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Mary Travers


Vocalist and songwriter who was simply a member from the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, the group that performed strikes like “EASILY Had a Hammer.” She lowered out of senior high school to go after singing. Among her 1st gigs was using the Music Swappers. She released five single albums, including Mary, which arrived in 1971. She wedded her first spouse in 1958, after that Barry Feinstein in 1963, after that Gerald L. Taylor in 1969, and lastly Ethan Robbins in 1991. She and Peter Yarrow had been bandmates in Peter, Paul and Mary.

Quick Facts

Full Name Mary Travers
Date Of Birth November 9, 1936
Died September 16, 2009, Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Place Of Birth Louisville, KY
Height 1.77 m
Profession Folk Singer
Education Little Red School House
Nationality American
Spouse Ethan Robbins, Gerald L. Taylor, Barry Feinstein, John Filler, Puff, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer
Children Alicia Travers, Erika Marshall, Puff, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer
Parents Virginia Coigney, Robert Travers, Puff, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer
Siblings John Travers, Ann Gordon, Puff, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer
Music Groups Peter, Paul and Mary
Movies Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On, A Musical Legacy, The Kingston Trio & Friends: Reunion, The Mama Cass Television Program
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1On a PBS special she sang to her little granddaughter Wylly as her two daughters, Erika Marshall (born 1960) and Alicia Travers (born 1965) looked on.
2When she was two years old, her family moved to New York City. She grew up in the Greenwich Village neighborhood.
3She initially had not planned a professional singing career. Folk singing was a hobby until she met Peter Yarrow, who convinced her to join him in a folk-music trio.
4Mary of the folk group Peter Paul & Mary.
5As a teenager, before joining Peter Paul & Mary, she worked as a dental technician.



Mad Men2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion1982TV Movie performer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane"



50 Years with Peter Paul and Mary2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Folk America2009TV Series documentaryHerself
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival2007TV Movie documentaryHerself, Peter, Paul and Mary
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song2007DocumentaryHerself (as Mary Travers)
The Ballad of Greenwich Village2005DocumentaryHerself (as Mary Travers)
Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal2004DocumentaryHerself (Peter, Paul & Mary) (as Mary Travers)
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHerself
Peter, Paul, and Mary: Carry It on - A Musical Legacy2004TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Mary Travers)
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryHerself
New Passages1996TV MovieHerself (as Mary Travers)
Great Performances1996TV SeriesHerself
Peter, Paul and Mommy, Too1993TV MovieHerself (as Mary Travers)
Peter, Paul and Mary: Reunion1991Video documentaryHerself (as Mary Travers)
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried1989TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Mary Travers)
Peter, Paul & Mary: Holiday Concert1988TV MovieHerself (as Mary Travers)
In Our Hands1984DocumentaryHerself (as Mary Travers)
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHerself
The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion1982TV MovieHerself (as Mary Travers)
The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time1981DocumentaryHerself (as Mary Travers)
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1978TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself - Folksinger / Herself - Co-Host
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards1975TV SpecialHerself (as Mary Travers)
The Morecambe & Wise Show1973TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1971-1972TV SeriesHerself
C'è musica & musica1972TV Series documentaryHerself
Engelbert with the Young Generation1972TV SeriesHerself
Tom Jones: Movin' Up the River1971TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Walsh Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Mama Cass Television Program1969TV SpecialHerself (as Mary Travers)
Festival1967DocumentaryHerself (as Mary)
The Andy Williams Show1966TV SeriesHerself
The Roger Miller Show1966TV SeriesHerself
Ready, Steady, Go!1964TV SeriesHerself
Juke Box Jury1964TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
The Jack Benny Program1964TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope Comedy Special1963TV SpecialHerself (as Mary Travers)
What's My Line?1963TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for Children· Milton Okun (produced by)
· Peter Yarrow (performed by)
· N. Paul Stookey (performed by)

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1People say to us "Oh, I grew up with your music", and we often say, sotto voce, "So did we". (from an interview in "Goldmine" music magazine)

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