Birth Date: December 9, 1925 / Age: 88
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Also Credited as: Dina Merrill-Hartley
Biography: Nedenia Marjorie Hutton (born December 9, 1925) is an American actress known as Dina Merrill. The daughter of Wall Street wizard Edward F. Hutton and Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, her first film was Desk Set (1957), in which she played Sylvia Blair, one of the researchers whose supervisor was Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn).
Her first husband was Stanley Rumbough, Jr., an heir to the Colgate toothpaste fortune. Married in 1946, they divorced in 1966. They had three children.
Her second husband was the American actor Cliff Robertson (married 1966, divorced 1986). They had one daughter, Heather Robertson.
Her third husband is former actor Ted Hartley; they married in 1989.
A corporate remnant named RKO Pictures was purchased by Merrill and Hartley in 1989 with a plan to resurrect it as a motion picture production company.
On April 6, 2005, at the Museum of Television and Radio in NYC, Ms. Merrill will introduce a screening of Budd Schulberg's 1959 TV production What Makes Sammy Run? She was in this production. Mr. Schulberg will also be at the screening.