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|Playboy centerfold appearance|
|Preceded by||Lynn Karrol|
|Succeeded by||Kari Knudsen|
November 23, 1941|
|Died||November 28, 1997(aged 56)|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||112 lb (51 kg; 8.0 st)|
Merle Pertile (November 23, 1941 in Whittier, California – November 28, 1997 in California) was an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its January 1962 issue.
Pertile grew up in Indiana and Illinois. She attended and graduated from Hammond High School, Hammond, Indiana in 1959. Following graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, where she became a contract player with Universal Pictures and had guest spots on several TV shows.
According to The Playmate Book, Pertile died on November 28, 1997. The cause of death was complications following heart surgery.
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