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Ethel Merman

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Birthday
16, 1908
Birthplace
Astoria, NY
Death Date
Feb 15, 1984 (76)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1908
Birthplace
Astoria, NY
Death Date
Feb 15, 1984 (76)

About

Singer and actress who was in many musicals and sang "There's No Business like Show Business," as well as hits like "You're the Top" and "Anything Goes."

Before Fame

She was a stenographer after completing college. Her breakthrough was when she replaced Ruth Etting in Follow the Leader in 1930.

Trivia

She sang popular standards for songs like "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "It's De-Lovely."

Family Life

She married William Smith on November 15, 1940, Robert Levitt on December 18, 1941, on March 9, 1953, and finally actor Ernest Borgnine on June 26, 1964.

Associated With

She was greatly inspired by performers such as Fanny Brice who she saw in the Vaudeville show at the Palace Theatre on Friday nights with her family.