Joan Merrill

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Joan Merrill
Born(1918-01-02)January 2, 1918
DiedMay 10, 1992(1992-05-10) (aged 74)

Joan Merrill (January 2, 1918 – May 10, 1992) was an American singer and actress.[1]


Merrill began her career in the 1930s on radio and later sang at nightclubs across the United States, including at the Copacabana in New York City, the Thunderbird in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Rio Cabana in Chicago. In addition to live performances she starred in the 1941 musical film Time Out for Rhythm and, in 1942, had roles in Iceland and The Mayor of 44th Street. As was popular at the time, her songs were patriotic and inspired by support for World War II.[citation needed]

Merrill died in New York City on May 10, 1992 at age 74.[1]

Songs performed on film[edit]

Time Out for Rhythm (1941)

  • "Obviously the Gentleman Prefers to Dance"

Iceland (1942)

  • "You Can't Say No to a Soldier"
  • "I Like a Military Tune"
  • "There Will Never Be Another You"


  1. ^ a b "Joan Merrill; Performer, 74". The New York Times. 1992-05-12. Retrieved 2010-03-28.

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