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Ethel Merman

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Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage."

Fact file

  • Born: Ethel Agnes Zimmermann January 16, 1908 Queens, New York, U.S.
  • Died: February 15, 1984 (aged 76) Manhattan, New York, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Brain cancer
  • Education: P.S. 4 William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Occupation: Actress, singer
  • Years active: 1930-1982
  • Political party: Republican
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Spouse(s): William Smith (m. 1940; div. 1941) Robert Levitt, Sr. (m. 1941; div. 1952) Robert Six (m. 1953; div. 1960) Ernest Borgnine (m. 1964; div. 1964)
  • Children: 2

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Mr. Nype sang with an ebullient baritone and won Tony Awards for performing alongside Elaine Stritch in “Goldilocks” and Ethel Merman in “Call Me Madam.”

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