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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

David Merrick

Born November 27, 1911

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. David Merrick Marker
Inscription. Born and raised in St. Louis, David Margulois graduated from Central High in 1930 and received a law degree from St. Louis University in 1937. With his sights on Broadway, he moved to New York in 1940 and changed his name to David Merrick. Building upon the success of 1954's Fanny," he became the dominant Broadway producer of his era with hits such as "Gypsy," "Hello, Dolly" and "42nd Street," known for lavish musicals and outlandish publicity stunts, Merrick also staged masterful productions of imported works such as "Becket" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead." The recipient of eight Tony Awards, David Merrick produced nearly 100 Broadway shows in a career that spanned six decades.
 
Location. 38° 39.379′ N, 90° 18.463′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Kingsland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6665 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Francis (here, next to this marker); Mary Engelbreit (a few steps from this marker); Mike Peters (a few steps from this marker); Marsha Mason
David Merrick image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the New York Public Library, circa 1950
2. David Merrick
(a few steps from this marker); Martha Gellhorn (a few steps from this marker); Dan Dierdorf (a few steps from this marker); Archie Moore (a few steps from this marker); Jimmy Connors (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Last updated on October 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 11, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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