16 Jan 2012
Ethel Merman – who possessed the voice that defined the Broadway belt – would have turned 104 Jan. 16. Rose, Reno Sweeney and Annie Oakley were all strong, no-nonsense women and so was the woman who played them on stage.
In honor of The Merm's birthday, Playbill.com is sharing some of our favorite videos. Turn up the volume, hold your hats and hallelujah...
The opening of her 1965 BBC television concert An Evening With Ethel Merman, performing "A Lady With A Song"/"I Got Rhythm".
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