Ethel Merman

1908 - 1984

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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!. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ethel Merman has received more than 2,316,738 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ethel Merman is the 3,217th most popular actor (down from 2,982nd in 2019), the 5,128th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,849th in 2019) and the 1,572nd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Ethel Merman ranks 3,217 out of 10,030Before her are Çağatay Ulusoy, Afife Jale, Nancy Kelly, Sam Claflin, Tony Todd, and Mala Sinha. After her are Melinda Culea, Michael Dorn, Néstor Carbonell, Siân Phillips, Marcia Wallace, and Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė.

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Among people born in 1908, Ethel Merman ranks 212Before her are Jill Esmond, Lauri Lehtinen, Marina Semyonova, George Pal, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, and Eugen Suchoň. After her are Erik Lundqvist, Janina Lewandowska, Alfred Eisenbeisser, Jules Vandooren, Nikolai Kamanin, and Eve Arden. Among people deceased in 1984, Ethel Merman ranks 137Before her are Giuseppe Tucci, Vincent J. McMahon, Viktor Chukarin, Marcel Moyse, Peter Walker, and Red Garland. After her are Claude Chevalley, Elizabeth Goudge, Gino Bianco, Campanal I, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, and Chester Himes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ethel Merman ranks 5,128 out of 15,968Before her are Rachel Jackson (1767), Eric Roth (1945), Charles Wilkes (1798), Nancy Kelly (1921), Roy Raymond (1947), and Tony Todd (1954). After her are Melinda Culea (1955), Gary Hart (1936), Irving Wallace (1916), Michael Dorn (1952), Alvan Clark (1804), and Néstor Carbonell (1967).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ethel Merman ranks 1,572Before her are Susanna Thompson (1958), Eric Bogosian (1953), Dixie Carter (1939), Al Corley (1956), Nancy Kelly (1921), and Tony Todd (1954). After her are Melinda Culea (1955), Michael Dorn (1952), Néstor Carbonell (1967), Marcia Wallace (1942), Wayne Rogers (1933), and Melinda Dillon (1939).

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