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Also Known As: H Robert Merrill Levan Died: February 17, 1998
Born: May 17, 1920 Cause of Death: suicide
Birth Place: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA Profession: lyricist, composer, screenwriter, porter

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DIRECTOR:

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  Out of the Depths (1945) Dialogue Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Senorita from the West (1945) Elmer
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Raised in Philadelphia, PA
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Served in the Army during WWII
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Hitchhiked to Hollywood, CA
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Worked as a porter
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Dialogue director at Columbia Pictures
1948:
Served as CBS' first casting director
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Hired by MGM to compose musicals
1957:
Opened "New Girl In Town" on Broadway based on Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie"
1964:
Co-wrote "Funny Girl" with composer Julie Styne
1972:
Last original musical score for Broadway, "Sugar"
1975:
Penned feature starring Diana Ross, "Mahogany"
1976:
Scripted film "W.C. Fields & Me" starring Rod Steiger and Valerie Perrine
1981:
Wrote "Chu Chu & The Philly Flash" featuring Alan Arkin and Carol Burnett
1984:
"We're Home" played off-Broadway; consisted of 37 of Merrill's original songs
1990:
His musical "Hanna...1939" played off-Broadway
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wife:
Dolores Marquez. Singer. Divorced in 1976; survived him.
wife:
Suzanne Merrill. Radio news anchor. Survived him.

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brother:
Lawrence Merrill. Survived him.

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