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David Merrick (I) (1911–2000)

David Merrick was born on November 27, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as David Margoulis. He is known for his work on Hello, Dolly! (1969), Play It Again, Sam (1972) and The Great Gatsby (1974). He was married to Natalie Lloyd, Etan Aronson, Jeanne Gibson, Leonore Beck and Karen Prunczik. He died on April 25, 2000 in London, England. See full bio »

Died:

(age 88) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Hello, Dolly! Miscellaneous Crew
(1969)
Play It Again, Sam Miscellaneous Crew
(1972)
The Great Gatsby Producer
(1974)
Rough Cut Producer
(1980)

Filmography

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 1973 40 Carats (producer: stage play)
 1972 Play It Again, Sam (produced on the New York stage by)
 1970 The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (as produced on the stage by: The Seven Descents of Myrtle)
 1969 Cactus Flower (stage producer: New York)
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (based on the stage play "Hello, Dolly!" produced on the New York stage by)
 1969 Don't Drink the Water (produced on the New York stage by)
 1966 Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (based on the play as produced for the New York stage by)
 1964 Becket (producer: New York stage play)
 1963 Sunday in New York (producer of Broadway play)
 1962 Gypsy (based upon the stage play produced by)
 1961 Fanny (produced on the stage by: Based upon the play "Fanny")
 1960 The World of Suzie Wong (original stage producer)
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Other Works:

He produced Jay Allen's translation of Pierre Barillet and Jean Pierre Gredy's play, "Forty Carats," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Barbara Rush, Scott McKay, Stephen Collins, Gene Blakely, Eileen Letchworth, Imogene Bliss, Sylvia Grand, Art Barnett, Doris Ingraham, William Cox, and Audrey Christie in the cast. ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

I'll tell you what it's like to be No. 1. I compare it to climbing Mount Everest. It's very difficult. Lives are lost along the way. You struggle and struggle and finally you get up there. And guess what there is once you get up there? Snow and ice. See more »

Trivia:

He suffered a stroke which impaired his speech and he had to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life. See more »

Nickname:

The Indomitable Showman

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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