Lynn Merrick

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c. 1940

Lynn Merrick (November 19, 1919 – March 25, 2007) was an American actress who appeared in over 40 films during the 1940s, mainly for Columbia and Republic Studios.


Merrick was born Marilyn Llewelling in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1940, she was one of thirteen women selected by the Motion Picture Publicists Association as a "Baby Star", a selection process which was meant to highlight the most promising new film stars. She made the bulk of her films during the 1940s, starring in 22 feature films for Republic Pictures; 16 of these were Don Barry westerns.

Her first Barry film was Two Gun Sheriff, and her last was Fugutive from Senora. She later worked for Columbia Pictures, where she starred in films alongside Richard Dix, Chester Morris, and Warner Baxter. Merrick retired from films in after 1954's Escape from Terror, starring and directed by Jackie Coogan.

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She was married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was to actor Conrad Nagel, and her second was to producer Robert Goelet, Jr. Neither marriage produced children. She died on March 25, 2007, aged 87, at her home in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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