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Una Merkel is a Actor American born on 10 december 1903 at Kentucky (USA)

Una Merkel

Una Merkel
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Nationality USA
Birth 10 december 1903 at Kentucky (USA)
Death 2 january 1986 (at 82 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Una Merkel (December 10, 1903 – January 2, 1986) was an American stage, film and television actress.


On March 5, 1945, Merkel was nearly killed when her mother Bess, with whom she was sharing an apartment in New York City, committed suicide by gassing herself. Merkel was overcome by the five gas jets her mother had turned on in their kitchen and was found unconscious in her bedroom.

On March 4, 1952, nearly seven years to the day that Merkel's mother Bess committed suicide, Merkel overdosed on sleeping pills. She was found unconscious by a nurse who was caring for her at the time and remained in a coma for a day.

Merkel was a lifelong practicing Methodist.

Merkel was married once and had no children. She married North American Aviation executive Ronald L. Burla in 1932. They separated in April 1944. Merkel filed for divorce on December 19, 1946 in Miami.

Best films

The Merry Widow (1934)
Golden Girl (1951)

Usually with

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Ray June
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Nat Pendleton
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Una Merkel (89 films)

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That's Entertainment! III, 1h53
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Documentary films about films
Actors Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Esther Williams
Roles (archive footage)
Rating74% 3.7389953.7389953.7389953.7389953.738995
Troisième volet de "Il était une fois Hollywood", "That's Entertainment III" nous propose un nouveau panorama de l'age d'or de la MGM mais aussi des chutes rarissimes, des séquences coupées lors de la sortie des films et des essais d'autres stars que celles qui furent finalement choisies.
The Parent Trap II
Directed by David Swift, Ronald F. Maxwell
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Children's films
Actors Hayley Mills, Tom Skerritt, Bridgette Andersen, Una Merkel, Brian Keith, Carrie Heim Binas
Rating59% 2.9985552.9985552.9985552.9985552.998555
The film takes place twenty-five years after the original film. Sharon Ferris is unhappily divorced and living as a single, somewhat jaded mother in Tampa, Florida. Her daughter, Nikki, is not happy about their impending move to New York City. While in summer school, Nikki makes enemies with Jessica Dintruff (Judith Tannen), but befriends Mary Grand. Mary's father, Bill Grand, has been widowed for four years. To stop Nikki from moving to New York and to see their parents happily married, the girls scheme to set them up.
Spinout (1966)
, 1h33
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Jimmy Hawkins, Cecil Kellaway, Una Merkel
Roles Violet Ranley
Rating57% 2.850822.850822.850822.850822.85082
Mike McCoy (Elvis), the lead singer for a traveling band who is also a part-time race car driver, enjoys his carefree single life, which is threatened by three different women who seek to marry him.
Spinout (1966)

Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Deborah Walley, Jack Mullaney, Cecil Kellaway
Roles Violet Ranley
Rating57% 2.850822.850822.850822.850822.85082
Mike Mc Coy est le leader d'un groupe de rock et sa vie change à la rencontre de trois femmes complètement différentes les unes des autres qui le demandent en mariage. Less, la bassiste du groupe, Cynthia, une fille à papa complètement excentrique puis Diana qui écrit des livres sur les hommes entraîneront notre rocker dans les pires fantaisies !
A Tiger Walks, 1h31
Directed by Norman Tokar
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Pamela Franklin, Sabu, Edward Andrews, Una Merkel
Roles Mrs. Watkins
Rating62% 3.1413.1413.1413.1413.141
A mistreated Bengal tiger named Raja escapes from a traveling circus, and hides in the woods surrounding the small town of Scotia. The new arrival starts a panic, and the townsfolk want Raja killed with the exception of Julie Williams (played by Pamela Franklin), the sheriff's daughter.
Summer Magic, 1h40
Directed by James Neilson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire, Deborah Walley, Eddie Hodges, Michael J. Pollard
Roles Mariah Popham
Rating68% 3.4466353.4466353.4466353.4466353.446635
Financial problems force young Boston widow Margaret Carey (Dorothy McGuire) and her 3 children to move out of their home. Nancy (Hayley Mills), the dramatic and kind-hearted eldest, remembers a large yellow house that the Careys had admired when they visited the small town of Beulah, Maine, and makes an inquiry about it. Upon the sale of the family's treasured piano ("Flitterin'"), Nancy reveals that the house is vacant and the family decides to relocate to the country ("Beautiful Beulah").
The Parent Trap, 2h9
Directed by David Swift
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Road movies, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles, Films about marriage
Actors Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charles Ruggles, Joanna Barnes, Una Merkel
Roles Verbena
Rating71% 3.598983.598983.598983.598983.59898
Identical twins Susan Evers and Sharon McKendrick meet at summer camp, unaware that they are sisters. Their identical appearance initially creates rivalry, and they continuously pull pranks on each other, which ultimately leads to the camp dance being crashed by their mischief. As punishment, they must live together in an isolated cabin (and eat together at an "isolation table") for the remainder of their time at summer camp. After both admit they come from broken homes, they soon realize they are twin sisters and that their parents, Mitch and Maggie, divorced shortly after their birth, with each parent having custody of one of them. The twins, each eager to meet the parent she never knew, switch places. They drill each other on the other's behavior and lives, and Susan cuts Sharon's hair into the same style as hers. While Susan is in Boston masquerading as Sharon, Sharon goes to California pretending to be Susan.
The Mating Game, 1h35
Directed by George Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Paul Douglas, Una Merkel, Fred Clark, Philip Ober
Roles Ma Larkin
Rating68% 3.4457353.4457353.4457353.4457353.445735
Irritated neighbor Wendell Burnshaw (Philip Ober) brings the Larkin family to the attention of the Internal Revenue Service. Lorenzo Charlton (Tony Randall) is assigned to the case by his boss, Kelsey (Fred Clark). Ma (Una Merkel) and Pop Larkin (Paul Douglas) warmly welcome him to their family farm in Maryland, at first unaware of why he is there.
The Girl Most Likely, 1h38
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Keith Andes, Kaye Ballard, Tommy Noonan, Una Merkel
Roles Mother
Rating58% 2.902762.902762.902762.902762.90276
Dodie lives with her parents and dreams of marrying a millionaire. At home in California, near the ocean, her boyfriend Buzz is a real-estate agent of modest means. He proposes marriage and she accepts, but tells her pal Marge that she has doubts.
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown, 1h27
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Jane Russell, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Meeker, Fred Clark, Una Merkel, Adolphe Menjou
Roles Bertha
Rating57% 2.8552152.8552152.8552152.8552152.855215
Movie star Laurel Stevens (Russell) has made a new film. It's called The Kidnapped Bride and gives a brainstorm to a couple of small-time crooks, Mike (Meeker) and Dandy (Wynn), to kidnap Laurel.
The Kettles in the Ozarks, 1h21
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Marjorie Main, Arthur Hunnicutt, Una Merkel, Ted de Corsia, Richard Deacon, Dave O'Brien
Roles Miss Bedelia Baines
Rating63% 3.1943453.1943453.1943453.1943453.194345
With Pa out of the way, Ma and the kids head out to help Pa's brother Sedgewick with the his farm in Mournful Hollow, Arkansas. Things get tighter when a couple of bootleggers rent Sedge's barn to manufacture moonshine. With Ma and the kids, the bootleggers get their pay.
The Kentuckian, 1h44
Directed by Burt Lancaster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Films about the labor movement, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Burt Lancaster, Dianne Foster, Diana Lynn, Walter Matthau, John McIntire, John Litel
Roles Sophie Wakefield
Rating61% 3.0973953.0973953.0973953.0973953.097395
Frontiersman Elias "Big Eli" Wakefield (Burt Lancaster) decides to leave 1820s Kentucky and move to Texas with his son "Little Eli" (Donald MacDonald). Along the way, they run into two women who take a liking to the pair, indentured servant Hannah (Dianne Foster), who wants to go with them, and schoolteacher Susie (Diana Lynn), who would rather have Big Eli marry her and settle down. Big Eli also has to deal with villainous Stan Bodine (Walter Matthau), who cracks a mean bullwhip.