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Hugh Martin
Birth: Aug. 11, 1914
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 2011
Encinitas
San Diego County
California, USA

Composer. His father was an architect, he mother was an accomplished musician from whom he learned to play the piano at the age of four. He studied at the Birmingham Conservatory of Music and Birmingham Southern College, initially to become a composer of classical music. A strong fondness for George Gershwin songs would lead to his lengthy career in popular music. He would move to New York City where he began a six decade association with the Broadway stage, first as a performer in "Hooray For What!" (1937 to 1938) and later vocal arranger for "The Boys from Syracuse" (1938 to 1939), "The Streets of Paris" (1939 to 1940) and "Too Many Girls" (1939 to 1940). In 1941, Martin began a successful collaboration with Ralph Blane which yielded the hits "Buckle Down, Winsocki" and "Wish I May" for the stage musical "Best Foot Forward" (1941 to 1942), and the classic songs "The Trolley Song" (received an Academy Award nomination), "The Boy Next Door" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for the Judy Garland film "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944). In 1964, he partnered with Timothy Gray to produce the Broadway hit "High Spirits" (1964 to 1965); the musical which was based on Noel Coward's play "Blithe Spirit" received multiple Tony Award nominations. Martin would receive additional Tony Award nominations with the stage adaptation of "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1989 to 1990). He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983. He died from natural causes at the age of 96. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66792028
Hugh Martin
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Remembering you on your 100th birthday, Hugh. You're an inspiration. Thank you for your body of work. -Don
- dar89
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014

- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014

- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014
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