Ethel Agnes Zimmermann
|Born||Jan 16, 1908|
|Died||Feb 15, 1984|
New York City, NY
|Age||Died at 76|
|Final Resting PlaceShrine of Remembrance Mausoleum|
|Top Roles||Madame Coco La Fontaine, Lieutenant Hurwitz, Molly Donahue, Edith, Sally Adams|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Action, Adventure|
|Top Topics||Satire, San Francisco, Aviation|
|Top Collaborators||Rolfe Sedan, Norman Taurog (Director), Donald O'Connor, Carl Reiner|
|Shares birthday with||Harry Carey, Irving Rapper, Katy Jurado see more..|
Ethel Merman Overview:
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.
MINI BIO:Big, bold, brassy American brunette, a successful singer in her early twenties, with pencilled eyebrows, thin, determined lips, a shock of cotton-wool hair and a voice that would still be travelling when it hit the back of the opera house. Hollywood had as little idea of how to cope with her as it did later with Mary Martin, but it did give her a couple of rampaging musical successes in middle age. Married/divorced Ernest Borgnine (fourth husband) in 1964. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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.
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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
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Ethel Merman Quotes:
Reno Sweeney: [angrily, to Billy] You never even laid a hand on me, and I'm not used to a man treating me like that!
Molly Donahue: You start worrying about your kids the day they're born, and you never stop. Even after they bury you, I bet you never stop worrying.
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