope into Martha Raye's arms
Rhythm on the range( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1st movie: Bing Crosby plays a champion rodeo rider who discovers a runaway heiress hiding out in his boxcar heading out West. Includes the song 'I'm an old cowhand'
Abbott and Costello in the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's funniest comedy team in rare movie trailers and scenes from their starring feature films. Also included are hilarious highlights and belly-busting bloopers
The best of Abbott and Costello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who done it?: Slapstick comedy thriller in which two radio writers become involved in a real murder while they are recording a whodunit play
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Pippin, his life and times
Alternative Names
Martha Raye actrice américaine

Martha Raye actriz estadounidense

Martha Raye Amerikaans actrice (1916-1994)

Martha Raye amerikansk sångare och skådespelare

Martha Raye amerikansk sanger og skuespiller

Martha Raye amerikansk songar og skodespelar

Martha Raye attrice statunitense

Martha Raye US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Reed, Margaret Teresa Yvonne

Reed, Margaret Teresa Yvonne 1916-1994

Reed, Margie

Reed, Margie 1916-1994

Марта Рей

Рей, Марта

מרתה ריי

מרתה ריי שחקנית אמריקאית

مارتا ری بازیگر و خواننده آمریکایی

مارثا راي

マーサ・レイ

瑪莎·蕾伊

瑪莎·雷伊

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PufnstufRhythm on the rangeMemories of Maggie : Martha Raye--a legend spanning three warsPotpourri of war : labors of love remembered