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Birth information

29 December 1923 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

22 May 2017 East Hampton, New York, USA

Given Name

Nedenia Marjorie Hutton

Nickname

Deenie

How tall is Dina Merrill?

1.73 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Ted Hartley
Cliff Robertson
Stanley Maddox Rumbough, Jr.

Life Story of Dina Merrill

It would have been pretty darn difficult for actress Dina Merrill to have ever pulled off playing a commoner on stage, film or TV. She just had too much class. The epitome of poise and glamour, the New York-born socialite and celebrity was born in 1923, the daughter of E.F. Hutton, the financier and founder of the Wall Street firm which bears his name, and heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post of the Post cereal fortune. Although Dina made elaborate use of her upbringing over the decades, she handled it all positively and graciously, without tabloid incident. Instilling these same refined credentials into her characters. She originally did not intend to pursue acting. After studying at George Washington University, she suddenly dropped out after only a year (to the chagrin of her disapproving parents) after sensing a strong desire to perform. Enrolling at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and apprenticed in summer stock in the early 1940s before reaching Broadway with "The Mermaids Singing" (1945). After nearly a decade of theater roles and taking some time off to raise 2 children (her first husband was Stanley Rumbough, Jr., an heir to the Colgate toothpaste fortune), Dina...

What movies did Dina Merrill play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Milk & Money (1996) ,
Actors Filmography
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) Woman in Courtroom, Shade (2003) Dina, The Glow (2002) Phoebe Janusz, The Magnificent Ambersons (2002) Mrs. Johnson, 100 Centre Street (2001) Judge Helen Randolph, Meeting Genevieve (2000) Mother, The Other Sister (1999) Pucky, Mighty Joe Young (1998) Society Woman, A Chance of Snow (1998) Merilee Parker, Vengeance Unlimited (1998) Ellen Hayworth, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1997) Lydia D'Arcy, Monique's Mother, Roseanne (1996) Doris, Milk & Money (1996)...

Birth information

29 December 1923 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

22 May 2017 East Hampton, New York, USA

Given Name

Nedenia Marjorie Hutton

Nickname

Deenie

How tall is Dina Merrill?

1.73 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Ted Hartley
Cliff Robertson
Stanley Maddox Rumbough, Jr.

Life Story of Dina Merrill

It would have been pretty darn difficult for actress Dina Merrill to have ever pulled off playing a commoner on stage, film or TV. She just had too much class. The epitome of poise and glamour, the New York-born socialite and celebrity was born in 1923, the daughter of E.F. Hutton, the financier and founder of the Wall Street firm which bears his name, and heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post of the Post cereal fortune. Although Dina made elaborate use of her upbringing over the decades, she handled it all positively and graciously, without tabloid incident. Instilling these same refined credentials into her characters. She originally did not intend to pursue acting. After studying at George Washington University, she suddenly dropped out after only a year (to the chagrin of her disapproving parents) after sensing a strong desire to perform. Enrolling at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and apprenticed in summer stock in the early 1940s before reaching Broadway with "The Mermaids Singing" (1945). After nearly a decade of theater roles and taking some time off to raise 2 children (her first husband was Stanley Rumbough, Jr., an heir to the Colgate toothpaste fortune), Dina...

What movies did Dina Merrill play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Milk & Money (1996) ,
Actors Filmography
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) Woman in Courtroom, Shade (2003) Dina, The Glow (2002) Phoebe Janusz, The Magnificent Ambersons (2002) Mrs. Johnson, 100 Centre Street (2001) Judge Helen Randolph, Meeting Genevieve (2000) Mother, The Other Sister (1999) Pucky, Mighty Joe Young (1998) Society Woman, A Chance of Snow (1998) Merilee Parker, Vengeance Unlimited (1998) Ellen Hayworth, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1997) Lydia D'Arcy, Monique's Mother, Roseanne (1996) Doris, Milk & Money (1996)...

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Third husband Ted Hartley was a regular on the television series Peyton Place (1964). In 1989, they bought RKO Pictures, which she managed until her death.

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Carl Betz and Dina Merrill in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award (1994).

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Dina Merrill in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

Her mother's first husband, Edward Bennett Close, was the grandfather of actress Glenn Close.

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Spent her winters growing up at Mar-A-Lago, the largest and most elaborate estate in Palm Beach, Florida. As of this writing, Mar-a-Lago is owned by Donald Trump, who runs the estate as a private club and residence. Trump rescued the estate from condemnation in 1985 and painstakingly restored it to its former glory.

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Victor Buono and Dina Merrill in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

On Broadway in the 1940s before moving to film, she was hardly ever stretched during her career, being typed rather severely as a tactful, altruistic wife in family fare or as an elegant socialite and patron of the arts in sophisticated fluff.

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Victor Buono and Dina Merrill in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

When one of her children was diagnosed with diabetes, she became one of the founders of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, which is dedicated to diabetic research. She is also a director of Project Orbis, a flying ophthalmological hospital which teaches advanced eye care and performs surgical techniques around the world.

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Carl Betz and Dina Merrill in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

She was a trustee of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Centern and a director of the Museum of Broadcasting. She was also a presidential appointee to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Carl Betz and Dina Merrill in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

As an actress, socialite and model, she made the cover of Life magazine on January 11, 1960.

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Bob Crane and Dina Merrill in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

Received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. [April 2005]

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David Janssen and Dina Merrill in Twenty Plus Two (1961)

Her cousin was heiress Barbara Hutton, who at one time was married to Cary Grant, who later co-starred with Merrill on Operation Petticoat (1959).

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David Janssen and Dina Merrill in Twenty Plus Two (1961)

Her three children with first husband Stanley Rumbough, Jr--a Colgate heir--are Stanley, David (deceased), and Nedenia (Nina). She and second husband Cliff Robertson are the parents of daughter Heather Robertson (deceased).

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David Janssen and Dina Merrill in Twenty Plus Two (1961)

She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.

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Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

Both she and her then husband Cliff Robertson played "Special Guest Villains" on Batman (1966).

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Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

At a net worth of over $5 billion, she is by far the richest actress in the world. While this list changes every year, she has consistently held the #1 spot every year.

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Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

Ex-stepmother of Stephanie Robertson.

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Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

Daughter of Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton.

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Glenn Ford and Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

Her son David Post Rumbough (DOB: September 27, 1949) was killed in a boating accident on September 8, 1973 when the twin engine racing boat in which he was riding capsized in choppy seas in Gardiner's Bay off eastern Long Island. His remains were recovered on September 13th.

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Glenn Ford and Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

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Stella Stevens, Dina Merrill, and Jerry Van Dyke in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

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Ron Howard and Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

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Ron Howard, Glenn Ford, and Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

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Stella Stevens and Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

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Glenn Ford and Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

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Dina Merrill in Vater ist nicht verheiratet (1963)

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David Greene and Dina Merrill in Twenty Plus Two (1961)

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Burt Lancaster and Dina Merrill in Die jungen Wilden (1961)

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George Barrows and Dina Merrill in Wo alle Wege enden (1969)

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Tom Ewell and Dina Merrill in A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed (1958)

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Tim Robbins and Dina Merrill in The Player (1992)

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Brion James and Dina Merrill in The Player (1992)

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