Ann Miller

Dancer + Singer and Actress
Born Apr 12, 1923

Johnnie Lucille Collier, better known as Ann Miller was an American singer, dancer and actress.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ann Miller.


1923 Birth Born on April 12, 1923.


1936 13 Years Old 1 More Event
At age 13 in 1936, Miller became a showgirl at the Bal Tabarin. … Read More
1941 18 Years Old In 1941, she signed with Columbia Pictures, where, starting with Time Out for Rhythm, she starred in 11 B movie musicals from 1941 to 1945.


1945 22 Years Old In July 1945, with World War II still raging in the Pacific, she posed in a bathing suit as a Yank magazine pin-up girl.
1946 23 Years Old 1 More Event
She ended her contract in 1946 with one "A" film, The Thrill of Brazil. … Read More


1956 33 Years Old Her film career effectively ended in 1956 as the studio system lost steam to television, but she remained active in the theater and on television.


1969 46 Years Old She starred on Broadway in the musical Mame in 1969, in which she wowed the audience in a tap number created just for her.


1979 56 Years Old In 1979 she astounded audiences in the Broadway show Sugar Babies with fellow MGM veteran Mickey Rooney, which toured the United States extensively after its Broadway run. … Read More
1982 59 Years Old She appeared in a special 1982 episode of The Love Boat, joined by fellow showbiz legends Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Della Reese, Van Johnson and Cab Calloway in a storyline that cast them as older relatives of the show's regular characters. … Read More


1995 72 Years Old Between 1995 and 2001, Molly Shannon parodied Miller several times on Saturday Night Live in a recurring sketch titled "Leg-Up!"
2001 78 Years Old In 2001 she took her last role, playing "Coco" in director David Lynch's critically acclaimed Mulholland Drive.
2004 81 Years Old Died on January 22, 2004.
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