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Ethel Merman
January 16, 1908 - February 15, 1984
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

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?


There's such a thing as theater discipline. One player doesn't appropriate another's inventions.


Who's happy these days?


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.


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.


I am known to be able to take care of myself when I become angry. I don't mince words.


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.


Cole Porter had a worldwide reputation as a sophisticate and hedonist.


Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most.


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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