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Gary Merrill – MovieActors.com

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Merrill in MYSTERIOUS ISLAND.

About Gary Merrill (1915 – 1990)

Gary Merrill was born on August 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut.
Gary began his acting career while still in the army, in 1044. He appeared in WINGED VICTORY.

Sometimes Gary is credited as Cpl. Gary Merrill.

In 1950, Merrill was cast in the part of Bill Sampson in ALL ABOUT EVE. This film is where Gary Merrill and Bette Davis met each other. Bette Davis and Gary Merrill became an instant couple. After their divorces, they were married in Mexico. She was 42 and he was 35. Gary adopted Betty's daughter, and they adopted two more children. Ten years later, they divorced.

In 1988, Gary Merrill published his autobiography: "Bette, Rita, And The Rest Of My Life".

Merrill left film to enter politics in 1968, running unsuccessfully for a seat in Maine's legislature. Gary continued to do stage work and made a lucrative living doing voice-overs for radio and television commercials. He also enjoyed an extensive television career.

On March 5, 1990 Gary Merrill passed away in Falmouth, Maine from lung cancer.

Gary Merrill's notable movie credits include...

THIEVES (1977)
HUCKLEBERRY FINN (1974)
THE SECRET OF THE SACRED FOREST (1970)
A WRONG WAY TO LOVE (1969)
RUN, PSYCHO, RUN (1968)
THE POWER (1968)
THE INCIDENT (1967)
CLAMBAKE (1967)
THE LAST CHALLENGE (1967)
AROUND THE WORLD UNDER THE SEA (1966)
RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE (1966)
DESTINATION INNER SPACE (1966)
THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE (1965)
HONG KONG UN ADDIO (1963)
MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1961)
THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY (1961)
THE GREAT IMPOSTER (1961)
THE SAVAGE EYE (1960)
CRASH LANDING (1958)
THE MISSOURI TRAVELER (1958)
BERMUDA AFFAIR (1956)
NAVY WIFE (1956)
THE HUMAN JUNGLE (1954)
THE BLACK DAKOTAS (1954)
WITNESS TO MURDER (1954)
A BLUEPRINT FOR MURDER (1953)
NIGHT WITHOUT SLEEP (1952)
THE GIRL IN WHITE (1952)
PHONECALL FROM A STRANGER (1952)
ANOTHER MAN'S POISON (1951)
THE FROGMEN (1951)
DECISION BEFORE DAWN (1951)
WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1950)
MOTHER DIDN'T TELL ME (1950)
ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH (1949)

Gary Merrill's notable television credits include...

THE WORLD OF DARKNESS (TV MOVIE) (1977)
THE JACKIE GLEASON SPECIAL (TV MOVIE) (1973)
YOUNG DR. KILDARE (TV SERIES 1972-1973)
THE DANGEROUS DAYS OF KIOWA JONES (TV MOVIE)(1966)
THE REPORTER (TV SERIES 1964)
ZANE GREY THEATER (TV SERIES 1957-1961)
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (TV SERIES 1957-1960)
JUSTICE (TV SERIES 1954-1955)

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Gary Merrill in MYSTERIOUS ISLAND.

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Merrill in WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS.