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Ernest Borgnine has been divorced from Ethel Merman since November 18, 1964. They had been married for 4.7 months. Ernest Borgnine is now deceased.

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Ernest Borgnine

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: N/A

Age: 95 (1/24/1917 - 7/8/2012)

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Ethel Merman

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Powerful Voice and Vocal Range

Age: 76 (1/16/1908 - 2/15/1984)


Ethel Merman's Relationships (4)

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Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 6/27/1964 4.7 months
    Separated 6/29/1964 --
    Filed for Divorce 7/29/1964 --
Divorced 11/18/1964 --
 Total4.7 months*

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Where and/or how did Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman meet?

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Why did Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman break up?

Their marriage was dissolved after 32 days. Ernest said the marriage began unraveling on their honeymoon, when he received more fan attention than she did. The competitive Ethel was left seething.

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In her 1978 biography, Ethel devoted a chapter of her autobiography to the marriage: It consisted of one blank page.

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Classic Quotes by Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman about their relationship:

"By the time we got home, it was hell on earth. And after 32 days I said to her, 'Madam, bye.'" Ernest Borgnine
"Biggest mistake of my life. I thought I was marrying Rosemary Clooney". Ernest Borgnine

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