"Mary Virginia Martin" was an American actress, singer and Broadway star. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (musical)/South Pacific and Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She was named a Kennedy Center Honors/Kennedy Center Honoree in 1989. She was also the mother of actor Larry Hagman.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actresses! More Mary Martin on Wikipedia.