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Martha Raye

Martha Raye (August 27, 1916 – October 19, 1994) was an American comic actress and singer who performed in movies, and later on television. She also acted in plays, including Broadway. She was honored in 1969 at the Academy Awards as the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient for her volunteer efforts and services to the troops.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 27th, 1916 (Butte), Died October 19th, 1994 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-73783 10-in. 10/6/1932 I heard Martha Raye Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Victor BS-73784 10-in. 10/6/1932 How am I doin'? Martha Raye Female vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Decca 70551 10-in. 3/20/1942 Pig foot Pete Martha Raye vocalist  
Decca 70552 10-in. 3/20/1942 My little cousin Martha Raye vocalist  
Decca 70553 10-in. 3/20/1942 Three little sisters Martha Raye vocalist  
Decca 70554 10-in. 3/20/1942 Oh! The pity of it all Martha Raye vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Raye, Martha," accessed November 23, 2020,

Raye, Martha. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from

"Raye, Martha." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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