Ann Miller
dancer, singer and actress
Ann Miller
Johnnie Lucille Collier, better known as Ann Miller was an American singer, dancer and actress.
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Come & Meet His Dancin' Feet: Lee Roy Reams at 54Below
Huffington Post - over 1 year
I doubt anyone thinks that Applause, the 1970's musical version of All About Eve, is a seminal work, certainly not one of those "ground-breakers" like Show Boat, Company or A Chorus Line. And yet to me, it was every bit as important as the complete canon of Rodgers and Hammerstein simply because of one member of the original cast: Lee Roy Reams. Mr. Reams played Duane, Margo Channing's hairdresser (Channing was the indomitable Lauren Bacall), and to a theatrically leaning pre-teen, Reams's performance was a revelation, not because of his dancing abilities, which defied gravity, not because of his singing, his big Broadway belt bouncing off the last row of the Palace theater, but because he was playing an openly gay character on stage. His was the first portrayal of an open homosexual I had ever seen. I realized at that moment: if he can be proudly gay in front of 2,500 people at the Palace -- I didn't differentiate between him and the character; I was 11 -- I can be fine with b ...
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City of Hope Is Leading the Way to Create a Talent Pipeline for Hispanics in Healthcare
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Like many healthcare providers in the Los Angeles area, and well beyond to healthcare organizations throughout the United States, City of Hope has recognized the growing need for clinical professionals and staff that more closely mirror the patients it serves in its catchment area. And with a local population that is nearly half Hispanic, that means recruiting more Hispanics into the industry, as well as providing much needed career development opportunities. But whereas most in the industry are just beginning to acknowledge the need, City of Hope has taken the lead to recruit more Hispanics into the industry and also has started to build a Hispanic talent pipeline for the immediate and not so distant future. According to Ann Miller, senior director of talent acquisition and workforce development, "Even when people in the industry recognize the need for more Hispanics, or just a more diverse workforce, it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out what actions to take and how to buil ...
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Gale Anne Hurd On The Legacy of Wilma Mankiller (Exclusive Video)
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
I've asked Gale Anne Hurd to share her thoughts on why the story of the first female Principal Chief of The Cherokee Nation is one for the history books. You might think the first woman to become principal chief of the Cherokee Nation is unrelated to my Sci-fi productions, but the late Wilma Mankiller was a real-life Ellen Ripley or Sarah Connor, and like the women of "The Walking Dead" she was a survivor-warrior who stepped up to lead her people. As I sat down to write about Wilma Mankiller and the importance of her legacy,  I thought: Where do I start?  On the leadership front?  How she brought a nation together when many of the men who preceded her had failed?  Or the equally important aspect of her heritage, and how American history has essentially scrubbed the original "Americans"  from our history books?  "Most people like to deal with us as though we were in a museum or a history book," Chief Wilma Mankiller once said of Native American tribes. For Wilma, there is added ins ...
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Hungary Goes to the Dogs - WHITE GOD - an Astonishing Movie!
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
all photos from Magnolia Films May I suggest that you mark your calendar for April 3rd, because that's when a foreign film which I love will be opening here..... for just one week, although I suspect it will be renewed if enough people express interest in seeing it after the word-of-mouth spreads. As I know it will. Visionary film distributor Magnolia is opening the 2014 Hungarian film Oscar entry, WHITE GOD, at the friendly little Nuart Theatre on that day. That's the Landmark movie house in West L.A. at 11272 Santa Monica Blvd. (319-473-8530) just a block west of the 405 Freeway, with plenty of street parking 'round the corner. It is one of the most engaging, interesting movies I have EVER seen and I have been watching and making films for more than 50 years. After I saw a screening of WHITE GOD several months ago, I told my Huffington readers about this film....but could not review it until it had been scheduled for a Los Angeles releas ...
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Students take part in week long trash bag project
- almost 2 years
Within the past week, students have been seen not only in the halls of Staples, but also throughout all of Westport with garbage bags clenched in their hands. This new trash dwelling species of student has been the result of the recent AP environmental science project that requires students to collect all of the garbage they produce and store it in one garbage bag. There are several rules to this project that must be followed strictly. The main purpose of the project is to have all the trash that a student generates put into one bag in order to display the amount of garbage a single person can produce. Other than keeping track of all their trash, students must have their bags on them at all times which can sometimes be inconvenient. At dinner, sports, parties, and any other events, the trash bag must be side by side with the student. “I don’t think it’s very embarrassing,” APES student Olivia Daytz ’16 said. “I think it’s a cool project that really teaches us about how muc ...
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'Kiss Me Kate,' 'The Band Wagon' and 'Calamity Jane' are out on Blu-ray
LATimes - almost 2 years
Three great musicals from 1953 have just made their Blu-ray debuts — "Kiss Me Kate," "The Band Wagon" and "Calamity Jane." Warner Home Entertainment is offering the newly restored "Kiss Me Kate," starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller and a young Bob Fosse, in its original...
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Ann Muller, 1935-2013
Chicago Times - about 3 years
Mother championed rights of gay son, others through activism In 1981, a little more than a year after their son told them he was gay, Ann Muller and her husband joined the Chicago Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG, the largest organization of its kind in the country.     
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World 3-D Film Expo III to unveil rare vintage films and classics
LATimes - over 3 years
The expo at the Egyptian Theatre will feature the oldest surviving 3-D film and movies from the format's heyday in the 1950s. The World 3-D Film Expo III, which opens Friday and continues through Sept. 15 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, has lined up some of the well-known classics of the format's heyday 60 years ago, including 1953's "House of Wax" with Vincent Price, the 1953 musical "Kiss Me Kate" with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel and Ann Miller, and 1954's "Creature From the Black Lagoon" with Julie Adams and the Gill-man.
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Ross Luippold: Dave Chappelle Almost Definitely Didn't Have A 'Meltdown'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Chappelle's touring now, trying to do his usual, brilliant stuff, and the crowds are screaming, "I'm Rick James, bitch!" Idiots. — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 30, 2013 Audiences must learn how to respect Dave Chappelle, or we might lose him for good. Last night in Hartford, Chappelle performed the fourth show of the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, one of the biggest outdoor comedy tours ever staged. Nearly as soon as the show was over, word spread across the Internet that Chappelle had, well, pulled a Chappelle. Accounts of the performance vary, but the consensus seems to be that he walked offstage in a huff after about half an hour, having performed very little material. The reasons he did this exist solely within the brain of Dave Chappelle. Of course, that didn't stop folks from assuming that Chappelle suffered some sort of nervous breakdown onstage. The word "meltdown" was tossed around, despite the fact that by all accounts, he upset the ...
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Amish gather a last time before prison terms begin
Fox News - almost 4 years
The Amish schoolhouse quiets as students in first through eighth grades settle into tight rows of scuffed metal desks to begin singing, their voices rising and dipping like the surrounding hills. A warm breeze carries the religious lyrics, in German, through the room's open windows and over the fields where their families will mingle after this ceremony marking the school year's end. Typically all this happens in late April, but the festivities have been moved up to allow some youngsters a few more days of family time before their parents head to federal prison. Come Friday, four women and one man from this tight-knit group in rural eastern Ohio will enter the prison system in various states, joining nine already behind bars on hate crimes convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish. With that timing, the end-of-school celebration Tuesday served as the last big community gathering before the five depart, and they gave The Associated Press a rare window ...
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'You Don't Want To.. See Dead Floating Things'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Florida may soon be forced to clean up the water washing into canals, the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, but businesses and governments say the cost would be too draining. A proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency takes aim at the nitrogen and phosphorus pollution that smothers coral reefs, kills fish and chokes rivers with algae. The pollutants come from sewage, lawn fertilizers, farms and other sources. They cause outbreaks of algae, from the mats of vegetation covering reefs to the microscopic organisms that turn rivers green. The proposal could cost each Florida household an estimated $44 to $108 per year for sewage plant upgrades, stormwater management and septic system improvements, according to an EPA analysis. The amounts would vary widely, depending on whether you live in a city that needs major sewage improvements or have to upgrade your septic system. The proposal, the EPA's first attempt to impose numerical nitrogen and phosphorus standards on a ...
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Amish Beard Cutters SENTENCED
Huffington Post - about 4 years
CLEVELAND — The ringleader in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison and 15 family members received sentences of one year to seven years. "The victims were terrorized and traumatized," U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster said in sentencing leader Sam Mullet Sr., 67, who sat without emotion. The judge said the defendants had violated the constitutional rights protecting religious practice that had benefited them as Amish – such as an exemption from jury service and allowing Amish children to leave school at age 14. "Each of you has received the benefits of that First Amendment," Polster said. The judge said the defendants have two weeks to file appeals of their sentences or convictions. Defense attorneys have indicated such appeals are likely. Before his sentencing, Mullet told the judge that he had been accused of running a cult, which he has denied. Mullet, his ankles in chains and a whi ...
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DEAD AUTHORS MONTH
Roanoke.com - over 4 years
Information sent from Roanoke County Public Library Have you ever wanted to talk to a dead author? Now you can at three entertaining performances:  JANE AUSTEN, Sat, Oct 20 – Travel back to the autumn of 1815 for a visit with Jane Austen at Chawton Cottage. Drawing from her letters and novels, Miss Austen will speak about her life, loves, and family. Performance by Debra Ann Miller MARK TWAIN, Tues, Oct 23 – Spend an evening with one of America’s greatest humorists. Be “prepared for considerable provocation for enjoyable laughter” as Mr. Twain entertains with stories and quips. Performance by David Ehlert EDGAR ALLAN POE, Wed, Oct 31 – Spend Halloween night with Edgar Allan Poe as he comes alive and performs his hair-raising stories and poems. Between stories, Mr. Poe will reminisce about his life and death. Performance by Scott Craig Jones All events are free and will be held in the South County Library auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and seating i ...
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New film 'For a Good Time, Call ...' is a family affair for Lauren Anne Miller
Daily Journal - over 4 years
NEW YORK - Lauren Anne Miller isn't afraid to talk dirty.
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Moore Haven teen who lost part of his arm in gator attack tells his story - Palm Beach Post
Google News - over 4 years
The Guardian Moore Haven teen who lost part of his arm in gator attack tells his story Palm Beach Post Kaleb "Fred" Langdale, 17, of Moore Haven, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, FL after an alligator bit off part of his right arm while he swam in the Caloosahatchee River. By Toni-Ann Miller The 17-year-old Moore Haven boy who lost half his right ... Florida teen loses arm -- but not his wit -- to alligatorLos Angeles Times Florida Teen Sacrifices Arm to Gator and Jokes Through PainWFJA Classic Hits and Oldies 105.5 FM Alligator bites off teen's arm in FloridaUSA TODAY HispanicBusiness.com -Wink News all 526 news articles »
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Recent real estate transactions in Dedham
Boston Globe - over 4 years
63 Cunningham Rd. Richard A. Gaeta and Ellen M. Gaeta to Peter Parasirakis and Demetra Parasirakis, $463,00032 N Stone Mill Drive #1222 Jennifer Anne Miller FT and Gregory L. Miller to Elizabeth R. Wilsker, $270,00079 Colonial Drive Matthew D. Parlon to Kasey M. Doherty, $138,500...
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David Finkle: Easy Reader: Peggy Pope of Nine to Five Tells Her Irresistible Show-Biz Story
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
You may not think you know Peggy Pope, but you do. You certainly do if you're a Nine to Five fanatic. She's Margaret Foster, the secret tippler who salutes Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton with a congratulatory "Atta girl" every time they give overbearing boss Dabney Coleman what for. That's why she names her worthy memoir Atta Girl: Tales From a Life in the Trenches of Show Business (iUniverse, 179pp.). You also know her if you're an inveterate boob-tube viewer and have made a point of watching, say, every Barney Miller or ER episode -- not to mention other too-numerous-to-itemize series on which she's guested over the last three or four decades. In other words, Peggy Pope -- who also can lay claim to stage credits like the original production of John Guare's House of Blue Leaves -- is one of those players whom you pass on the street, point at and say "I know you" without having a name to put with the face. She's one of those players whose number is way larger ...
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Building a legacy to benefit others
Cambridge Timees - almost 5 years
Bob and Ann Miller were always fortunate enough to provide their kids with recreational opportunities throughout childhood, but they realize that isn’t always possible for some families.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ann Miller
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 80
    Died on January 22, 2004.
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  • 2001
    Age 77
    In 2001 she took her last role, playing "Coco" in director David Lynch's critically acclaimed Mulholland Drive.
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  • 1995
    Age 71
    Between 1995 and 2001, Molly Shannon parodied Miller several times on Saturday Night Live in a recurring sketch titled "Leg-Up!"
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 58
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her last stage performance was a 1998 production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, in which she played hardboiled Carlotta Campion and received rave reviews for her rendition of the song "I'm Still Here". Miller appeared as a dance instructor in Home Improvement episode "Dances with Tools" (1993).
  • 1979
    Age 55
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 1983, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.
  • FORTIES
  • 1969
    Age 45
    She starred on Broadway in the musical Mame in 1969, in which she wowed the audience in a tap number created just for her.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1956
    Age 32
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During her marriage to Reese Llewellyn Milner, while pregnant with daughter Mary in her last trimester, Miller fell and went into early labor. Baby Mary lived only three hours on November 12, 1946. Miller died, aged 80, from lung cancer, and her remains were interred in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California, beside the remains of her infant daughter Mary. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Miller has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6914 Hollywood Blvd. In 1998, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her. To honor Miller's contribution to dance, the Smithsonian Institution displays her favorite pair of tap shoes, which she playfully nicknamed "Moe and Joe".
    She ended her contract in 1946 with one "A" film, The Thrill of Brazil.
    More Details Hide Details The ad in Life magazine featured Miller's leg in a large, red, bow-tied stocking as the "T" in "Thrill". She finally hit her mark in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals such as Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949) and Kiss Me Kate (1953). In later life, Miller claimed to have invented pantyhose in the 1940s as a solution to the continual problem of tearing stockings during the filming of dance production numbers. The common practice had been to sew hosiery to briefs. If torn, the entire garment had to be removed and resewn with a new pair. Miller asked a hosiery maker to produce a single combined garment. Miller was famed for her speed in tap dancing. Studio publicists concocted press releases claiming she could tap 500 times per minute, but in truth, the sound of ultra-fast "500" taps was looped in later. Because the stage floors were waxed and too slick for regular tap shoes, she had to dance in shoes with rubber treads on the sole. Later she would loop the sound of the taps while watching the film and actually dancing on a "tap board" to match her steps in the film.
  • 1945
    Age 21
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1941
    Age 17
    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.
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  • 1936
    Age 12
    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 apparently provided a fake birth certificate, procured by her father - with the name "Lucy Ann Collier") and she remained there until 1940.
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    At age 13 in 1936, Miller became a showgirl at the Bal Tabarin.
    More Details Hide Details She was hired as a dancer in the "Black Cat Club" in San Francisco (she reportedly told them she was 18). It was there she was discovered by Lucille Ball and talent scout/comic Benny Rubin (although some sources say this occurred at Bal Tabarin).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1923
    Born
    Born on April 12, 1923.
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