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Remembering Ethel Merman


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Quotes and photos from Ethel Merman's life. Tony Cointreau's new memoir, Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa...and Me: My Improbable Journey from Châteaux in France to the Slums of Calcutta, describes in detail his intimate family relationship with this iconic Broadway diva.

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Remembering Ethel Merman

  1. 1. Remembering Ethel Merman (1908-1984) Quotes and Photos from her life
  2. 2. “Everything’s coming up roses - for me.” - Ethel Merman
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  4. 4. “Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice.” - Ethel Merman
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  6. 6. “I wouldn’t change one thing about my professional life, and I make it a point not to dwell on my mistakes.” - Ethel Merman
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  8. 8. “Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I’ve been very good to Broadway.” - Ethel Merman
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  10. 10. “You’ll never prove you’re too good for a job by not doing your best” - Ethel Merman
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  12. 12. “I work as often as I want and yet I’m free as a bird.” - Ethel Merman
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  14. 14. “You can be replaced, and I can be replaced. But Ethel Merman can never be replaced.”  - Alexander Cohen, producer
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  16. 16. “When I think back upon it, I can see why Ethel Merman considered her role as Mama Rose in Gypsy to be the pinnacle of her career. I was mesmerized watching her create this monster of a mother, repelling you and making you love her at the same time.” - Tony Cointreau
  17. 17. The book and author How many people can count among their closest friends Ethel Merman (the Queen of Broadway), Mother Teresa (beatified by the Vatican in October, 2003), Lee Lehman, (wife of Robert Lehman, head of Lehman Brothers), Pierre Cardin (legendary couturier and major show-business force in Europe), and many others? Tony Cointreau, an heir of the French liqueur family, can. Tony has lived a fascinating life much of it dedicated to the love and service of others. His memoir, Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa... and Me, is entertaining, beautifully written and offers a behind the scenes look into the lives of legends and saints such as Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa, and Lee Lehman. For more photos and videos as well as information about the book please visit: