Gary Merrill

Gary Merrill

actor, soundtrack

Gary Merrill was born on Aug 02, 1915 in USA. Gary Merrill's big-screen debut came with This Is the Army directed by Michael Curtiz in 1943, strarring Backstage MP on Right (uncredited). Gary Merrill is known for Movin' On directed by Michael O'Herlihy, Claude Akins stars as Sonny Pruitt and Frank Converse as Will Chandler. The upcoming new tvshow Gary Merrill plays is The Seekers - Season 1 which will be released on Jul 08, 1979.

Gary Merrill was born August 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut. He began his career acting in summer stock plays. He married Barbara Leeds, an actress, and then served a brief stint in the army. After the army, he landed in New York, where he was chosen to join the already popular play "Born Yesterday". In 1950 he was cast in the part of Bill Sampson in Ève... (1950). It would be his first time meeting Bette Davis and they became an instant couple. After their respective divorces, they were married in Mexico. She was 42 and he was 35. During their marriage they adopted two children, Margot and Michael, and after ten years of fighting and financial problems they divorced. Merrill did not marry again, though he was involved with Rita Hayworth for a time. Later in his career Merrill made a lucrative living doing voice-overs for radio and television commercials. In 1988 he published his autobiography, "Bette, Rita, And The Rest Of My Life". He died of lung cancer at the age of 74.

  • Birthday

    Aug 02, 1915
  • Place of Birth

    Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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