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Julius Sumner Miller Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 17 May 1909Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 14 April 1987San Jose, California, USA  (leukemia)

Mini Bio (1)

Julius Sumner Miller was born on May 17, 1909 in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971), Why Is It So? (1963) and Demonstrations in Physics (1969). He was married to Alice Brown. He died on April 14, 1987 in San Jose, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Alice Brown (1935 - 14 April 1987) (his death)

Trivia (7)

According to Julius Sumner Miller, while living in Billerica, Mass., he had "read the town library dry" by the age of 16.
Fate delt him a blow by graduating during the depression and not being able to obtain a teaching job. He would submit 700 letters before landing his first job at a private school in Connecticut.
Studied under Albert Einstein and was a lifelong friend.
His mother was a Lithuanian peasant who spoke 12 languages.
University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
Julius Sumner Miller willed his body to the [1987]
During the 1980s Miller appeared in a famous series of Australian television commercials for Cadbury chocolate, using his stock phrase "Why is it so?", demonstrating a simple scientific principle, and describing how each block of chocolate "embraces substantial nourishment and enjoyment," and contained "a glass and a half of full-cream dairy milk." The ads were sufficiently popular to be played for some years after his death. While in Australia, Miller also appeared in ads for non-stick saucepans and Ampol petroleum which included demonstrations of real principles of physics, albeit briefly.

Personal Quotes (1)

We are approaching a darkness in the land. Boys and girls are emerging from every level of school with certificates and degrees, but they can't read, write or calculate. We don't have academic honesty or intellectual rigor. Schools have abandoned integrity and rigor.

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