Martha Raye

American comic actress and singer (1916-1994)

Martha Raye (August 27, 1916 – October 19, 1994) was an American comedian, singer and actress. She began acting in movies and then acted in television series. She had her own show, The Martha Raye Show during the mid 1950s. She also appeared as Carrie on CBS' sitcom Alice.

Raye was born in Montana. She died from pneumonia at age 78 in Los Angeles.