Martha Wright, born Martha Lucile Wiederrecht was born on March 23, 1923, and died on March 1, 2016.
She was an American actress and singer
She was notable for her performances on Broadway and on television.
She has sang on the radio and played roles in musical theatre and opera in her native Seattle as a teenager.
Wright relocated to New York City and debuted on Broadway by age 21, where she soon had a major success as Mary Martin’s replacement in both South Pacific and The Sound of Music.
Martha Wright also continued to sing on the radio.
In the mid-50s, she also performed on television, including in her own show.
Herself and her husband, restaurateur George J. Manuche Jr. (1921–2013), had four children.
She had reduced her performing by the late 1960s, returning for a few engagements in the 1970s and 1980s.
Martha Wright appeared on the NBC live broadcast of Cole Porter – An All-Star Tribute, in 1964.
And, she also appeared in Bell Telephone Hour telecasts with Duke Ellington and Maureen O’Hara.
Martha Wright passed away at 92 yrs old.