Una Merkel-Film Star

Goebel Park, Covington, KY

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Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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"This Covington native won a Tony Award in 1956 for performance in Broadway's "The Ponder Heart" and received an Oscar nomination, 1962, for "Summer and Smoke." With her 66 motion pictures, Merkel (1903-1986) represented successful transition from silent films to "the talkies." She played opposite film legends W. C. Fields and Marlene Dietrich. Buried Highland Cem., Kenton Co."

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  • January 8, 2011: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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