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 (mĕr′ĭk), David 1911-2000.
American theatrical producer whose many successful Broadway productions include Becket (1960) and Hello, Dolly! (1964).
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(ˈmɛr ɪk)

David (David Margulois), 1912–2000, U.S. producer of Broadway musicals.
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Merrick," said the landlady, placing a chair for him.
Merrick," said the visitor, smiling quietly as he took the chair.
Merrick sent the landlady into the bedroom to see if his patient was awake or asleep.
Merrick. "Her whole nervous system has given way; all the ordinary functions of her brain are in a state of collapse.
Merrick. She was well known to the doctor as a trustworthy and careful person, who had nursed his own wife; and she would be assisted, from time to time, by a lady who was a member of a religious Sisterhood in the district, and whose compassionate interest had been warmly aroused in the case.
The persons are, Captain Arnault, of the French army; Surgeon Surville, of the French ambulance; Surgeon Wetzel, of the German army; Mercy Merrick, attached as nurse to the French ambulance; and Grace Roseberry, a traveling lady on her way to England.
"Miss Merrick, have you time to take a little rest?"
"Call me 'Mercy Merrick,' " she added, after a moment's consideration.
"I have only done my duty," said Mercy Merrick, a little coldly.
"Some time since." With those words Mercy Merrick shrank back into her corner and changed the subject.
"You will have it?" said Mercy Merrick. "You shall have it!
When Joseph Merrick died in 1890, the flesh was scraped from his bones and his skeleton was put on display in the Royal London Hospital, where it remains.