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Bob Merrill

AKA Henry Robert Merrill Levan

Born: 17-May-1921
Birthplace: Atlantic City, NJ
Died: 17-Feb-1998
Location of death: Culver City, CA
Cause of death: Suicide

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

Military service: US Army (radio writer, 1940-42, Cavalry, then Special Forces)

Father: James Arthur Levan
Mother: Sadie Abrahams
Brother: Lawrence
Wife: Dolores Marquez (m. 1964, div.)
Wife: Suzanne (radio newscaster, m. 13-Dec-1976, until his death)

    High School: Simon Gratz High School, Philadelphia, PA (1938)
    University: Temple University (briefly)

    Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987
    National Medal of Arts 1993
    Shot: Self-Inflicted 17-Feb-1998
    Risk Factors: Depression

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