Ethel Merman (1908-1984) - Find A Grave Memorial
Entertainer. As an actress and singer, she is best remembered for her powerful, belting mezzo-soprano voice, precise enunciation and pitch in musicals, and has been called the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage. Because stage singers performed without microphones when she began singing professionally,...
Ethel Merman | The Stars | Broadway: The American Musical | PBS
Merman was the most successful musical comedy performer of her generation. Known for her loud, clear voice and excellent enunciation, she was a favorite of such songwriters as George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, and she introduced … Continue reading →
Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her powerful voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are "I Got Rhythm", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "It's De-Lovely", "Friendship", "You're the Top", "Anything Goes", and "There's No Business Like Show Business"…
Actress/singer/entertainer Ethel Merman was born today 1-16 in 1908. She was the original star in many roles on the stage such as Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madam and Gypsy. Some of her films include Anything Goes, There's No Business Like Show Business and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Miss Merman was a stalwart on 50s and 60s variety TV shows - she passed in 1984.
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