Dina Merrill, a beautiful, blonde actress with an aristocratic bearing known as much for her wealthy origins, philanthropy, and marriage to actor Cliff Robertson as for her work in film and television, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, N. She was Merrill played nurse Lt.
By Chris Spargo For Dailymail. One of the most famous American socialites of the 20th century, Nedenia Marjorie Hutton shocked her parents and the Park Avenue set with her decision to study acting and later head to Hollywood, where she changed her name at the start of her career. It was a shocking and unheard of move for a young member of society at that time, especially one whose mother built the palatial Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and owned what was then the world's largest yacht.
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Merrill was born in New York City on December 29,although for many years her date of birth was given as December 9, On advice from her half-sister's then husband, she adopted the stage name Dina Merrill, borrowing from Charles E. Merrilla famous stockbroker like her father. During the late s and s, Merrill was believed to have intentionally been marketed as a replacement for Grace Kelly and in she was proclaimed "Hollywood's new Grace Kelly".
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Dina Merrill born Nedenia Marjorie Hutton ; December 29, is an American actress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist. Merrill was born in New York City on December 29,although for many years her year of birth was given as On advice from her half-sister's then husband, she adopted the stage name Dina Merrill, borrowing from Charles E.
She was Her death was confirmed by her son, Stanley H. Rumbough, who said she had Lewy Body dementia.
Marjorie Merriweather Post was one of America's earliest and most famous heiresses, socialites and philanthropists. Inwhen she was 27 years old, her father C. Post died and left her the Postum Cereal Company, which she and husband E. Hutton transformed into the General Foods Corporation.
By Jeremy Gerard. The family of Dina Merrill Hartley confirmed Tuesday morning that the actress and philanthropist, an icon of taste and sophistication in both worlds, died at home Monday in East Hampton, NY, surrounded by her family. The cause was Lewy Body dementia, the family said.