The Merm



Ethel Merman shares a surprisingly tender moment with some friends.


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  1. Sigh. She really was pretty much the best.

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    1. She sang that song how many times? And yet believed it every time.

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  2. 1. This is so dear I wept.
    2. Am I older than she was in this clip?

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    1. It may be my favorite thing she's ever done. (Not counting her appearance in Airplane!)

      She was somewhere around seventy when she did this, so you're at least a few months younger, sweetie.

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  3. The bitch made me cry!

    THAT is how to sell a song.

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    1. I would have loved to have seen her do more tunes in this toned-down manner. Can you imagine her singing a melancholy version of "Everything's Coming Up Roses"? Obviously she had it in her. I suppose no one ever asked.

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    2. Jim Henson asked. That's all that matters. Jx

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  4. Possibly her finest moment.

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    1. Of course it wouldn't be so effective without the entire history of her career behind it. Love her!

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  5. Oh, darling. This made my day!!!

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  6. i don't dear say one snatchy thing for fear this crowd will lynch me!

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    1. Oh, darling, we would expect nothing less from you!

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    2. dare.

      i might have mentioned how a face lift back in 1960 might've
      helped make her resemble ernest borgnine less in 1982.

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    3. Ah, but that's part of her charm!

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  7. And they said that Ethel was one-note... her honesty actually made me tear up a bit. But just a bit.

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    1. That's appropriate. Anything more might be symptomatic of deeper issues.

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