The actor wed the Broadway star in 1964 and the couple headed off to Hawaii and the Far East for their honeymoon, but by the time they returned to mainland America, their romance was in tatters.
And Borgnine insists his wife's insatiable ego and her complaining ways turned the honeymoon into a honey-moan!
He recalls, "We went on our honeymoon from Beverly Hills to Hawaii to Kyoto, Tokyo and Hong Kong. During that time people knew me and they would say hi. I would introduce my wife Ethel Merman, and they'd say, 'Who?' 'You know, the great singer.' And they'd say, 'Oh sure, how do you do?'
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On the surface, Berlin's energetic Broadway show is extremely dated. The Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse book is a gentle satire of the Washington scene circa 1951, so there are a plethora of Harry Truman jokes that may have been hilarious in 1951 but in this post-history millennium may be greeted with obtuseness from viewers whose sense of history expired with Swing Vote. It is also an old-fashioned musical vehicle, the slim plot being a bald excuse to showcase Merman.
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Of course, this is what we owe movies like Cannonball Run to. But the original will always reign as the only two-tape comedy on the rental rack. Enjoy.
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Late thespian SIR John Gielgud idolised silver screen idol CARY GRANT - according to a new collection of letters written by the OSCAR-winning actor.
The ARTHUR star's correspondence have been published in a book entitled GIELGUD'S LETTERS, and one letter reveals Gielgud's obsession with the AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER heart-throb.
A letter written in 1960 recalls Gielgud's meeting with Grant at a showbiz party.
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