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Merle Nethercutt Norman
Birth: Jan. 15, 1887
Logansport
Cass County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb., 1972
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Cosmetics Magnate, Philantropist. Norman, who established her business out of her home in the late 1920s, was a contemporary of cosmetics legends Helena Rubenstein and Max Factor. She encouraged women to found their own franchise businesses where customers could enjoy free makeovers, an idea which she pioneered, and try products liberally before buying them. In 1931, she opened her first Studio in Santa Monica, California, where her nephew, J.B. Nethercutt, soon joined her in developing and manufacturing the products she sold. Today, there are some 1,500 Merle Norman studios around the world, mostly concentrated in North America. Norman donated generously to local medical institutions - the Merle Norman Pavillion at Santa Monica hospital is named in her honor. (bio by: Louis du Mort) 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Mausoleum, wall Q, crypt 76
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
Record added: Aug 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95395284
Merle <i>Nethercutt</i> Norman
Added by: Louis du Mort
 
Merle <i>Nethercutt</i> Norman
Added by: Louis du Mort
 
Merle <i>Nethercutt</i> Norman
Added by: Louis du Mort
 
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