Made Broadway debut in "Hooray for What!"; also worked on vocal arrangements
Hired by Richard Rodgers to create vocal arrangements for "The Boys From Syracuse"
With Ralph Blane, wrote score for the Broadway show "Best Foot Forward"
Hired by MGM to work under Arthur Freed in the music unit
Film version of "Best Foot Forward" released
With Blane, wrote several songs for "Meet Me in St Louis"; earned Oscar nomination for "The Trolly Song"; first association with Judy Garland; also penned perennial "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Served in the US Army during WWII; worked in the Special Entertainment forces
Received second Academy Award nomination for Best Song for "Pass the Peace Pipe" from "Good News"; written with Blane and Roger Edens
Wrote score for "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'", conceived by Jerome Robbins and directed by George Abbott for Broadway
Served as pianist for Judy Garland during her performances at the Palace Theater in NYC
Walked off "A Star Is Born" because of a falling-out with Garland over the interpretation of "The Man That Got Away"; received no film credit
Suffered a nervous breakdown
Liza Minnelli made her stage debut in the off-Broadway revival of Martin and Blane's "Best Foot Forward"
With Timothy Gray, co-wrote "High Spirits", a musical based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"; production starred Beatrice Lillie and was directed by Gower Champion (who replaced Coward); received Tony Award nomination
Traveled throughout the USA with a gospel camp
With Blane, wrote ten new songs for the stage version of "Meet Me in St Louis"; received second Tony nomination
Honored by current hometown of San Diego, CA with a "Hugh Martin Day"
Composed new songs (with Timothy Gray) for "I Will Come Back", an off-Broadway tribute to Judy Garland starring drag artiste Tommy Femia
Wrote music and lyrics for San Diego workshop production of "Maggie & Jiggs", based on the George McManus comic strip, "Bringing Up Father"