Job Actress
Years active 1934-2001
Top Roles Claire Huddesen, Essie Carmichael, Annie, Nadine Hale, Vivian, Camp Guest Next to Itchy in His First Routine
Top GenresComedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Western, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Based on Play, New York
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Director), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Jane Withers, Harold Lockwood, Movita Castaneda  see more..

Ann Miller Overview:

Legendary actress, Ann Miller, was born Johnnie Lucille Collier on Apr 12, 1923 in Nacogdoches, TX. Miller died at the age of 80 on Jan 22, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Los Angeles County, CA.


Vivacious American dancer with very dark hair and a bright smile. In show business from an early age, she proved the most devastatingly fast tap dancer since Eleanor Powell, with enough vim and verve for the entire cast. One can never remember seeing the Miller waist exposed, but those fabulous legs were almost always in evidence in 20 years of musicals, throughout which she pleased audiences with her own brand of brassy sweetness. Three times married.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Miller was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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“Easter Parade” – Fred Astaire, Judy Garland,

By Art on Apr 22, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

Full of melody! Full of young love! The happiest musical ever made!! Trailer for Easter Parade (1948) Don Hewes (Fred Astaire): “Miss Brown, what idiot ever told you you were a dancer?” Hannah Brown (Judy Garland): “You did!” Easter Parade is a 1948 American musical fil... Read full article

: A Pictorial

By Art on Apr 15, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

: Singer/Dancer/Actress ? ? “I never played politics, I was never a party girl, and I never slept with any of the producers.” ~ ? In 1979 interview:? “I have worked like a dog all my life, honey. Dancing, as Fred Astaire said, is... Read full article

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Ann Miller Quotes:

Gloria Dell: Do you want me to spit in Crystal's eye for you?
Kay Hilliard: Kay nods "No."
Gloria Dell: You're passing up a big chance, 'cause where I spit no grass grows ever.

Billie Shaw: Oh, I'm sorry, but when anyone sings or plays, well, my feet won't stay still.

Claire Huddesen: [singing] Some guys care a lot for me. But my excitement they can't fan. Because I still await my primitive mate. We have a date... since the world began, my prehistoric man...!
[dancing with Ozzie]

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1980 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Sugar Babies."

In Call Her Mom (1972) (TV), she was replaced by Gloria DeHaven after she, herself, had replaced Cyd Charisse.

She made herself four years older, when she began working in Hollywood. She became an excellent tap dancer after her mother told her while watching Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) starring Eleanor Powell if she would practice a little that same quality.

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