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August 20, 2023

Beautiful Photos of Lynn Merrick in the 1940s

Born 1919 as Marilyn Llewelling in Fort Worth, Texas, American actress Lynn Merrick was one of thirteen women selected by the Motion Picture Publicists Association as a “Baby Star” in 1940, a selection process which was meant to highlight the most promising new film stars. She made the bulk of her films during the 1940s, starring in 22 feature films for Republic Pictures; 16 of these were Don Barry westerns.

Her first Barry film was Two Gun Sheriff, and her last was Fugutive from Senora. Merrick later worked for Columbia Pictures, where she starred in films alongside Richard Dix, Chester Morris, and Warner Baxter. She retired from films after Escape from Terror (1955), starring and directed by Jackie Coogan.

After retiring from acting, Merrick was an executive with the Barbizon School of Modeling. She died in 2007, aged 87, at her home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Take a look at these beautiful photos to see portraits of a young Lynn Merrick in the 1940s.


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