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re: Ethel Merman, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, 1967 TV Version -- Another Opinion
Posted by: JohnDunlop 02:58 pm EDT 09/25/21
In reply to: re: Ethel Merman, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, 1967 TV Version -- Another Opinion - BroadwayTonyJ 11:30 am EDT 09/25/21

Mary Martin's Annie was softer and more believable. Watched the Ed Sullivan clip, even Frank Butler would be intimated by such a robust Annie shouting the songs.

Ethel was likely very good as Annie in the 194s0.

When I watched the 1967 version my reaction was what were they thinking
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