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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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Combien tu m'aimes?
Combien tu m'aimes? Soundtrack
(2005)
The Dream Team
The Dream Team Soundtrack
(1989)
Luna
Luna Soundtrack
(1979)
Aria
Aria Soundtrack
(1987)

Filmography

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 1971 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Archibald Bunker
- Episode #2.1 (1971) ... Archibald Bunker
 1970 Comedy Tonight (TV Series)
Cameo
- Episode dated 19 July 1970 (1970) ... Cameo
 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)
Rodrigo
 1950 Your Show of Shows (TV Series)
Regular Performer (1950-1951)
 1945 Senorita from the West
Elmer (as Bob Merrill)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel (w/Fred Jarvis): "Divas". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

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:

His desire to branch into movie stardom, in the 1951 film Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952), brought him into direct conflict with the Metropolitan Opera's autocratic General Manager, Sir Rudolf Bing. Making the film would have conflicted with some of Merrill's Met assignments. Bing felt that grand opera and the movies did not mix, having fired Met mainstays Lauritz Melchior and Helen Traubel ... See more »

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