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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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 2013 The Immigrant (performer: "Il Trovatore")
 2005 How Much Do You Love Me? (performer: "Un Ballo in Maschera: Zitti! L'Incanto Non Dessi Turbare (excerpts)")
 1995 The Hounds of Riga (performer: "La Bohème")
 1989 The Dream Team (performer: "STAR SPANGLED BANNER")
 1987 Aria (performer: "Un Ballo in Maschera (extracts)", "Rigoletto (extracts)")
 1979 Luna ("Il Trovatore")
 1977 Sinatra and Friends (TV Special) (performer: "Where or When", "If I Were a Rich Man", "The Old Established (Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York)", "Everybody Ought to Be in Love" - uncredited)
 1965 Synanon (music: "The Whiffenpoof Song")
 1957 Search for Paradise (Documentary) (performer: "Happy Land of Hunza", "Shalimar", "Kashmir Street Song", "Search for Paradise")
 1956 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.41 (1956) ... (performer: "A Rovin'", "I Love Life", "O sole mio", "Drinking Song", "I Only Have Eyes for You" - uncredited)
 1951 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.2 (1951) ... (performer: "Some Enchanted Evening", "You'll Never Walk Alone" - uncredited)
 1950 Don Carlo (TV Special) (performer: "Don Carlo" (opera))
 1950 Your Show of Shows (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (1950) ... (performer: "Jonah and the Whale" - uncredited)
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(Summer 1961) His musical, "Take Me Along," was performed in a Kenley Players production at the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren, Ohio with Jack Carson and Betty White in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

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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 »


Earned admiration for his interpretations of dozens of operatic roles, including Escamillo in "Carmen" and Figaro in "The Barber of Seville," reportedly his favorite opera. See more »

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