Mary Martin will be honored posthumously by the National Theater of the Deaf when that organization gives its international scholarships in the late actress's name.

A celebration dedicating the Mary Martin Scholarship, scheduled to take place in New York April 25, will be attended by Martin's son Larry Hagman, her daughter Heller Halliday DeMeritt and her longtime friend, Helen Hayes.The National Theater of the Deaf, a theatrical company of deaf and hearing actors, perform in sign language, speech and song. Martin was a supporter of the company.