Catch Me If You Can star, Dina Merrill passed away on May 22, 2017 in her East Hampton home. We have all the details right here in our Dina Merrill wiki.
Heiress turned actress, Dina Merrill passed away at the age of 93 in her East Hampton, New York home. Hollywood lost another brilliant actress as her death was confirmed by her son, Stanley H. Rumbough, who stated Dina Merrill’s cause of death is not yet known, but it was revealed that she suffered from Lewy Body dementia. Keep reading for interesting details about the late actress.
Dina Merrill’s Wiki
Nedenia Marjorie Hutton was born on December 29, 1923 in New York City. She was the only child of Post Cereals heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her second husband, Wall Street stockbroker, Edward Francis Hutton. Dina’s mother’s first husband was Edward Bennett Close, with whom she had Adelaide Breevort (Close) Hutton and Eleanor Post (Close) Hutton.
Dina studied at George Washington University for one semester, but dropped out and enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In April 2005, Dina received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Dina Merrill’s Net Worth
The actress took her step-sister’s then-husband’s advice and adopted the stage name Dina Merrill. In 1945, she made her debut on stage in the play, The Mermaid Singing. Throughout her career as an actress, Dina worked on several films such as Desk Set, Don’t Give Up the Ship, The Young Savages, I’ll Take Sweden, True Colors, and Shade.
Dina is also known for TV-movies like The Lonely Profession, Family Flight, and The Tenth Month. She even had appearances in shows like Murder She Wrote, The Nanny, Vengeance Unlimited, and The Love Boat.
Her father did not approve of her dreams to become an actress. In a 1979 interview, Dina revealed, “It never occurred to me to ask my father or mother to pay for something they didn’t believe in. My ambitions were my own — not exactly the ones they had for me.”
Dina Merrill ’s net worth is estimated to be $5.0 billion at the time of her death.
Dina Merrill Comes from a Strong and Wealthy Background
In 1914, Marjorie Merriweather Post inherited $250.0 million and at one point in time, she was the richest woman in the United States. Post built a house, famously known as Mar-a-Lago, the construction of which started in 1924 and ended in 1927. The house has 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms. In 1985, Donald Trump purchased the house for $8.0 million.
Dina Merrill’s Husband and Children
Dina Merrill was married three times. In 1946, she got married to the heir of the Colgate-Palmolive toothpaste fortune and entrepreneur, Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr. The couple has three children together, but parted ways in 1966. Later that year, Dina married Oscar-winning actor, Cliff Robertson, with whom she had one daughter. The couple got divorced in 1989, which is the same year Dina married former actor, Ted Hartley. Dina Merrill is survived by her daughter, Nedenia Colgate Rumbough, and son, Stanley Rumbough III.