Ethel Merman

1908 - 1984

Ethel Merman

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 1,981,960 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3,028th most popular actor.

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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ethel Merman ranks 3,002 out of 8,832Before her are Mark Pellegrino, Diane Venora, Cary Elwes, Kaspar Capparoni, Gérard Lanvin, and Madge Sinclair. After her are Brian Blessed, Cathy O'Donnell, Edmund Gwenn, Rajinikanth, Sabu Dastagir, and Ben Barnes.

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Among people born in 1908, Ethel Merman ranks 198Before her are Jules Vandooren, Nicolás Lindley López, Milton Berle, George Pal, Edward R. Murrow, and Percy Williams. After her are Alejandro Villanueva, Eve Arden, Agustín Sauto Arana, Alfred Eisenbeisser, Rudolf Bürger, and Tommaso Landolfi. Among people deceased in 1984, Ethel Merman ranks 135Before her are Yvon Petra, Vincent J. McMahon, Ciriaco Errasti, Manuel Alonso Areizaga, Fulvio Bernardini, and Campanal I. After her are Víctor Avendaño, Red Garland, Bernard Lonergan, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Flora Robson, and Pierre Emmanuel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ethel Merman ranks 4,853 out of 12,171Before her are David Smith (null), Bobby Bland (1930), Regis Philbin (1931), David Benioff (1970), Rita Coolidge (1945), and Anne Applebaum (1964). After her are Charlie Kaufman (1958), Edna Parker (1893), Eric Betzig (1960), Moe Tucker (1944), Kenneth Noland (1924), and Shirley Horn (1934).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ethel Merman ranks 1,460Before her are Kristen Bell (1980), Fay Bainter (1893), Zooey Deschanel (1980), Jack Oakie (1903), Kenneth Mars (1935), and Mark Pellegrino (1965). After her are Judith Light (1949), Jim Varney (1949), Jimmy Smits (1955), Larry Hankin (1940), Sam Wanamaker (1919), and Bruno Kirby (1949).