- Name: Ethel Merman
- Born: 01/16/1908
- Died: 02/15/1984 (76 years old)
- Occupation: Actress, singer, artist
Ethel Merman (born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann, January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American actress, artist, and singer. Known primarily for her distinctive, powerful voice and leading roles in musical theatre, she has been called “the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage”. Over her distinguished career in theater she became known for her iconic performances in shows such as Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, and Hello, Dolly!. She is also known for her film roles in Anything Goes (1936), Call Me Madam (1953), There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). Among many accolades, she received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Call Me Madam, a Grammy Award for Gypsy and Drama Desk Award for Hello, Dolly!.
Birth Name: Ethel Agnes Zimmermann
Alias: Ethel Agnes Zimmermann
Birth Place: Astoria, Queens, New York City, U.S.
Death Place: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Ethel Merman quotes :
I wouldn't change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes.Ethel Merman