Legendary actress, Ethel Merman, was born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann on Jan 16, 1908 in Astoria, NY. Merman died at the age of 76 on Feb 15, 1984 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Recording and Motion Pictures. In addition, Merman was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame . Merman was never nominated for an Academy Award.
Classic Movie Coincidence: , Katy Jurado and Ernest BorgnineBy Annmarie Gatti on Jan 16, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
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, Good to BroadwayBy Aurora on Jan 16, 2015 From Once Upon a Screen
Murray Schumach wrote ?s New York Times Obituary and wrote this: ?Beginning in 1930, and for more than a quarter of a century thereafter, no Broadway season seemed really complete unless it had a musical with .? When, among a cast of thousands your absence is felt, then you a... Read full article
: A Showstopping, Ripsnorting Swan SongBy KC on Jul 13, 2010 From Classic Movies
I recently re-watched Airplane (1980), and I was stunned to see in a brief cameo. I couldn't believe that I had forgotten this hilarious moment. I checked out her filmography later, and realized that this was Merman's last movie role. What a great way to go! Singing your most ... Read full article
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Benjy Benjamin: What are you trying to do, lady? You trying to split us up so it becomes every man for himself?
Ding Bell: ...And every woman for HIMself?
Mrs. Marcus: One more funny remark from you, buster...
Mrs. Marcus: [Referring to her son, Sylvester] Exactly like your father! A big stupid muscle-headed moron!
Emmeline Finch: Oh Russell, I feel sick.
J. Russell Finch: Now take it easy honey, these things happen ya know.
Mrs. Marcus: Now what kind of an attitude is that, "these things happen"? They only happen because this whole country is just full of people, who when these things happen, they just say "these things happen," and that's why they happen! We gotta have control of what happens to us.
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