November 19, 1919
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
|Died||March 25, 2007
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
|Spouse(s)||Conrad Nagel (m. 1945; div. 1948)
Robert Goelet, Jr. (m. 1949; div. 1956)
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.
She was married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was to actor Conrad Nagel, and her second was to producer Robert Goelet, Jr. Both unions were childless. She died on March 25, 2007, aged 87, at her home in West Palm Beach, Florida from undisclosed causes.
- Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940)
- Flight Angels (1940)
- Outlaws of Pine Ridge (1942)
- Doughboys in Ireland (1943)
- Days of Old Cheyenne (1943)
- Is Everybody Happy? (1943)
- Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945)
- Voice of the Whistler (1945)
- The Blonde from Brooklyn (1945)
- A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946)
- I Love Trouble (1948)
- Escape from Terror (1954)
- "Wampus Baby Star Surprised By Her Selection". Ames Daily Tribune. Iowa, Ames. April 17, 1941. p. 15. Retrieved June 6, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
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