Irving Berlin ~ Born Israel Isidore Beilin, May 11, 1888 in Tyumen, Russian Empire. Died September 22, 1989 (aged 101) in New York City, New York, US. Russian-born Jewish-American composer and lyricist. Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, his music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. There's No Business Like Show Business ~ Ethel Merman PLAY >>> www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhZEihF6a6I
Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her powerful voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are "I Got Rhythm", "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Some People", "Rose's Turn", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "It's De-Lovely", "Friendship", " She did not need a microphone to be heard
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.