Ethel Merman bio

Birth Name: Ethel Agnes Zimmermann

Occupation: Stage Actress

Place Of Birth: Astoria

Date Of Birth: January 16, 1908

Date Of Death: February 15, 1984

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Ethel Merman was born on the 16th of January, 1908. She was best known for being a Stage Actress. Singer and actress who was in many musicals and sang “There’s No Business like Show Business,” as well as hits like “You’re the Top” and “Anything Goes.”

Ethel Merman was born in Astoria. She was a stenographer after completing college. Her breakthrough was when she replaced Ruth Etting in Follow the Leader in 1930. She sang popular standards for songs like “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “It’s De-Lovely.”

Ethel Merman was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Ethel Agnes Zimmermann is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Ethel Merman’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Ethel Merman’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Ethel Merman kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Ethel Merman was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Ethel Agnes Zimmermann
NICKNAME: The Grande Dame of Broadway
RELIGION: Anglican / Episcopalian
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Ethel Merman was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Ethel Merman was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Ethel Merman had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Ethel Merman’s birth sign is Capricorn and she had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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