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Ethel Merman

American actress and singer

Ethel Merman

American actress and singer
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birthday
16th
January, 1908
Death
15th
February, 1984
Birth Place
New York City, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Ethel Merman (born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann, January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American actress, artist, and singer. Known primarily for her distinctive, powerful voice and leading roles in musical theatre, she has been called “the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage”. Over her distinguished career in theater she became known for her iconic performances in shows such as Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, and Hello, Dolly!. She is also known for her film roles in Anything Goes (1936), Call Me Madam (1953), There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). Among many accolades, she received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Call Me Madam, a Grammy Award for Gypsy and Drama Desk Award for Hello, Dolly!.
Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are “I Got Rhythm” (from Girl Crazy); “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “Some People”, and “Rose’s Turn” (from Gypsy–Merman starred as Rose in the original 1959 Broadway production); and the Cole Porter songs “It’s De-Lovely” (from Red, Hot and Blue), “Friendship” (from Du Barry Was a Lady), and “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top”, and “Anything Goes” (from Anything Goes). The Irving Berlin song “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, written for the musical Annie Get Your Gun, became Merman’s signature song.

Children

2

Occupation

Actress singer artist

Political Party

Republican

Resting Place

Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Spouses

William Smith (m. 1940; div. 1941) Robert Levitt, Sr. (m. 1941; div. 1952) Robert Six (m. 1953; div. 1960) Ernest Borgnine (m. ; div. 1964)

Years Active

1930 1982

Name

Ethel Merman

Nationality

United States of America

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