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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.
 
Erected 2001 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.38′ N, 90° 18.473′ 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
David Merrick image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the New York Public Library, circa 1950
2. David Merrick
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6677 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Engelbreit (here, next to this marker); Jimmy Connors (a few steps from this marker); David Francis (a few steps from this marker); Paul C. Reinert, S.J. (a few steps from this marker); Jackie Joyner-Kersee (a few steps from this marker); Marsha Mason (a few steps from this marker); Kay Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Mike Peters (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on October 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker 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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