Ethel Merman
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"Ethel Merman" was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her belting (music)/belting voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage." Among the many standards introduced by Merman in Broadway theatre/Broadway Musical theatre/musicals are "I Got Rhythm", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Some People", "Rose's Turn", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "It's De-Lovely", "Friendship", "You're the Top", "Anything Goes (Cole Porter song)/Anything Goes", and "There's No Business Like Show Business", which later became her theme song.

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I can hold a note as long as the Chase National Bank.

Broadway has been very good to me. But then, I've been very good to Broadway.

I can never remember being afraid of an audience. If the audience could do better, they'd be up here on stage and I'd be out there watching them.

I take a breath when I have to.

Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice.

The World Is Your Balloon: The Decca Singles 1950-1951.