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Robert Merrill (I) (1917–2004)

One of the Metropolitan Opera's most enduring and acclaimed baritones, Brooklyn-born Robert Merrill was born Moishe Miller on June 4, 1919 (some sources list 1917), the son of Polish émigrés. His father, Abraham, was a shoe salesman and mother Lillian was an operatic soprano who performed in concert before her marriage. His parents changed their ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1964-1970 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Charlie Kluck / Colonel Fiasco / Pancho Vanilla / ...
- Our Man Fink (1966) ... Colonel Fiasco / Pancho Vanilla
- A Man's Dump Is His Castle (1964) ... Archeologist
 1966 Clown Alley (TV Movie)
Seltzer Water Clown
 1959 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
Escamillo
- Highlights from Bizet's Carmen (1959) ... Escamillo
 1953 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Guest Opera Baritone Vocalist
- Alice Plays Cupid (1953) ... Guest Opera Baritone Vocalist
 1952 Carmen (TV Movie)
Escamillo
 1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick
Bill Merridew
 1950 Don Carlo (TV Movie)
 1950 Your Show of Shows (TV Series)
Regular Performer (1950-1951)
 1945 Senorita from the West
Elmer (as Bob Merrill)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Diet Coke (1997) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bob Merrill

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I keep feeling that I'm just beginning, that I'm just a beginner. I've never taken the Met for granted. At the old house, whenever I walked in, I had that marvelous feeling - what am I doing here, a kid from Brooklyn? See more »

Trivia:

First inspired to sing as a teenager when he wandered in off the street to the Met and caught a performance of "Il Trovatore." See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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