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film and television writer

Claire Birsh Merrill, American film and television writer. Tutor Literacy Volunteers of America; Member Writers Guild American East, Authors League.


Merrill, Claire Birsh was born on October 10, 1924 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Abraham S. and Mary E. (Levinsohn) Birsh.


Bachelor, Vassar College, 1945.


Independent author, writer television, documentaries, since 1970.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Seed Is a Promise, 1973, (book series) The Galloping Detective a. K. A.

      Claire Birch, 1992, Triple Threat, Tight Spot, Collision Course, Double Danger, False Lead, Near Miss, High Stakes. Writer: (television specialists) Helen Hayes--Portrait of an American Actress, 1970, Who's Afraid of Opera? with Joan Sutherland, Of Mind and Matter (Cine Golden Eagle award 1977), A Williamsburg Sampler, Colonial Williamsburg (Cine Golden Eagle 1975), (3 shows) Osmond Brothers, 1972-1973, Silicon Valley, 1983, Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan, 1986, The Segovia Legacy, 1990 (corporation films) Conair, General Telephone and Electronics, Mobil Oil Corporation, Standard Brands Foods, American Viscose Corporation, various health education films.


Tutor Literacy Volunteers of America. Member Writers Guild American East, Authors League.


Married Lewis Merrill, November 22, 1957 (deceased June 1965). Children: Philip, Lucy Merrill Cotter. Married Nathan Kroll, August 7, 1982.

Abraham S. Birsh

Mary E. (Levinsohn) Birsh

Lewis Merrill

Nathan Kroll

Philip Merrill

Lucy Merrill Cotter Merrill