Ethel Merman  Best remembered for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, precise enunciation and pitch in musicals, despite the fact that she never took any singing lessons. When Merman began her career singing professionally, she had a great advantage, as stage singers performed without microphones.

Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman "Call Me Madam"

Ethel Merman's energy and undeniable talent made her a force of nature on stage. She was infamous for rarely looking fellow actors in the eye. She had only one focus while on stage – the audience. The results might not meet with the approval of acting teachers, but they delighted the ticket buying public. That is why Merman had become one Broadway's biggest stars in less than ten years. She went on to star in 18 films. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0581062/

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Ethel Merman (January 1908 – February was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her belting voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.

Actress/Singer Ethel Merman and actor Ernest Borgnine were married in 1964. She filed for divorce after 32 days!

Actress/Singer Ethel Merman and actor Ernest Borgnine were married in June It did not turn out to be one of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages. She filed for divorce after 32 days!

Ethel Merman (1908 – 1984) - American actress and singer. Known primarily for her powerful voice and roles in musical theatre, called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Some of her best known songs "I Got Rhythm", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Some People", "Rose's Turn", "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", this  became her theme song. - Requiescant in pace

Anything Goes with Ethel Merman at Starlight Musicals Indianapolis

Actress and singer Ethel Merman in the 1953 film of the Irving Berlin musical 'Call Me Madam'.

Actress and singer Ethel Merman Ð talking on the telephone and looking surprised in the 1953 film of the Irving Berlin musical 'Call Me Madam'.

Ethel Merman as Mama Rose in "Gypsy"

Merman as Rose original Broadway 1959

Ethel Merman wardrobe test for "Call Me Madam" 1953 20TH Century Fox

Ethel Merman - "Call Me Madame" - Costume designer : Irene Sharaff

Ethel Merman Call Me Madam 1951

Ethel Merman Call Me Madam 1951

Ethel Merman

Ethel MERMAN * AFI Top Actress nominee - she was tough, funny, unique, and had more songs written FOR her in "The Great American Songbook" than any other female. (FYI-the male was Fred Astaire)

Ethel Merman, 1946, publicity shot for Annie Get Your Gun

The original Annie Oakley, Ethel Merman. "Annie Get Your Gun", 1946

- ethel merman - god she was SO fabulous when she was young

Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman, 1936 love the wrap!

OperaQueen - Ethel Merman, Hello Dolly!  Broadway, 1970.

OperaQueen - Ethel Merman, Hello Dolly! Broadway, 1970.

Ethel Merman, "Call Me Madame," 20th Century Fox, 1953, Designed by Irene Sharaff, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

Ethel Merman, "Call Me Madam," Century Fox, Designed by Irene Sharaff, The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design: Larry McQueen

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Stanley Kramer, 1963) - starring Sid Caesar, Edie Adams, Milton Berle, Dorothy Provine, Spencer Tracy, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Peter Falk, Ethel Merman, Jonathan Winters, Phil Silvers and Terry-Thomas

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Stanley Kramer, - starring Sid Caesar…

Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney in 'Anything Goes', Cole Porter

November The original production of ANYTHING GOES, starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, opens at the Alvin Theatre

This is such a fab devil babe photo that it pains me to know that it is Ethel Merman. (1938)

Ethel Merman in Alexander Ragtime Band 1938

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