|born on||7 July 1920 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Bordeaux, France, 44n50, 0w34|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||14°35' 18°27 Asc. 20°11'|
French tenor operetta singer, a prolific performer at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris.
After receiving several prizes in singing at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, he started at the age of 22 years at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux in the role of Des Grieux in Manon, an opera by Jules Massenet. He often performed an operetta duo with his wife Paulette Merval, a singer and violinist, who he had met at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux. They totalled more than 10,500 performances and recorded many records in their careers. Their son, Alain Merkès, also pursued a career as singer under the name Alain Valmer. Marcel Merkès died in Pessac on 30 March 2007.
- spouse relationship with Merval, Paulette (born 3 November 1920)
Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Gauquelin.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Tenor operetta singer)