Ethel Merman

po_Merman-EthelEthel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American actress and singer.

Known primarily for her belting voice and roles in musical theater, she has been called “the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.” Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals are “I Got Rhythm”, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “Some People”, “Rose’s Turn”, “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “It’s De-Lovely”, “Friendship”, “You’re the Top”, “Anything Goes”, and “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, which later became her theme song.