Welcome to Merman Mondays, where we look forward to starting your week with a blast! Join us in celebrating “The Merm” with Unsung videos, photos, stories, and little known facts about the first big belter of the American Theatre….
This week we feature a rare duet between two legends, and some may say rivals, as Garland was always Mervyn LeRoy’s first choice to star in the film adaptation of Gypsy…despite Merman’s 702 performance sell-out run. Since Roz Russell ended nabbing the coveted role in the end, Ethel put her feelings aside to appear on The Judy Garland Show. She must have had a good time…because she came back for another appearance.