Martha Raye -- (1916-1994). Singer, Dancer, Actress, Commercial & Entertainer. She was the 'Polident' Spokesperson. She played Carrie on the TV Series "Alice". Movies -- "Pufnstuf" as Boss Witch, "The Bugaloos" as Benita Bizarre. She suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and had lost both legs in 1993 from poor circulation. She died of Pneumonia.
Martha Raye (singer/actress) was a Colonel in the Army reserve. An RN with surgical nurse being her specialty. When her USO show was canceled at (Thanksgiving 1967) Pleiku, Vietnam, she pitched in for almost a week, helping save many lives. Martha is the only woman buried in the SF (Special Forces) cemetery at Ft Bragg.