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!. 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 Du Barry 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.

The Broadway Lady Got Rhythm!

The Broadway Lady Got Rhythm!

June 18, 2021

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Her Golden Years (Remastered)

Her Golden Years (Remastered)

June 26, 2020

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Call Me Madam (Original Film Soundtrack)

Call Me Madam (Original Film Soundtrack)

July 24, 2019

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Wonders of the Wartime: Ethel Merman

Wonders of the Wartime: Ethel Merman

July 20, 2019

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Ladies in Jazz - Ethel Merman, Vol. 2

Ladies in Jazz - Ethel Merman, Vol. 2

July 16, 2019

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Ladies in Jazz - Ethel Merman, Vol. 1

Ladies in Jazz - Ethel Merman, Vol. 1

July 16, 2019

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But Not For Me

But Not For Me

March 19, 2019

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Sam And Delilah

Sam And Delilah

March 19, 2019

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Friendship

Friendship

March 19, 2019

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Dearie

Dearie

October 13, 2017

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It's Delovely

It's Delovely

December 21, 2015

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A Summer Sky Shines

A Summer Sky Shines

August 7, 2015

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Ladies of Hollywood 1930s

Ladies of Hollywood 1930s

June 25, 2015

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Your Music Around Me

Your Music Around Me

June 5, 2015

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Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman

May 18, 2015

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Eadie Was a Lady

Eadie Was a Lady

April 1, 2015

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Once Upon a Nickel

Once Upon a Nickel

February 15, 2015

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Mermania!, Vol. 2

Mermania!, Vol. 2

February 1, 2015

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Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries

Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries

January 31, 2015

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This Is It

This Is It

January 14, 2015

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Moonshine Lullaby

Moonshine Lullaby

January 14, 2015

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Mermania!, Vol. 1

Mermania!, Vol. 1

December 1, 2014

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They Say It's Wonderful

They Say It's Wonderful

November 23, 2014

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Sam and Delilah

Sam and Delilah

October 22, 2014

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But Not for Me

But Not for Me

September 23, 2014

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The Essential Tracks

The Essential Tracks

September 19, 2014

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That's What I Need (Remastered)

That's What I Need (Remastered)

August 26, 2014

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Colours of Music History (Remastered)

Colours of Music History (Remastered)

August 18, 2014

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Original Broadway Cast Performs Gypsy

Original Broadway Cast Performs Gypsy

May 28, 2014

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Highlights from "Call Me Madam"

Highlights from "Call Me Madam"

October 15, 2013

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100% Ethel Merman

100% Ethel Merman

October 9, 2013

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Merman.. Her Greatest!

Merman.. Her Greatest!

March 15, 2013

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Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

January 1, 2013

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Doin' What Comes Natur'lly

Doin' What Comes Natur'lly

January 1, 2013

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A Lady Needs a Change

A Lady Needs a Change

January 1, 2013

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The World Is Your Balloon

The World Is Your Balloon

May 31, 2011

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Her Greatest!

Her Greatest!

March 1, 2011

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The Very Best Of

The Very Best Of

January 28, 2011

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Forever Gold - I Get A Kick Out Of You

Forever Gold - I Get A Kick Out Of You

January 28, 2011

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Selections From Call Me Madam and Panama Hattie

Selections From Call Me Madam and Panama Hattie

March 22, 2010

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Gypsy

Gypsy

January 1, 2010

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Essential Broadway Hits

Essential Broadway Hits

July 14, 2009

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The Very Best of

The Very Best of

April 21, 2009

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25 Years In Memoriam

25 Years In Memoriam

March 24, 2009

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The Ethel Merman Collection

The Ethel Merman Collection

September 9, 2008

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I Get a Kick out of You

I Get a Kick out of You

June 30, 2008

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Ethel Merman: The Grande Dame

Ethel Merman: The Grande Dame

June 30, 2008

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The Lady In Red, Vol. 2

The Lady In Red, Vol. 2

May 5, 2008

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The Lady In Red, Vol. 1

The Lady In Red, Vol. 1

May 5, 2008

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The Essential Ethel Merman

The Essential Ethel Merman

May 5, 2008

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Classic Years of Ethel Merman

Classic Years of Ethel Merman

October 1, 2007

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I Get A Kick Out Of You

I Get A Kick Out Of You

August 11, 2006

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Merman In Vegas

Merman In Vegas

July 26, 2005

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Ford 50th Anniversary Television Show

Ford 50th Anniversary Television Show

January 1, 2000

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The Very Best

The Very Best

January 1, 2000

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Lee Wiley & Ethel Merman Sing Cole Porter

Lee Wiley & Ethel Merman Sing Cole Porter

January 1, 2000

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Ethel Was A Lady

Ethel Was A Lady

January 1, 2000

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Ethel Merman, Lyda Roberti, Mae West

Ethel Merman, Lyda Roberti, Mae West

January 1, 2000

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Call Me Madam

Call Me Madam

January 1, 2000

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Mermania (Volume 1)

Mermania (Volume 1)

January 1, 1999

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Doin What Comes Naturally!

Doin What Comes Naturally!

January 1, 1999

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24 Classic Songs

24 Classic Songs

January 1, 1998

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12 Songs From Call Me Madam (With Selections From "Panama Hattie")

12 Songs From Call Me Madam (With Selections From "Panama Hattie")

January 1, 1992

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The Ethel Merman Disco Album

The Ethel Merman Disco Album

January 1, 1979

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Annie Get Your Gun (Original Broadway Cast / Bonus Tracks)

Annie Get Your Gun (Original Broadway Cast / Bonus Tracks)

January 1, 1946

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Ethel Merman, The Grande Dame of the Broadway Stage

Ethel Merman, The Grande Dame of the Broadway Stage

January 1, 1932

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