Ethel Merman (1908-1984)
Last updated: 01.09.21
p_mermane.jpgAccis Ethel Merman (born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann) was an American actress, artist, and singer born in Queens, New York City.
Influenced by Blossom Seeley, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, and Nora Bayes, she was known .[1] 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".[2] 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!. She is also known for her film roles in Anything Goes (1936), Call Me Madam (1953), There's No Business Like Show Business (1954), and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963). Among many accolades, she received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Call Me Madam, a Grammy Award for Gypsy and Drama Desk Award for Hello, Dolly!.Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are "I Got Rhythm" (from Girl Crazy); "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Some People", and "Rose's Turn" (from Gypsy-Merman starred as Rose in the original 1959 Broadway production); and the Cole Porter songs "It's De-Lovely" (from Red, Hot and Blue), "Friendship" (from DuBarry Was a Lady), and "I Get a Kick Out of You", "You're the Top", and "Anything Goes" (from Anything Goes). The Irving Berlin song "There's No Business Like Show Business", written for the musical Annie Get Your Gun, became Merman's signature song. -
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This list is arranged by composer and contains 33 songs sung by Ethel Merman who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
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sm15.gif Doin' What Comes Natur'lly (1946) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Girl That I Marry (1946), The Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I Got Lost in His Arms (1946) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif I Got the Sun in the Morning (1946) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Now It Can Be Told (1938) Irving Berlin(w&m) Alice Faye (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jack Haley (perf. by)
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sm15.gif They Like Ike (1950) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf. by)
sm15.gif They Say It's Wonderful (1946) Irving Berlin(w&m) Ethel Merman (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Washington Square Dance (1950) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf. by)
sm15.gif Eadie Was a Lady (1932) Nacio Herbert Brown B.G. DeSylva (words)
Jack Haley (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jack Whiting (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Little White Lies (1930) Walter Donaldson Ethel Merman (perf. by)
R. Vallée (perf. by)
Vincent Lopez (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  My Man From Caroline (1930) Walter Donaldson Ethel Merman (perf. by) wvicon.gif
sm15.gif Gypsy in Me (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Victor Moore (perf. by)
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sm15.gif I Get a Kick Out of You (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Victor Moore (perf. by)
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sm15.gif You're the Top (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Victor Moore (perf. by)
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sm15.gif All Through the Night (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Victor Moore (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Anything Goes (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Victor Moore (perf. by)
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sm15.gif It's De-Lovely (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jimmy Durante (perf. by)
Bob Hope (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Ours (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jimmy Durante (perf. by)
Bob Hope (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Red, Hot and Blue (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jimmy Durante (perf. by)
Bob Hope (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Ridin' High (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jimmy Durante (perf. by)
Bob Hope (perf. by)
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sm15.gif You've Got Something (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jimmy Durante (perf. by)
Bob Hope (perf. by)
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sm15.gif  Down in the Depths (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jimmy Durante (perf. by)
Bob Hope (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Good-Bye, Little Dream, Good-Bye (1936) Cole Porter(w&m) Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jimmy Durante (perf. by)
Bob Hope (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Friendship (1939) Cole Porter Bert Lahr (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Do I Love You? (1939) Cole Porter Bert Lahr (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
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sm15.gif It Was Written in the Stars (1939) Cole Porter Bert Lahr (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Fresh As a Daisy (1940) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Arthur Treacher (perf. by)
Betty Hutton (perf. by)
James Dunn (perf. by)
Joan Carroll (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Let's Be Buddies (1940) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Arthur Treacher (perf. by)
Betty Hutton (perf. by)
James Dunn (perf. by)
Joan Carroll (perf. by)
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sm15.gif My Mother Would Love You (1940) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Arthur Treacher (perf. by)
Betty Hutton (perf. by)
James Dunn (perf. by)
Joan Carroll (perf. by)
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sm15.gif Eadie Was a Lady (1932) Richard A. Whiting Nacio Herb Brown (words)
B.G. DeSylva (words)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jack Haley (perf. by)
sm15.gif Turn Out the Light (1932) Richard A. Whiting(w&m) Herb Nacio Brown (co-author)
Vincent Youmans (co-author)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jack Haley (perf. by)
sm15.gif You're an Old Smoothie (1932) Richard A. Whiting(w&m) Herb Nacio Brown (words)
B.G. DeSylva (words)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jack Haley (perf. by)
sm15.gif  Rise 'n' Shine (1932) Vincent Millie Youmans B.G. DeSylva (co-author)
Jack Haley (perf. by)
Ethel Merman (perf. by)
Jack Whiting (perf. by)
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