WorldCat Identities

Merman, Ethel

Works: 813 works in 1,446 publications in 3 languages and 24,961 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musicals  Musical films  Biography  Original cast recordings  Comedy films  Road films  Autobiographies  Biographies  Popular music 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Singer, Author, Interviewee, Producer, Speaker, Recipient, Costume designer, Dedicatee, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 782.14
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ethel Merman
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a goofy assortment of motorists unexpectedly learn the whereabouts of a stolen fortune, they speed off on a side-splitting, car-bashing race for the loot
Irving Berlin's Annie get your gun : the new Broadway cast recording by Irving Berlin( Recording )

63 editions published between 1946 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closing scenes: "Anything you can do" (Dolores Gray, Bill Johnson) -- Finale: "[There's no business like] Show business" ; "They say it's wonderful" ; "[I got the] Sun in the morning" (Ensemble) -- Reprise: Curtain calls "They say it's wonderful" (Gray, Johnson) -- Speech: Dolores Gray ; Audience sings "Happy birthday"--Speech: Bill Johnson -- Speech: Emile Littler -- Speech: Helen Tamiris. Reprise: "Doin' what comes naturally" (Gray) -- "[There's no business like] Show business" (Ensemble)--Tape insert
Gypsy : original Broadway cast recording by Jule Styne( Recording )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of strip-teaser Gypsy Rose Lee and her ambitious stage mother
Irving Berlin's There's no business like show business by Walter Lang( Visual )

45 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tuneful Irving Berlin musical that depicts the trials and triumphs of a veteran vaudeville family. Molly and Terry Donahue start out as a duo and keep adding kids to the act until they finally become The 5 Donahues. Their busy and tumultuous lives aren't always easy, but the Donahues have plenty of love to get them through the hard times and more than enough talent to keep them on top. Highlighted by one classic Irving Berlin song after another and an array of dazzling production numbers
Alexander's ragtime band( Visual )

10 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In San Francisco, classical violinist Roger Grant performs at a society Nob Hill string quartet recital. Roger's Aunt Sophie and his teacher, Professor Heinrich, predict he will be a great musician. Following the recital, Roger goes with three other musicians, pianist Charlie Dwyer, drummer Davey Lane and Louis, a clarinetist, to audition at Dirty Eddie's, a Barbary Coast saloon, which is looking for a band. Upon discovering that their music is missing, the bartender, Bill Mulligan, gives them sheet music that was left on the bar by prospective singer Stella Kirby, which she received from a friend in New York. Stella has raved that nothing like the piece, which has an unusual time and rhythm, has been heard on the Barbary Coast before. When she hears the song, Stella, thinking that the band stole it, joins them and sings. The song, Alexander's Ragtime Band, written by Irving Berlin, greatly pleases the patrons and owner, who hires the band and Stella, and dubs Roger 'Alexander.' Although Stella is still miffed, Charlie convinces her to remain with the band. Roger, adopting his new name, fulfills his desire to have his own band, which grows in size, but Aunt Sophie and Professor Heinrich are disappointed in him. As the band plays in increasingly classy places, Roger, who says he wants to set the world on fire, constantly quarrels with Stella, who only wants a job, and Charlie acts as conciliator. Before the opening of the exclusive Cliff House, Charlie plays a romantic song for Stella, which he wrote for her, and as she sings it during the performance, she and Roger, in a glance, realize that they love one another, which Charlie painfully sees. When Charles Dillingham, a top New York producer, asks Stella to come to New York, where, he says, he can make her a star, Roger, rather than joining Stella's and Charlie's delight, argues against the move. After Roger orders Stella to leave, Charlie, who philosophically accepted his friends' romance, quits also. During World War I, Roger and Davey convince a colonel to allow them to put together a show to run on Broadway to rival a Navy revue. Stella tries to visit Roger backstage, but he refuses to see her, and when a transport order interrupts the show and he marches with the others to the docks, she cries. After the war, Roger visits Stella, now a star, during a rehearsal and, after asking her forgiveness and confessing that he has never stopped loving her, learns that she and Charlie have been married for more than a year. Depressed, Roger joins Davey and singer Jerry Allen in a new band. One year later, Charlie and Stella run into Bill Mulligan, now a bootlegger, and learn that Roger is playing in Greenwich Village. Realizing that Stella still loves Roger, Charlie proposes an amicable divorce. Stella goes to the club, and although she and Roger exchange loving glances, when she learns that Jerry was responsible for getting him out of his depression and that the band is sailing for Europe the next day, she refrains from approaching him. While in Chicago on tour, Stella quits and disappears. In London, Roger proposes to Jerry, but knowing that he does not love her, she turns him down. When Roger returns to New York and auditions songwriters for his new radio program, Charlie comes and reveals the divorce and tells Roger that Stella still loves him. Stella, who has been performing in cabarets under an assumed name, arrives in New York just as Roger's Carnegie Hall swing concert, which Aunt Sophie and Professor Heinrich proudly attend, is about to begin. Stella finds Bill, now in his own restaurant, but refuses to accompany him to the hall. While Bill secretly arranges for Roger to meet Stella after the show, she leaves the restaurant and takes a taxi through the park listening to the concert on the radio. When the driver pulls up outside Carnegie Hall, Stella attempts to purchase a ticket, but learns that the show is sold-out. The taxi driver invites her back to hear the rest of the concert, but as Roger is about to introduce Alexander's Ragtime Band as his encore, she cries and requests the driver to turn the radio off. He refuses and after she hears Roger say that he is playing the song for the one person with whom he associates it, the driver reveals that he knew her identity all along. Emotionally overcome, Stella goes backstage. Bill finds her and brings her to the wings, where Charlie notices her and attracts Roger's attention. He embraces her and brings her on stage, where she joins the band in the song"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July( Visual )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Claus must save Frosty and Rudolph from a bad wizard
Call me madam by Walter Lang( Visual )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel Merman repeats her successful Broadway performance as a Washington hostess who is named ambassador to the tiny European nation of Lichtenberg. She falls in love with the foreign minister, George Sanders, while the princess, Vera-Ellen, falls for her press attache, Donald O'connor. Loosely based on the life of former Ambassador to Luxembourg, Perle Mesta
Broadway's lost treasures III : the best of the Tony Awards( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1968 and 2002
Gypsy by Jule Styne( )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie get your gun : original cast album by Irving Berlin( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Charity : original Broadway cast recording by Cy Coleman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwen Verdon takes the lead in the musical based on the Fellini film Nights of Cabiria. Includes bonus tracks and previously unreleased material
Broadway divas( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 songs from Call me madam by Irving Berlin( Recording )

23 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mermania! by Ethel Merman( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mermania! by Ethel Merman( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
Gypsy : a musical fable by Jule Styne( )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program notes included. Based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Arthur Laurents
Annie get your gun : an original cast album by Irving Berlin( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gypsy : original Broadway cast recording by Jule Styne( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hello, Dolly! : the original Broadway cast recording by Jerry Herman( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Broadway's lost treasures III : the best of the Tony Awards
Alternative Names
Etel Merman

Ethel Merman actrice de cinéma et chanteuse américaine

Ethel Merman American actress and singer

Ethel Merman Amerikaans acteur

Ethel Merman Amerikaans actrice

Ethel Merman amerikansk sångare och skådespelare

Ethel Merman amerikansk sanger og skuespiller

Ethel Merman amerikansk songar og skodespelar

Ethel Merman cantante e attrice statunitense

Ethel Merman pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat

Ethel Merman US-amerikanische Schauspielerin und Sängerin

Six, Ethel M. 1909-1984

Six, Ethel Merman.

Six, Ethel Merman 1909-1984

Zimmerman Ethel 1909-1984

Zimmerman, Ethel Agnes.

Zimmerman, Ethel Agnes 1909-1984

Zimmermann, Ethel A. 1909-1984

Zimmermann, Ethel Agnes.

Zimmermann, Ethel Agnes 1909-1984

Етел Мерман

Етель Мерман

Мерман, Этель

Этэль Мерман

Этэль Мэрман амэрыканская сьпявачка і акторка

אתל מרמן

אתל מרמן זמרת אמריקאית

اتل مرمن

إيثيل ميرمان

ایثل مرمن بازیگر و خواننده آمریکایی

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English (301)

French (2)

German (1)

Irving Berlin's There's no business like show businessBroadway's lost treasures III : the best of the Tony AwardsCarole Lombard : the glamour collectionEthel Merman : a lifeShout, sister, shout! : ten girl singers who shaped a centuryEthel Merman : a bio-bibliographyEthel Merman : the biggest star on Broadway