The story about Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine that I bring up in this post always brings a smile to my face.
Ethel Merman (source: World of Wonder)
January 16 is Ethel Merman’s birthday.
I don’t believe that I’ve ever looked up Ethel Merman’s natal chart before. I get excited when I discover that I share certain chart elements with celebrities that I admire, so I was thrilled to see that Merman and I have the same sun, moon, Venus and Saturn (there is a very slight chance that her natal moon is in Gemini, not Cancer).
I always loved Ethel Merman when I was a kid. I would see her on variety shows and in movies like “Airplane” where she would make fun of herself. She had a big, bold, larger-than-life personality that made her the center of attention. I adore people who aren’t afraid to be the butt of the joke. I’ve been working thisself-aggrandizing/self-deprecating shtick since I was a kid, so I know a thing or two about…
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