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Ann Miller (I) (1923–2004)


Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier on April 12, 1923 in Chireno, Texas. She lived there until she was nine, when her mother left her philandering father and moved with Ann to Los Angeles, California. Even at that young age, she had to support her mother, who was hearing-impaired and unable to hold a job. After taking tap-dancing ... See full bio »

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Known For

Mulholland Dr.
(2001)
That's Entertainment! III
That's Entertainment! III Herself - Co-Host / Narrator
(1994)
On the Town
On the Town Claire Huddesen
(1949)
You Can't Take It with You
You Can't Take It with You Essie Carmichael
(1938)

Filmography

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 1999 Mulholland Dr. (TV Movie)
Coco
 1993 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Mrs. Keeney
- Dances with Tools (1993) ... Mrs. Keeney
 1990 Out of This World (TV Series)
Elsie Vanderhoff
- Diamond's Are Evie's Best Friend (1990) ... Elsie Vanderhoff
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
President's Girl 2
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Christmas Punch")
- Love and the Christmas Punch/Love and the Mystic/Love and the Tycoon (1972) ... (segment "Love and the Christmas Punch")
 1971 Dames at Sea (TV Movie)
Mona
 1956 The Great American Pastime
Mrs. Doris Patterson
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Gloria Dahl
 1955 Hit the Deck
Ginger
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Ann Miller
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Intermission Guest
- Three Just Men (1953) ... Intermission Guest
 1953 Small Town Girl
Lisa Bellmount
 1952 Lovely to Look At
Bubbles Cassidy
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Joyce Campbell
 1951 Texas Carnival
Sunshine Jackson
 1950 Watch the Birdie
Miss Lucky Vista
 1948 The Kissing Bandit
Fiesta Specialty Dancer
 1948 Easter Parade
Nadine Hale
 1946 The Thrill of Brazil
Linda Lorens
 1943 What's Buzzin', Cousin?
Ann Crawford
 1942 Priorities on Parade
Donna D'Arcy
 1942 True to the Army
Vicki Marlow
 1941 Go West, Young Lady
Lola
 1940 Melody Ranch
Julie Shelton
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941
Anabelle Potter
 1940 Too Many Girls
Pepe
 1938 Tarnished Angel
Violet 'Vi' McMaster
 1938 Room Service
Hilda Manny
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Vivian - Camp Guest Next to Itchy in His First Routine (uncredited)
 1938 Radio City Revels
Billie Shaw
 1937 Stage Door
Annie
 1937 The Life of the Party
Betty
 1937 New Faces of 1937
Dancer Ann Miller
 1936 The Devil on Horseback
Dancer (uncredited)
 1934 Anne of Green Gables
School Girl (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Ann Miller tap danced on a giant Campbell's Soup can in a commercial for Great American Soups in a dazzling tap dance routine reminiscent of Busby Berkeley musicals.. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Johnnie Lucille Collier

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In 1979 interview] I have worked like a dog all my life, honey. Dancing, as Fred Astaire said, is next to ditch-digging. You sweat and you slave and the audience doesn't think you have a brain in your head. See more »

Trivia:

On an interview on Turner Classic Movies, she told a story about how each time she needed to dress for a dance on screen, the tops of her stockings needed to be sewn to the costume she was wearing. This was a tedious process and needed to be repeated each time there was a run, etc. One day, she suggested to the man supplying the stockings that he add a top to the stockings so they could be worn ... See more »

Trademark:

Long legs and fast tap dance routines

Nickname:

Annie

Star Sign:

Aries

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