Heironymus Merkin

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Aging singing star played by Anthony Newley in the x-rated metafictional musical comedy Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969). The movie won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain's "Best British Original Screenplay" award despite misspelling the name "Hieronymus" and featuring characters named "Goodtime Eddie Filth" (Milton Berle), "Polyester Poontang" (Joan Collins), and of course, "Mercy Humppe" (Playboy model Connie Kreski). Fun fact, according to showbiz lore, Collins divorced Newley after she finally saw the final cut of this flick.