Dina Merrill Biography
(Actress, Socialite, Philanthropist)
Birthday: December 29, 1923 (Capricorn)
Born In: New York City, New York, U.S.
Dina Merrill was an American actress, socialite, philanthropist and heiress who despite being born in one of the richest American households, worked hard enough to carve a special place for herself among the American elite. She was born to Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and a wallstreet professional Edward Hutton. Dina was born Nedenia Hutton but later adopted the stage name Dina Merrill on the advice of a relative. She started her acting career with stage in 1945, and from there, she became one of the most in-demand actresses during the 50s. She featured in films such as ‘Desk Set’, ‘The Young Savages’ and ‘Don’t Give up the Ship’ in the early stages of her film career and later went on to do films like ‘The Player’ and ‘Shade’. Subsequently, she became a part of many TV movies and shows and became a diva for the TV and film audiences alike. Apart from her film career, she is also a known businesswoman with an impeccable presence of mind and has been a trustee of Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre and one of the board members of Lehman Brothers.