Martha Raye (1916–1994)

Actress | Soundtrack | Writer
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KNOWN FOR 
The Martha Raye Show (1954-1956) | Monsieur Verdoux (1947) | All Star Revue (1951-1953)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations More »
NICKNAMEs  
The Big Mouth, The Female Bob Hope
BORN 
Aug 27, 1916 (died Oct 19, 1994)
HEIGHT 
5' 3" (1.60m)

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Past Film & Video (26 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Concorde... Airport '79The Concorde... Airport '79 Loretta  Less 1979 $14MM $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for The PhynxThe Phynx Foxy  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for PufnstufPufnstuf Boss Witch, Performer ("ZAP THE WORLD")  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Billy Rose's JumboBilly Rose's Jumbo Lulu, Performer ("Circus On Parade", "Sawdust And Spangles And Dreams" (uncredited))  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Monsieur VerdouxMonsieur Verdoux Annabella Bonheur  Less 1947 $2MM $325K / $1.5MM
  • Primary photo for Pin Up GirlPin Up Girl Molly McKay, Performer ("Red Robins, Bobwhites and Bluebirds", "Yankee Doodle Hayride") (uncredited)  Less 1944 $1.6MM
  • Primary photo for Four Jills in a JeepFour Jills in a Jeep Martha Raye, Performer (" (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It") (uncredited), Writer (based on the actual experiences of)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for Hellzapoppin'Hellzapoppin' Betty Johnson, Performer ("Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" (uncredited), "Watch The Birdie")  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Keep 'Em FlyingKeep 'Em Flying Gloria Phelps / Barbara Phelps, Performer ("Pig Foot Pete" (1941), "The Boy With the Wistful Eyes" (1941))  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for Navy BluesNavy Blues Lilibelle Bolton, Soundtrack ("In Waikiki") (uncredited), Performer ("Navy Blues", "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean", "Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main") (uncredited)  Less 1941 $1.2MM
  • Primary photo for The Boys from SyracuseThe Boys from Syracuse Luce  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for The Farmer's DaughterThe Farmer's Daughter Patience Bingham, Performer ("Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Jungle Jingle") (uncredited)  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for $1000 a Touchdown$1000 a Touchdown Martha Madison  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for Never Say DieNever Say Die Mickey Hawkins  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for Give Me a SailorGive Me a Sailor Letty Larkin, Performer ("A Little Kiss at Twilight")  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for Tropic HolidayTropic Holiday Midge Miller  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for College SwingCollege Swing Mabel Grady, Performer ("How'dja Like To Love Me", "What A Rumba Does To Romance")  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for The Big Broadcast of 1938The Big Broadcast of 1938 Martha Bellows, Performer ("MAMA, THAT MOON IS HERE AGAIN" (1937), "TRUCKIN' (THEY'RE GOING HOLLYWOOD IN HARLEM)" (1935)) (uncredited)  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for Double or NothingDouble or Nothing Liza Lou Lane, Performer ("It's On, It's Off") (uncredited)  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for Artists & ModelsArtists & Models Specialty  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for Mountain MusicMountain Music Mary Beamish, Performer ("If I Put My Heart in My Song", "Good Mornin', Good Mornin'")  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for Waikiki WeddingWaikiki Wedding Myrtle Finch, Performer ("Okolehau")  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for College HolidayCollege Holiday Daisy Schloggenheimer, Performer ("So What?", "Who's That Knocking at My Heart?")  Less 1936
  • Primary photo for Hideaway GirlHideaway Girl Helen Flint  Less 1936
  • Primary photo for The Big Broadcast of 1937The Big Broadcast of 1937 Patsy  Less 1936
  • Primary photo for Rhythm on the RangeRhythm on the Range Emma Mazda, Performer ("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)  Less 1936
Past Television (17 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland (TV Movie) The Duchess, Performer ("There's Something to Say for Hatred")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Sadie Winthrope ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for AliceAlice (TV Series) Carrie Sharples ( 12 episodes, 1979–1984 )  Less 1979–1984 12
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  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Zelda / Irene Austin ( 2 episodes, 1979–1981 )  Less 1979–1981 2
  • Primary photo for Pippin: His Life and TimesPippin: His Life and Times (TV Movie) Berthe, Performer ("No Time at All")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Gossip ColumnistThe Gossip Columnist (TV Movie) Georgia O'Hanlon  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Skinflint: A Country Christmas CarolSkinflint: A Country Christmas Carol (TV Movie) Ghost of Christmas Past  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'Twas the Night Before Christmas (TV Movie) Actress  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for McMillan & WifeMcMillan & Wife (TV Series) Agatha ( 7 episodes, 1976–1977 )  Less 1976–1977 7
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  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Francis Goldman (segment "Love and the Hidden Meaning") ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton ShowThe Red Skelton Show (TV Series) Clara Appleby / Saleslady / Indian Maiden / Prudence Pennyfeather / Pat Mahoney / Virginia Veep / Gangster Boss Mr. Big / Laundress / Queen Cleopatra ( 8 episodes, 1963–1971 )  Less 1963–1971 8
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  • Primary photo for The BugaloosThe Bugaloos (TV Series) Benita Bizarre ( 17 episodes, 1970–1971 ) , Performer ("Nature Girl") ( 1 episode, 1970 ) , Performer ("I'm Country Style") ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970–1971 17
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  • Primary photo for Clown AlleyClown Alley (TV Movie) Washerwoman Clown  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Burke's LawBurke's Law (TV Series) Beulah Brothers ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Performer ("On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "Come Rain Or Come Shine") ( 1 episode, 1957 ) , Herself ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957 1
    • Episode #3.11 (Dec 1, 1957) Herself, Performer ("On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "Come Rain Or Come Shine") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Producers' ShowcaseProducers' Showcase (TV Series) Delilah / Herself ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
    • Dateline (Dec 13, 1954) Delilah / Herself  Less
  • Primary photo for Musical Comedy TimeMusical Comedy Time (TV Series) Reno Sweeney ( 1 episode, 1950 ) , Performer ("Anything Goes") ( 1 episode, 1950 )  Less 1950 1
    • Anything Goes (Oct 2, 1950) Reno Sweeney, Performer ("Anything Goes")  Less
Self (57 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The 37th Annual Thalians BallThe 37th Annual Thalians Ball (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Howard Stern ShowThe Howard Stern Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for NBC 60th Anniversary CelebrationNBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (TV Special) Herself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for All-Star Party for 'Dutch' ReaganAll-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (TV Special) Herself  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope's Road to HollywoodBob Hope's Road to Hollywood (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Circus of the Stars #7Circus of the Stars #7 (TV Special) Herself - Co-Ringmaster  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Women I Love: Beautiful But FunnyWomen I Love: Beautiful But Funny (TV Special) Herself  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary SpecialBob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special (TV Special) Herself  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Ed Sullivan Presents: The TV Comedy YearsEd Sullivan Presents: The TV Comedy Years (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Herself - Comedienne ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Bob Hope ShowThe Bob Hope Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest / Herself ( 8 episodes, 1953–1971 )  Less 1953–1971
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  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett ShowThe Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) Herself ( 8 episodes, 1967–1971 )  Less 1967–1971
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  • Primary photo for No Substitute for VictoryNo Substitute for Victory Herself  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood PalaceThe Hollywood Palace (TV Series) Herself - Singer / Sketch Actor / Herself / Herself - Hostess / Himself - Sketch Actor / Singer ( 4 episodes, 1966–1969 )  Less 1966–1969
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  • Primary photo for The Barbara McNair ShowThe Barbara McNair Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood SquaresThe Hollywood Squares (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 11 episodes, 1968–1969 )  Less 1968–1969
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  • Primary photo for Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon SistersJimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Herself ( 3 episodes, 1968–1969 )  Less 1968–1969
  • Primary photo for The Jackie Gleason ShowThe Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Operation: EntertainmentOperation: Entertainment (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Jerry Lewis ShowThe Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Herself - Guest / Herself ( 2 episodes, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Milton Berle ShowThe Milton Berle Show (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 1966 )  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Andy Williams ShowThe Andy Williams Show (TV Series) Herself ( 4 episodes, 1962–1966 )  Less 1962–1966
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  • Primary photo for Clown AlleyClown Alley (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Danny Thomas Meets the ComicsDanny Thomas Meets the Comics (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1965 $3MM
  • Primary photo for The Celebrity GameThe Celebrity Game (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The 37th Annual Academy AwardsThe 37th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Herself - Presenter  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Perry Como ShowThe Perry Como Show (TV Series) Herself - Guest / Herself ( 6 episodes, 1959–1964 )  Less 1959–1964
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  • Primary photo for The Judy Garland ShowThe Judy Garland Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The 20th Annual Golden Globes AwardsThe 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards (TV Special) Herself - Nominee  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans ShowThe Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 3 episodes, 1958–1961 )  Less 1958–1961
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Herself ( 12 episodes, 1956–1960 )  Less 1956–1960
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  • Primary photo for The Big PartyThe Big Party (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Milton Berle ShowThe Milton Berle Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Garry Moore ShowThe Garry Moore Show (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 1958–1959 )  Less 1958–1959
  • Primary photo for The Patti Page Oldsmobile ShowThe Patti Page Oldsmobile Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The All-Star Christmas ShowThe All-Star Christmas Show (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Patrice Munsel ShowThe Patrice Munsel Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Big RecordThe Big Record (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Washington SquareWashington Square (TV Series) Herself ( 3 episodes, 1956–1957 )  Less 1956–1957
  • Primary photo for The Walter Winchell ShowThe Walter Winchell Show (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 1956 )  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The Martha Raye ShowThe Martha Raye Show (TV Series) Herself - Hostess ( 28 episodes, 1954–1956 )  Less 1954–1956
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  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Herself - Mystery Guest #3 ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton BerleTexaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series) Herself ( 12 episodes, 1949–1955 )  Less 1949–1955
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  • Primary photo for Max Liebman Presents: Big TimeMax Liebman Presents: Big Time (TV Movie) Herself - Host  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for The Arthur Murray PartyThe Arthur Murray Party (TV Series) Herself - Comic Actress ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954
    • Episode #5.9 (Mar 1, 1954) Herself - Comic Actress  Less
  • Primary photo for Four Star RevueFour Star Revue (TV Series) Herself - Hostess / Marta Gabor / Herself / Hostess ( 12 episodes, 1951–1953 )  Less 1951–1953
    • Episode #4.4 (Dec 26, 1953) Herself - Hostess  Less
    • Episode #4.2 (Oct 31, 1953) Herself - Hostess / Marta Gabor  Less
    • Episode #4.1 (Oct 3, 1953) Herself / Hostess  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Herself / Herself - Host ( 2 episodes, 1953 )  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots 5852: Hollywood Night at '21' ClubScreen Snapshots 5852: Hollywood Night at '21' Club (Short) Herself - Celebration Guest  Less 1952 $10K
  • Primary photo for Show-Business at WarShow-Business at War (Short) Herself (uncredited)  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 6Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 6 (Short) Herself  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for A Night in a Night ClubA Night in a Night Club (Short) Herself - Singer  Less 1934
Archive Footage (23 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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