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November 21, 1934: The original production of ANYTHING GOES, starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, opens at the Alvin Theatre

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Ethel Merman In Call Me Madam

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

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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.

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Ethel Merman

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.

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Ethel Merman Mermaid SkeletonTravel Mug with Tattoo Heart and Sliding Lid on Etsy, $33.00 NEED