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Martha Ray



Cass Elliot PufNstuff Movie W/ Martha Raye & Billie Hayes



Martha Raye (one of her last singing performances)



Martha Raye - "Come Rain or Come Shine" (1957)



Martha Raye as Boss Witch in Pufnstuf



Martha Raye--Impression of Judy Garland, 1958

Martha Ray was a British singer of the Georgian era. Her father was a corsetmaker and her mother was a servant in a noble household. Good-looking, intelligent, and a talented singer, she came to the attention of many of her father's patrons. She is best known for her affair with John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. She lived with him as his mistress from the age of seventeen, while his wife was suffering from mental illness. She gave birth to five children, one of whom was Basil Montagu. During this time, she conducted a successful singing career, for which she became well-known, as well as completed her education with Lord Sandwich's support.
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