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 This led Miller to be given a contract with RKO in 1936 at the age of 13 (she had also told them she was 18) and she remained there until 1940. … Read More
1938 15 Years Old Miller popularized pantyhose in the 1940s--but had been wearing them after 1938--as a solution to the continual problem of tearing stockings during the filming of dance production numbers. … Read More


1946 23 Years Old According to her New York Times obituary, Miller married three times, to Reese Llewellyn Milner in 1946, to William Moss in 1958 and to Arthur Cameron in 1961, and in between marriages dated such well-known men as Howard Hughes, Conrad Hilton and Louis B. Mayer. … 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 theatre 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.
1970 47 Years Old In 1970, satirist Stan Freberg, father of the funny commercial, used Miller and her tap-dancing skills in a television commercial for "Great American Soups."


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.


1995 72 Years Old Between 1995 and 2001, Molly Shannon parodied Miller several times on Saturday Night Live in a sketch entitled Leg-Up! … Read More
1998 75 Years Old Her last stage performance was a 1998 production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, in which she played the hardboiled survivor Carlotta Campion and received rave reviews for her rendition of the song "I'm Still Here". … Read More
2001 78 Years Old In 2001 she took her last role, playing Coco in auteur director David Lynch's critically acclaimed Mulholland Drive.
2004 81 Years Old Died on January 22, 2004.
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