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Ethel Merman (Ethel Agnes Zimmermann) was born on 16 January, 1908 in Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, is a Soundtrack, Actress. Discover Ethel Merman's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Ethel Merman networth?

Popular As Ethel Agnes Zimmermann
Occupation soundtrack,actress
Age 76 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 16 January 1908
Birthday 16 January
Birthplace Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 15 February, 1984
Died Place Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Nationality USA

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Ethel Merman Height, Weight & Measurements

At 76 years old, Ethel Merman height is 5' 5½" (1.66 m) .

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Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Who Is Ethel Merman's Husband?

Her husband is Ernest Borgnine (27 June 1964 - 18 November 1964) ( divorced), Robert Logan Forman Six (9 March 1953 - 20 December 1960) ( divorced), Robert Daniels Levitt (18 December 1941 - 10 June 1952) ( divorced) ( 2 children), William B. Smith (15 November 1940 - 1 October 1941) ( divorced)

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Husband Ernest Borgnine (27 June 1964 - 18 November 1964) ( divorced), Robert Logan Forman Six (9 March 1953 - 20 December 1960) ( divorced), Robert Daniels Levitt (18 December 1941 - 10 June 1952) ( divorced) ( 2 children), William B. Smith (15 November 1940 - 1 October 1941) ( divorced)
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Ethel Merman Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Ethel Merman worth at the age of 76 years old? Ethel Merman’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. She is from USA. We have estimated Ethel Merman's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

The Perry Como Show (1948)$20,000

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On April 7, 1983, Merman collapsed in her in Manhattan apartment while preparing to leave for Los Angeles to appear on the 55th Academy Awards. She was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where, after undergoing exploratory surgery on April 11, the actress was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma. It was reported that she underwent brain surgery to have the tumor removed, but in fact, it was inoperable and her condition was deemed terminal. Her health eventually stabilized enough for her to be brought back to her apartment in Manhattan. However, on February 15, 1984, Merman died of natural causes, 10 months after she was diagnosed with brain cancer.


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 560-562. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.


One of Merman's last appearances was a hilarious cameo in 1980's Airplane, in which she played a patient in a military mental ward who "thinks he's Ethel Merman." When the angle cut to that patient's bed, Merman sat up and sang "Everything's coming up roses" from her Broadway hit Gypsy.


In 1979, she released her most controversial album-to-date, a disco LP simply titled "The Ethel Merman Disco Album". Despite it not even charting on the Billboard charts, and many people's skepticism about the then 71-year-old veteran performing her Broadway hits to a disco beat, it was a smash hit, being played in Studio 54 regularly, with live appearances by Merman, herself. It also became a staple period album for the majority of the gay community.


Winner of a 1972 Special Tony Award (New York City).


The role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! was originally written for Merman, but she turned it down. She did eventually play the role in 1970, however, and remained with the show until it closed on December 27, 1970.


Along with Milton Berle, Vincent Price and Liberace, she is one of only four actors to both play a Special Guest Villain in Batman (1966) and guest star in The Muppet Show (1976) and the only woman to do so.


Thrice-wed Merman married twice-wed Ernest Borgnine in 1964. The couple separated just 11 days after the wedding and Borgnine filed for divorce on October 21, charging extreme mental cruelty. They had announced their impending nuptials at the legendary New York night spot P.J. Clarke's, but Borgnine, who was riding high as the star of McHale's Navy (1962) at the time, said the marriage began unraveling on their honeymoon, when he received more fan attention than she did. The competitive Merman was left seething. "By the time we got home, it was hell on earth," Borgnine recalled in a 2001 interview. "And after 32 days I said to her, 'Madam, bye'." Merman filed a cross-complaint shortly thereafter charging Borgnine with extreme cruelty. She was granted a divorce on November 18, 1964, after 22 minutes of testimony. Borgnine went on to marry a fourth time, but Merman remained single after her divorce. In her 1978 biography, she devoted a chapter of her autobiography to the marriage: It consisted of one blank page.


Her daughter Ethel Levitt was married to William Geary in 1960. She gave birth to Merman's first grandchild, Barbara Jean, on February 20, 1961. She later gave birth to a son, Michael Geary.


Nominated for 1960 Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for "Gypsy".


Nominated for 1957 Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for "Happy Hunting".


Won a Tony Award for her role in the musical "Call Me Madam" (1951); Tony-nominated for musical "Happy Hunting" (1957); Tony-nominated for the musical "Gypsy" (1960); Recipient of Tony Special Award (1972).


That wonderfully boisterous blonde, Betty Hutton, had the Merman lead in both Red, Hot and Blue (1949) and Annie Get Your Gun (1950).


Besides Betty Hutton, other Merman screen stand-in roles include Lucille Ball, (in Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)), Ann Sothern, (in Panama Hattie (1942)), Vivian Blaine (in Something for the Boys (1944)) and Rosalind Russell (in Gypsy (1962)). (Russell could never render Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne's "Everything's Coming Up Roses" the way the immortal Merman did, over and over again.


She had two children with her second husband, Robert: daughter, Ethel (born July 20, 1942), and son, Robert Levitt Jr. (born August 11, 1945). Ethel died of a drug overdose that was ruled accidental, on August 23, 1967.


Among the film versions, Merman herself starred in Anything Goes (1936) and Call Me Madam (1953).


Born in the Astoria section of Queens, New York City, Ethel Merman surely is the pre-eminent star of 'Broadway' musical comedy. Though untrained in singing, she could belt out a song like quite no one else, and was sought after by major songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Having debuted in 1930 in "Girl Crazy, " she is yet remembered for her marvelous starring appearances in so many great musicals that were later adapted to the silver screen.


) Ethel Merman's lifetime facts: her dare of birth, was on Thursday, January 16th, 1908 & her life expired on Wednesday, February 15th, 1984.


Parents are Edward Zimmerman (1879-1977) and Agnes Zimmerman (1883-1974).