Dina Merrill

American actress, socialite heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist

Dina Merrill (December 29, 1923 – May 22, 2017) was an American actress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist.[2][3] She is known for her roles in Operation Petticoat, The Sundowners, BUtterfield 8, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, and in Caddyshack II.

Dina Merrill
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Publicity photo of Merrill in 1968
Nedenia Marjorie Hutton

(1923-12-29)December 29, 1923
DiedMay 22, 2017(2017-05-22) (aged 93)
East Hampton, New York, U.S.
Years active1955–2003
Spouse(s)Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr.
(m.1946-1966; divorced)
Cliff Robertson
(m.1966-1986; divorced)
Ted Hartley
(m.1989-2017; her death)[1]
Children4 total (2, David and Heather) predeceased Merrill
RelativesBarbara Hutton (cousin)

Merrill died on May 22, 2017 at her East Hampton, New York home from dementia at the age of 93.[4]


  1. Dina Merrill Net Worth, CelebrityNetWorth.com; accessed August 13, 2014.
  2. Gingrich, Arnold (May 1960). Coronet. D. A. Smart. p. 13.
  3. Hamilton, George; Stadiem, William (October 14, 2008). Don't Mind If I Do. Simon and Schuster. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-4165-9450-5.
  4. Dina Merrill, Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

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