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Ethel Merman
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Actress
    (January 16, 1908-February 15, 1984)
    Star of such Broadway hits as 'Annie Get Your Gun' and 'Gypsy'
    Famous for her boisterous renditions of the songs 'There's No Business Like Show Business' and 'I Got Rhythm'
    Appeared in 14 movies, including 'Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938),' 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963),' and a cameo in 'Airplane! (1980)'
    She had a loud, brassy voice.
    She liked to tell crass jokes.
    She divorced Ernest Borgnine after three weeks of marriage.
    She played a corny guest villain on the TV series 'Batman.'
    She named her daughter Ethel, Jr.
    Ethel, Jr. died of an overdose of drugs and alcohol (1967).
    She had a passionate affair with author Jacqueline Susann that ended bitterly. Susann based the pathetic hanging on to glory character Helen Lawson in 'Valley of the Dolls' on her.
    In her autobiography she summed up her one month marriage to Ernest Borgnine on a blank page.
    Her voice was one-of-a-kind.
    Her face appears on a US postage stamp.
    Drag queens love to impersonate her.
    Credit: JinnFiend
    Additional information: Jaiwils
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 247 Votes: 66.40% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 45 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 42 Votes: 69.05% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 35 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 23 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 125 Votes: 58.40% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 47 Votes: 48.94% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 74 Votes: 47.30% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 130 Votes: 46.92% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 153 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 354 Votes: 54.24% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 453 Votes: 43.71% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 898 Votes: 49.22% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1801 Votes: 47.81% Annoying
 
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