Nebraska Authors

Merle Ellis

AKA: Merle Bert Ellis, Jr.

Born 1934-01-12 Sioux City, IA (USA)

Died 2010-01-20
Tiburon, CA (USA)

Celebrity Butcher and Writer

Places Lived

Allen, NE
Worthington, MN
Fort Ord, CA
San Francisco, CA
Mill Valley, CA
Tiburon, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Meat; Butchering Techniques


Bachelor's Degree in Broadcasting, 1959, San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA


Stage Manager, KPIX TV, San Francisco, CA
Executive Producer of Program Development, NBC Station KRON, San Francisco, CA
Television Personality
Cook for Army Base (Fort Ord)
Korean War Veteran

Places Worked

TV Station KPIX, San Francisco, CA
TV Station KRON, San Francisco, CA
Mill Valley Market, Mill Valley, CA
Petaluma Market, Petaluma, CA


"The Butcher," a nationally syndicated newspaper column
Cutting Up in the Kitchen: The Butcher's Guide to Saving Money on Meat and Poultry. 1975.
The Great American Meat Book. 1996.

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