Ann Miller

Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
Birthday: Apr 12, 1923
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
In the latter stages of her long career, musical comedy star Ann Miller spent much of her time thanking her colleagues for not revealing a secret concerning her early days in Hollywood. According to Miller, she was but 14 years old when she began receiving sizeable screen roles in such RKO films as New Faces of 1937 (1937), Having Wonderful Time (1938), and Room Service (1938), thus it was illegal for her to appear on the set without a guardian or tutor. Perhaps the reason that her co-stars conspired to keep her age a secret was because she was doing so; Miller was in fact 18 when she signed her RKO contract. Not that any of this bears the slightest relevance to Ms. Miller's dazzling terpsichorean talent (in one of her Columbia-starring vehicles, she set a world record for taps-per-minute) nor her stellar contributions to such MGM Technicolor musicals as Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949), and Kiss Me Kate (1953). More famous for her winning personality and shapely stems than her acting ability, Miller tended to flounder a bit in her non-singing and non-dancing appearances; thus, when the MGM brand of musicals went out of fashion in the mid-'50s, her film career came to a standstill. Continuing to prosper on the nightclub circuit, Miller made a return before the cameras in a celebrated 1970 TV soup commercial, produced and directed by Stan Freberg and choreographed by Hermes Pan in the all-stops-out manner of a Busby Berkeley spectacular. During that same period, Miller played to SRO crowds in the touring company of Mame. In the mid-'70s, she enjoyed a personal triumph when she co-starred with Mickey Rooney in the Broadway musical Sugar Babies. Ann Miller is the author of two autobiographies, 1974's Miller's High Life (which details her three marriages in an engagingly cheeky fashion) and 1990's Tapping the Force (which dwelt upon her fascination with the Occult).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Loft Ellen 2008
No Score Yet Goodnight, We Love You: The Life and Legend of Phyllis Diller Actor 2004
83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet Rita Actor 2003
No Score Yet Rita Actor 2003
No Score Yet Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer Actor 2002
83% Mulholland Drive Coco Lenoix $7.1M 2001
100% That's Entertainment! III Host 1994
No Score Yet That's Dancing! Actor 1985
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood President's Girl 1976
20% The Opposite Sex Gloria Dell 1956
67% Hit the Deck Ginger 1955
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart Guest Star 1954
90% Kiss Me Kate Lois Lane/Bianca 1953
No Score Yet Small Town Girl Lisa Bellmount 1953
No Score Yet Lovely to Look At Bubbles Cassidy 1952
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Broadway Joyce Campbell 1951
No Score Yet Texas Carnival Sunshine Jackson 1951
No Score Yet Watch The Birdie Miss Lucky Vista 1950
93% On the Town Claire Huddesen 1949
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit Fiesta Dancer 1948
90% Easter Parade Nadine Hale 1948
No Score Yet The Thrill Of Brazil Actor 1946
No Score Yet Eadie Was a Lady Eadie Allen/Edithea Alden 1945
No Score Yet Carolina Blues Julie Carver 1944
No Score Yet Hey, Rookie Winnie Clark 1944
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly Beverly Ross 1943
No Score Yet Priorities on Parade Donna D'Arcy, vocalist, Dixie Pixies 1942
No Score Yet Go West, Young Lady Lola 1941
No Score Yet Too Many Girls Pepe 1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch Julie Shelton 1940
64% Room Service Hilda Manny 1938
91% You Can't Take It With You Essie Carmichael 1938
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time Vivian 1938
95% Stage Door Annie 1937
No Score Yet New Faces of 1937 Herself 1937

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Teacher
  • 1993
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000

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