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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 2 January 1936Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Date of Death 25 October 1992Los Angeles, California, USA  (throat cancer)
Birth NameRoger Dean Miller
Nickname The Wild Child

Mini Bio (1)

Roger Miller was born on January 2, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Roger Dean Miller. He was married to Mary Miller and Barbara. He died on October 25, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Mary Miller (14 February 1978 - 25 October 1992) (his death)
Barbara (? - ?) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (10)

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995.
Father of seven children from three marriages: Alan Miller, Rhonda Miller, Shari Miller, Dean Miller, Shannon Miller, Taylor Miller and Adam Miller.
He was a member of Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys during the 1950s.
Lived at a ranch outside of Erick Oklahoma.
Son Dean Miller followed in his footsteps as a country-music recording artist.
Had a road in his hometown of Erick, Oklahoma named after him (Roger Miller Boulevard) as well as a highway (Roger Miller Memorial Highway).
Won 11 Grammys, a platinum single, 6 gold singles and 5 gold albums.
Won Broadway's 1985 Tony Award as Best Score, music and lyrics for "Big River".
His musical, "Big River", at the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2011 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Musical.
His mother Laudene Holt Burdine outlived him she was born on September 5th and passed away on June 9th 2001.

Personal Quotes (2)

The human mind is a wonderful thing, it starts working from before you're born and doesn't stop till you sit down to write a song.
If I had my life to live over...I wouldn't have time.

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