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Martha Raye

Martha Raye, center, with husband David Rose, left, and gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler and wife Kay

Martha Raye, center, with husband David Rose, left, and gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler and wife Kay

Martha Raye, center, and her second husband (of seven) David Rose, left, announce news of their wedding to gossip Columnist Jimmy Fidler and his wife, Kay, in 1938. Composer Rose left Ray in 1941 to marry Judy Garland.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
"For the Boys" Film 1991

"For the Boys" Film 1991

Actor James Caan joined Bette Midler for the roles of USO entertainers Eddie Sparks and singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard, said to be based on the careers of Bob Hope and Martha Raye, for the 1991 feature film "For the Boys."

March 14, 2014 3:08 pm
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane 'Hello, Dolly!' revives theater's favorite maven

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane 'Hello, Dolly!' revives theater's favorite maven

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am
Comedienne Martha Raye entertains servicemen of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force in 1943

Comedienne Martha Raye entertains servicemen of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force in 1943

Comedienne Martha Raye entertains servicemen of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force on a makeshift stage on the edge of the Sahara Desert in North Africa in 1943.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Time to share early memories of WW II and Urschel Air Field

OFFBEAT: Time to share early memories of WW II and Urschel Air Field

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Local readers with WW II memories join Honor Flight

OFFBEAT: Local readers with WW II memories join Honor Flight

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre world premiere of 'For the Boys' classic

OFFBEAT: Marriott Theatre world premiere of 'For the Boys' classic

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 29, 2011 12:00 am
Military musical without Midler: Stage treatment of 'For the Boys' gets Chicagoland world premiere

Military musical without Midler: Stage treatment of 'For the Boys' gets Chicagoland world premiere

Ed Traher of Dyer never saw Bob Hope perform any of his legendary USO shows entertaining U.S. Troops.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Happy 70th anniversary to commercial TV with nod to Carol Burnett

OFFBEAT: Happy 70th anniversary to commercial TV with nod to Carol Burnett

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 01, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Singer Margaret Whiting, who played Holiday Star Theater, dead at 86

OFFBEAT: Singer Margaret Whiting, who played Holiday Star Theater, dead at 86

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 19, 2011 12:00 am
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