Ann Miller

Ann Miller

Highest Rated: 100% That's Entertainment! III (1994)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)

Birthday: Apr 12, 1923

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

A lovely and talented star of movie musicals for over two decades who then enjoyed an equally long run on the stage, Ann Miller was one of the prime practitioners of "machine gun tap dancing" and was capable of several hundred taps per minute. Starting in small productions from studios like RKO and Columbia, the long-legged brunette gradually worked her way up to the big-budget musical extravaganzas produced by MGM, where she received guidance from top flight choreographers like Busby Berkeley, Hermes Pan and Nick Castle, and was dubbed Ann "Legs" Miller by influential gossip columnist Walter Winchell. Though her 5 foot-7-inch frame reportedly intimidated screen partners Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, Miller's beauty and irrefutable dancing and singing abilities won her a following, thanks to hits like "Easter Parade" (1948), "On the Town" (1949), "Two Tickets to Broadway" (1951), "Small Town Girl" (1952) and "Kiss Me Kate" (1953). When her MGM contract ended in the mid-1950s, Miller took her talents to the stage and went on to star in various productions, including a hugely successful nine-year run in the musical comedy smash "Sugar Babies" alongside Mickey Rooney. Cast mostly as the second lead in her movies, she did not attain the heights of popularity enjoyed by Ginger Rogers or Eleanor Powell, but Miller was a dazzler in her own right and one of the premiere tap dancers and all-around performers in the Golden Age of movie musicals.

Highest rated movies

Stage Door
On the Town
You Can't Take It With You
Kiss Me Kate
Easter Parade
Mulholland Dr.
Room Service
Hit the Deck

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 89% Rita Unknown (Character) - 2003
84% 87% Mulholland Dr. Coco (Character) $0 2001
100% 82% That's Entertainment! III Self $150.8K 1994
20% 46% The Opposite Sex Gloria (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great American Pastime Mrs. Doris Patterson (Character) - 1956
67% 59% Hit the Deck Ginger (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 52% Deep in My Heart Dance specialty in 'Artists and Models' (Character) - 1954
91% 67% Kiss Me Kate Lois Lane 'Bianca' (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 13% Small Town Girl Lisa Bellmount (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 35% Lovely to Look At Bubbles Cassidy (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 17% Texas Carnival Sunshine Jackson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 86% Watch the Birdie Miss Lucky Vista (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 38% Two Tickets to Broadway Joyce Campbell (Character) - 1951
93% 83% On the Town Claire Huddesen (Character) - 1949
91% 86% Easter Parade Nadine Hale (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 33% The Kissing Bandit Fiesta Specialty Dancer (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thrill of Brazil Linda Lorens (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eadie Was a Lady Unknown (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Knew Her Apples Eve Porter (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jam Session Terry Baxter (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carolina Blues Julie Carver (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hey, Rookie Winnie Clark (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Buzzin' Cousin Ann Crawford (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 22% Reveille With Beverly Beverly Ross (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Priorities on Parade Donna D'Arcy (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Out for Rhythm Kitty Brown (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 60% Go West, Young Lady Lola (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romance and Rhythm Anabelle Potter (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 48% Too Many Girls Pepe (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melody Ranch Julie Shelton (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hit Parade of 1941 Anabelle Potter (Character) - 1940
69% 56% Room Service Hilda (Character) - 1938
93% 88% You Can't Take It With You Essie Carmichael (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Radio City Revels Billie (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarnished Angels Violet 'Vi' McMaster (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet New Faces of 1937 Self - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life of the Party Betty (Character) - 1937
96% 87% Stage Door Annie (Character) - 1937

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 56% Mistresses Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1956