Ethel Merman (1908-1984)
Last updated: 31.07.22
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 works performed 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)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Now It Can Be Told (1938) Irving Berlin(w&m) Alice Faye (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jack Haley (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Doin' What Comes Natur'lly (1946) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Girl That I Marry (1946), The Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I Got Lost in His Arms (1946) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg I Got the Sun in the Morning (1946) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg They Say It's Wonderful (1946) Irving Berlin(w&m) Ethel Merman (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg They Like Ike (1950) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf.)
perf15.jpg Washington Square Dance (1950) Irving Berlin Ethel Merman (perf.)
perf15.jpg Eadie Was a Lady (1932) Nacio Herbert Brown B.G. DeSylva (words)
Jack Haley (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jack Whiting (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Little White Lies (1930) Walter Donaldson Ethel Merman (perf.)
R. Vallée (perf.)
Vincent Lopez (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  My Man From Caroline (1930) Walter Donaldson Ethel Merman (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg All Through the Night (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Victor Moore (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Anything Goes (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Victor Moore (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Gypsy in Me (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Victor Moore (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg I Get a Kick Out of You (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Victor Moore (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg You're the Top (1934) Cole Porter William Gaxton (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Victor Moore (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Down in the Depths (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jimmy Durante (perf.)
Bob Hope (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Good-Bye, Little Dream, Good-Bye (1936) Cole Porter(w&m) Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jimmy Durante (perf.)
Bob Hope (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg It's De-Lovely (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jimmy Durante (perf.)
Bob Hope (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Ours (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jimmy Durante (perf.)
Bob Hope (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Red, Hot and Blue (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jimmy Durante (perf.)
Bob Hope (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg  Ridin' High (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jimmy Durante (perf.)
Bob Hope (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg You've Got Something (1936) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jimmy Durante (perf.)
Bob Hope (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Do I Love You? (1939) Cole Porter Bert Lahr (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Friendship (1939) Cole Porter Bert Lahr (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg It Was Written in the Stars (1939) Cole Porter Bert Lahr (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Fresh As a Daisy (1940) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf.)
Arthur Treacher (perf.)
Betty Hutton (perf.)
James Dunn (perf.)
Joan Carroll (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Let's Be Buddies (1940) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf.)
Arthur Treacher (perf.)
Betty Hutton (perf.)
James Dunn (perf.)
Joan Carroll (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg My Mother Would Love You (1940) Cole Porter Ethel Merman (perf.)
Arthur Treacher (perf.)
Betty Hutton (perf.)
James Dunn (perf.)
Joan Carroll (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Eadie Was a Lady (1932) Richard A. Whiting Nacio Herb Brown (words)
B.G. DeSylva (words)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jack Haley (perf.)
perf15.jpg Turn Out the Light (1932) Richard A. Whiting(w&m) Herb Nacio Brown (co-author)
Vincent Youmans (co-author)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jack Haley (perf.)
perf15.jpg You're an Old Smoothie (1932) Richard A. Whiting(w&m) Herb Nacio Brown (words)
B.G. DeSylva (words)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jack Haley (perf.)
perf15.jpg  Rise 'n' Shine (1932) Vincent Millie Youmans B.G. DeSylva (co-author)
Jack Haley (perf.)
Ethel Merman (perf.)
Jack Whiting (perf.)
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