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Overview (3)

Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, California, USA  (pneumonia and complications of Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameIris Burstein

Mini Bio (2)

New York-born Burton began her career as a child dancer, performed on Broadway and, after relocating to Hollywood, danced in a few films. When her dance career slowed in the '60s, she began working for an agent and then became an independent agent herself. She helped launch the careers of child actors River Phoenix, Henry Thomas and others.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Iris Burton started out on the Broadway stage as a child dancer; she soon moved to Hollywood, where she appeared as a dancer in movies until the 1960s, when she became an agent, specializing in child actors. Among her clients were Henry Thomas, Adam Rich, Candace Cameron Bure and Kirk Cameron. She discovered Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix and their sisters Summer Phoenix and Rain Phoenix singing for spare change on a sidewalk in Westwood, California. She was once married to actor and director Sidney Miller and was the mother of Barry Miller.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jane Margaret Laight

Spouse (1)

Sidney Miller (6 February 1956 - December 1967) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Had a Palm Springs home for years.
Became a notable Hollywood agent to such actors as Kirsten Dunst, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Brittany Murphy and Josh Hartnett.
Mother of Barry Miller.

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