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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:

He sang in many of legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini's broadcasts of operas in concert on NBC Radio, and all of these performances have been preserved on LP and CD. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bob Merrill

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Vocally, there is no reason why you cannot sing for 30 or 40 years. I'm going to go on as long as I'm enjoying it, as long as I'm having a ball. See more »

Trivia:

Sang with popular stars ranging from Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong. He performed as a soloist with many of the world's great conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, and made appearances for several presidents, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy. See more »

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