Facts about Ethel Merman

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Ethel Merman was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between January 16, 1908 and February 15, 1984.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 45 quotes who is written / told by Ethel, under the main topic Wedding.

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Famous quotes by Ethel Merman (45)


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"Who's happy these days?"
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"There's such a thing as theater discipline. One player doesn't appropriate another's inventions"
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"My beloved Mom and Pop always rated tops with each other, and that's the way it will always be"
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"I work as often as I want and yet I'm free as a bird"
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"I've made a wonderful living playing that theatrical character - the professional brassy dame"
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"Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own"
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"Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to broadway"
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"I can never remember being afraid of an audience. If the audience could do better, they'd be up here on stage and I'd be out there watching them"
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"When I'm asked how to succeed in show business, I always say I haven't the foggiest"
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"Legend has it that when God created me, he gave me a big distinctive voice, a lot of boldness and no heart"
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"I wouldn't trust any man as far as you can throw a piano"
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"I was born in my parents' bedroom on January 16. The World Almanac says it was 1909. I say it was 1912. But what difference does it make as long as I feel 33?"
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"I take a breath when I have to"
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"I preferred delivering my performance in person. I liked to be in control. You couldn't be in films"
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"I have plenty of invitations to go places, lots to do. If I'm not working, I go to have my hair taken care of and work at needlepoint"
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"Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most"
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"Cole Porter wrote Anything Goes and four more hits for me"
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"Cole Porter had a worldwide reputation as a sophisticate and hedonist"
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"There have been people who have tried to take advantage of me. They want to be linked to me just because I'm Ethel Merman"
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"The slapdash way producers used to assemble a show seems a little unbelievable when we talk about them now"
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"My career at Warner Brothers consisted of one musical short subject. I was running around in a bear skin. Very chic"
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"I wasn't straining at the bit to become a movie star any more than I had plotted to get out of vaudeville and into Broadway musicals"
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"I was lucky enough to have the songs in my first show written by George and Ira Gershwin. Then Cole Porter wrote five shows for me"
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"I am known to be able to take care of myself when I become angry. I don't mince words"
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"At one time I smoked, but in 1959 I couldn't think of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped-and I haven't had a cigarette since"
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"As far as dramas are concerned, it's considered passe for playwrights to turn out anything the average person can understand"
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"You gotta have a gimmick"
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"When you are in deep conflict about something, sometimes the most trivial thing can tip the scales"
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"Once I had all the attention, all I had to do was deliver"
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"I have been ambitious to be a somebody from the time I was 5 years old"
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"I Got Rhythm really put me on the map"
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"I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank"
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"I attend surprisingly few shows. The type of theater that is popular today just doesn't appeal to me"
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"Of my four marriages, the one to Bob Levitt is the only one I don't regret"
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"My father taught me to read music and play the piano-but not well, even though people have said that I'm a natural musician"
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"I'll pat myself on the back and admit I have talent. Beyond that, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time"
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"Everything's coming up roses - for me"
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"At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first"
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"In my case, things have pretty much been handed to me"
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"I'll admit - I was honored to be on the cover of Time"
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"I wouldn't change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes"
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"I don't like to read. The only things I read are gossip columns. If someone gives me a book, it had better have lots of pictures"
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"Any audience that gets a laugh out of me gets it while I'm facing them"
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"Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice"
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"Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own"


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