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ANN MILLER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Ann Miller was born on April 12th, 1923 in Austin, Texas with the birth name Johnnie Lucille Collier.  Up until the age of nine she was raised in Texas, however when her mother chose to leave her father, they relocated to California.
 
Miller took an interest in dancing and danced in various night clubs from a young age to help support her family as her mother was hearing impaired and unable to hold a job.  She was approached by RKO Pictures to sign with them as a contract player at the age of fourteen.  They required for her to prove she was eighteen so Miller got a fake birth certificate so she could sign with them and make more income for her family.

Her career as an actress began in Hollywood working on a number of low budget films between 1937 and 1946 such as, "The Good Fairy" (1935), "Hit Parade of 1941" (1940), "Too Many Girls" (1940) starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Eddie Bracken, Frances Langford and Richard Carlson, "Go West, Young Lady" (1941) starring Penny Singleton, Glenn Ford, Charlie Ruggles and Onslow Stevens and "Reveille with Beverly" (1943).
 
After leaving RKO and working briefly with Columbia Pictures she signed with MGM and her career finally began to really take off.  She had now gained quite a bit of experience in small roles she soon began to make a name for herself in the industry and it was just a matter of time before she was adding more successful film roles to her resume such as, "Easter Parade" (1948) co-starring Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and Peter Lawford, "On the Town" (1949) starring with Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Betty Garrett, "Kiss Me Kate" (1943) starring alongside Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Keenan Wynn and James Whitmore and "Hit the Deck" (1955) also starring Walter Pidgeon, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds and Russ Tamblyn.
 
Towards the end of her career she focused more on television and stage work adding appearances on the series, "The Love Boat", "Love, American Style", "Home Improvement" and "Out of this World".
 
After she retired from acting in films, she still continued her involvement in the entertainment industry appearing as a dancer in a variety of nightclubs and even appeared on Broadway in a production of, "Mame", "Sugar Babies" and "Follies".  
 
Ann Miller married three times throughout her lifetime, first to Reese Llewellyn Milner in 1946 and they had one child together before the marriage came to an end in 1948.  She then married Bill Moss in 1958 however by 1961, this marriage also ended in divorce.  Her third and final husband was Arthur Cameron and they married in 1961 but again, an unsuccessful marriage was annulled in 1962.
 
She did not re-marry and on January 22nd, 2004, Ann Miller passed away in Los Angeles, California after suffering from lung cancer.

Ann Miller was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.


Filmography 
 
1999   Mulholland Dr.

1993   Home Improvement

1990   Out of This World
 
1982   The Love Boat

1976   Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood

1972   Love, American Style
 
1971   Dames at Sea

1956   The Great American Pastime

1956   The Opposite Sex
 
1955   Hit the Deck 

1954   Deep in My Heart

1953   Lux Video Theatre
 
1953   Kiss Me Kate

1953   Small Town Girl

1952   Lovely to Look at 
 
1951   Two Tickets to Broadway

1951   Texas Carnival

1950   Watch the Birdie 
 
1949   On the Town 

1948   The Kissing Bandit 

1948   Easter Parade 
 
1946   The Thrill of Brazil 

1945   Eve Knew Her Apples 

1945   Eadie Was a Lady 
 
1944   Carolina Blues 

1944   Jam Session

1944   Hey, Rookie
 
1943   What's Buzzin', Cousin?

1943   Reveille with Beverly

1942   Priorities on Parade 
 
1942   True to the Army 

1941   Go West, Young Lady

1941   Time Out for Rhythm
 
1940   Melody Ranch 

1940   Hit Parade of 1941

1940   Too Many Girls
 
1938   Tarnished Angel 

1938   Room Service 

1938   You Can't Take It with You 
 
1938   Having Wonderful Time 

1938   Radio City Revels 

1937   Stage Door 
 
1937   The Life of the Party

1936   The Devil on Horseback

1935   The Good Fairy
 
1934   Anne of Green Gables 





Matinee Classics - Melody Ranch starring Gene Autry, Jimmy Durante, Ann Miller, Barton Maclane, Barbara Allen, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Jerome Cowan and Mary Lee
Matinee Classics - Small Town Girl starring Jane Powell, Farley Granger, Ann Miller, S. Z. Sakall, Robert Keith, Bobby Van, Billie Burke, Fay Wray, Nat King Cole, Dean Miller and William Campbell
Matinee Classics - You Can't Take It With You starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Meek, H.B. Warner, Halliwell Hobbes, Dub Taylor, Mary Forbes, Lillian Yarbo, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Charles Lane, Harry Davenport and Ward Bond
Matinee Classics - On the Town starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin, Vera-Ellen, Florence Bates, Alice Pearce, George Meader and Hans Conried
Matinee Classics - On the Town starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin, Vera-Ellen, Florence Bates, Alice Pearce, George Meader and Hans Conried
Matinee Classics - Reveille with Beverly starring Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn, Tim Ryan, Larry Parks, Barbara Brown, Douglas Leavitt, Adele Mara, Walter Sande, Wally Vernon, Andrew Tombes, Bob Crosby, Freddie Slack, Ella Mae Morse, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and The Mills Brothers.
Matinee Classics - Reveille with Beverly starring Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn, Tim Ryan, Larry Parks, Barbara Brown, Douglas Leavitt, Adele Mara, Walter Sande, Wally Vernon, Andrew Tombes, Bob Crosby, Freddie Slack, Ella Mae Morse, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and The Mills Brothers.
Matinee Classics - Room Service starring The Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Frank Albertson, Cliff Dunstan and Donald MacBride


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