Dina Merrill Poster

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  • Hosts a weekly PBS television series entitled "Decor" (1998) focusing on interior home furnishings.
  • In 1962, Screen Gems productions once again tried to revive their old "Tightrope" series, this time shooting a pilot called "The Expendables". Mike Connors again starred with Zachary Scott and Dina Merrill as featured co-stars. The pilot was produced by Clarence Green and Russell Rouse. Once again, the pilot wasn't picked up by any of the networks.
  • In 1964, she co-starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed ABC comedy series called "The Mickey Rooney Show" where he plays an ex-navy man who inherits a marina.
  • Angel Street (1975). Thriller (revival). Written by Patrick Hamilton. Directed by Shepard Traube [final Broadway credit]. Lyceum Theatre: 26 Dec 1975- 8 Feb 1976 (52 performances + 4 previews that began on 24 Dec 1975). Cast: Michael Allinson (as "Mr. Manningham"), Dina Merrill (as "Mrs. Manningham"), Christine Andreas (as "Nancy"), Bette Henritze (as "Elizabeth"), Robert E. Thompson (as "Rough"). Understudies: Alfred Karl (as "Mr. Manningham"), Eleanor Tauber (as "Elizabeth/Mrs. Manningham/Nancy"). Produced by Shepard Traube.
  • (1983) Stage Play: On Your Toes, Musical comedy (revival). Music by Richard Rodgers. Book by Richard Rodgers, George Abbott and Lorenz Hart. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Original choreography by George Balanchine. Choreographed by Donald Saddler. Additional ballet choreography by Peter Martins. Production Design by Zack Brown. Directed by George Abbott. Virginia Theatre: 6 Mar 1983- 20 May 1984 (505 performances + 7 previews that began on 1 Mar 1983). Cast: Natalia Makarova (as "Vera Barnova/Princess Zenobia/"Princess Zenobia" Ballet/Strip Tease Girl/Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" Ballet"), Christine Andreas (as "Frankie Frayne"), George de la Peña (as "Konstantine Morrosine/Beggar/"Princess Zenobia" Ballet"), George S. Irving (as "Sergei Alexandrovitch"), Dina Merrill (as "Peggy Porterfield"), Lara Teeter (as "Junior, 15 years later/Hoofer, "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" Ballet") [final Broadway role], Eugene J. Anthony (as "Phil Dolan II/Oscar/Ali Shar, "Princess Zenobia" Ballet"), Dean Badolato (as "A Messenger Boy/Ensemble"), Starr Danias (as "Ballet leader, "On Your Toes" ballet"), Melody A. Dye (as "Ensemble"), Alexander Filipov (as "Ballet leader, "On Your Toes" ballet/Ensemble"), David Gold (as "Stage Doorman/Ahmud Ben B'Du, "Princess Zenobia" Ballet/Ensemble"), Betty Ann Grove (as "Lil Dolan/A Woman Reporter"), Michaela K. Hughes (as "Miss Pinkerton/Ensemble"), George Kmeck (as "Louie/Kringa Khan, "Princess Zenobia" Ballet/Ensemble"), Wade Laboissonniere (as "Ensemble"), Dirk Lumbard (as "Stage Manager/Tap leader, "On Your Toes" ballet/Ensemble"), Tamara Mark ((as "Anushka/Ensemble"), Robert Meadows (as "Ensemble"), Jerry Mitchell (as "Joe McCall/Cop/Ensemble"), Dana Moore (as "Tap leader, "On Your Toes" ballet/Ensemble"), Chris Peterson (as "Ensemble/Dimitri"), Mary C. Robare (as "Lola/Ensemble"), Philip Arthur Ross (as "Young Phil Dolan III"), Peter Slutsker (as "Sidney Cohn"), Don Steffy (as "Ivan/Ensemble"), Kirby Tepper (as "Ensemble"), Michael Vita (as "Hank Jay Smith/Cop/Big Boss, "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" Ballet"), James Walski (as "Ensemble") [Broadway debut], Marcia Lynn Watkins (as "Ensemble"), Leslie Woodies (as "Ensemble"), Sandra Zigars (as "Ensemble"). Understudies: Starr Danias (as "Vera Barnova"), Alexander Filipov (as "Konstantine Morrosine"), David Gold (as "Sergei Alexandrovitch"), Michaela K. Hughes (as "Peggy Porterfield"), Dirk Lumbard (as "Junior/Phil Dolan II"), Jerry Mitchell (as "Louie"), Dana Moore (as "Lil Dolan"), Steven Ross (as "Young Phil Dolan III"), Kirby Tepper (as "Sidney Cohn") and Marcia Lynn Watkins (as "Frankie Frayne"). Replacement actors: Kitty Carlisle [credited as Kitty Carlisle Hart] (as "Peggy Porterfield") [final Broadway role], Nancy Hess (as "Ensemble"), Marguerite Hickey (as "Ensemble"), Leonid Kozlov (as "Konstantine Morrosine"), Valentina Kozlova (as "Princess Zenobia, "Princess Zenobia" Ballet/Strip Tease Girl, "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" Ballet/Vera Barnova"), Robert Meadows (as "Stage Manager"), Galina Panova (as "Princess Zenobia/"Princess Zenobia" Ballet/Strip Tease Girl, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" Ballet/Vera Barnova"), Marcia Lynn Watkins (as "Frankie Frayne"), Leslie Woodies (as "Anushka"). Understudy: Leslie Woodies (as "Peggy Porterfield"). Produced by Alfred De Liagre Jr., Roger L. Stevens, John Mauceri, Donald R. Seawell and André Pastoria. Note: Previously filmed as On Your Toes (1939).
  • (1961) She acted in John Van Druten's play, "Voice of the Turtle," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Cliff Robertson in the cast.
  • (1967) She acted in Lonnie Coleman's play, "A Warm Body," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Kevin McCarthy and Anne Meacham in the cast. Chas. Bowden was director.

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