Ethel Merman

Call Me Madam Ethel Merman
1908 - 1984

Ethel Merman  American Singer


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."...

Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship11 yrs
Shortest Relationship1 yr, 7 mths
Average Relationship Length5 yrs, 10 mths
Rumored Relationships3
First Name Ethel
Last Name Merman
Full Name at Birth Ethel Agnes Zimmermann
Alternative Name The Grande Dame of Broadway
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th January, 1908
Birthplace Astoria, New York
Died 15th February, 1984
Place of Death New York City, New York
Cause of Death Complications Following Brain Cancer Sugery
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Anglican / Episcopalian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress/Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame There`s No Business Like Show Business
Music Genre Vocal
Year(s) Active 1930–1982, 1930-1982
Music Style Traditional Pop, Vaudeville, Show Tunes, Cast Recordings, Stage & Screen, Popular Music Entry
Music Mood Campy, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sentimental, Energetic, Dramatic, Lively, Brassy, Innocent, Theatrical, Playful, Gleeful, Fun, Carefree, Rousing, Humorous, Nostalgic, Cheerful, Confident
Father Edward Zimmermann
Mother Agnes Zimmermann
Friend Judy Garland, Jimmy Durante, Ray Bolger, Charles Addams, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Mitzi Gaynor, Tallulah Bankhead, Vivian Blaine, Jimmy Donahue, Charlie Cushing, Mary Martin, Al Siegel, Benay Venuta, Tony Cointreau, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Howard Lindsay, Russell Crouse
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Ethel Merman76 CapricornSinger
Ernest Borgnine95 AquariusActor
Robert Six79 CancerBusiness
Robert Levitt (i)-
William Smith (I)-
Farley Granger85 CancerActor
Cesar Romero86 AquariusActor
Sherman Billingsley66 PiscesBusiness


Female20th July, 194273 years old
Male11th August, 194570 years old


Airplane!1980 Lieutenant Hurwitz Movie
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July1979 Lilly Loraine (voice) TV Movie
The Love Boat1977 Roz Smith TV Show
You're Gonna Love It Here1977 Lolly Rogers TV Movie
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976 Hedda Parsons Movie
Journey Back to Oz1974 Mombi, the Bad Witch Movie
That's Life1968 TV Show
Annie Get Your Gun1967 Annie Oakley TV Movie
Batman1966 Lola Lasagne TV Show
Tarzan1966 Rosanna McCloud TV Show
That Girl1966 Ethel Merman TV Show
The Art of Love1965 Madame Coco La Fontaine Movie
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World1963 Mrs. Marcus Movie
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963 Clara Lovelace TV Show
Vacation Playhouse1963 Maggie Brown TV Show
Maggie Brown1963 Maggie Brown TV Movie
There's No Business Like Show Business1954 Molly Donahue Movie
Shower of Stars1954 TV Show
The Best of Broadway1954 Hattie Maloney TV Show
Panama Hattie1954 Hattie Maloney TV Movie
Call Me Madam1953 Sally Adams Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Muriel Flood TV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953 Libby Marks TV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Mother Hughes TV Show
The Colgate Comedy Hour1950 Reno Sweeney TV Show
Stage Door Canteen1943 Ethel Merman Movie
Alexander's Ragtime Band1938 Jerry Allen Movie
Happy Landing1938 Flo Kelly Movie
Straight Place and Show1938 Linda Tyler Movie
Anything Goes1936 Reno Sweeney Movie
Strike Me Pink1936 Joyce Lennox Movie
The Big Broadcast of 19361935 Ethel Merman Movie
Kid Millions1934 Dot Clark Movie
We're Not Dressing1934 Edith Movie
Be Like Me1933 Eve Short Film
Ireno1932 Irene Movie
Old Man Blues1932 Helen Movie
Devil Sea, The1931 Movie
Roaming1931 Mary, Show Owner's Daughter Short Film
Follow the Leader1930 Helen King Movie
Cave Club, The1930 Movie
Her Future1930 Defendant Short Film
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