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Mary Martin

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Mary was forty years old when she first played Peter Pan, yet she rehearsed fourteen hours a day and seemed fresh and high spirited while everyone else in the company drooped with fatigue. She was determined to fly all over the stage in the part.
Ronald L. Davis, on rehearsals for Peter Pan, in Mary Martin : Broadway Legend (2008), p. 182

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