Marilyn Miller
Actress, singer, dancer
Marilyn Miller
Marilyn Miller was one of the most popular Broadway musical stars of the 1920s and early 1930s. She was an accomplished tap dancer, singer and actress, but it was the combination of these talents that endeared her to audiences. On stage she usually played rags-to-riches Cinderella characters who lived happily ever after.
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1552 Broadway changes hands - New York Post
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The historic, four-story I. Miller Shoe Building is landmarked to preserve statues of actresses Ethel Barrymore, Marilyn Miller, Mary Pickford and Rosa Ponselle in niches on the second floor, but an addition can be constructed on top
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Rental Plan Draws Fire - Island Sand Paper
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Tempers sometimes flared during the two-hour period as everyone making comments spoke in strong opposition to the ordinance, while Raymond – along with Town Manager Terry Stewart, Town Attorney Marilyn Miller, Community Development Director Walter
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Attempt to decrease cost of autos - Middle East North Africa Financial Network
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Aug 14, 2011 (Jackson County Floridan - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Former Marianna resident Marilyn Miller Blandford heads a company that, on Wednesday, was awarded a $4.4 million federal Department of Energy grant to further
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Motorist hits pedestrian in Sheboygan - Fox11online.com
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It happened around 9:30 am Saturday on Lakeshore Drive north of Willow Creek Road. The state patrol says Allen Ertel, 74, of Sheboygan was northbound on Lakeshore Drive when he struck a pedestrian walking southbound. The pedestrian, Marilyn Miller, 64,
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Dorothy Stafford - Paducah Sun
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She is survived by her daughter, Genise Burch Rondina of Leonardtown; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her sisters and brothers, Lucille Carrico, Louise Carrico, Marilyn Miller and Ellen Forrester, all of Mayfield, Teresa Desai of
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Socially Strolling > Song and dance as summer luncheon - Shore News Today
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Marilyn Miller, senior center director, coordinated this annual summer luncheon and talent show. She, along with Frank Angelone and Arline Angelone, prepared and served the food in addition to Tom Furman and Jill Zarharchuck
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Dorothy Garland "Dottye" Stafford, 86 - Bay Net
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Dottye is survived by her daughter, Genise B. Rondina of Leonardtown, MD, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her beloved dachshund, Bo, and siblings, Marilyn Miller, Ellen Forrester, Lucille Carrico, Louise Carrico, all of Mayfield, KY,
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The scoop: Cookbook stirs up cash for food bank; if you want to win 'Loser ... - Arizona Daily Star
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"When you get to be this age, you just feel a great need to give back," said 71-year-old Marilyn Miller, a member of the group who moved to Green Valley from Washington state six years ago. "The food bank's demands were far exceeding what they had on
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Time is ripe: Tips for growing peaches - Record-Searchlight
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Karen Mills picks out peaches for customer Jim Kerbs at the Tuesday Marilyn Miller Market in Redding. Mills (pictured with son Jason, 7) and her husband, Robert, have approximately 3000 peach trees and 13 varieties at R&K Orchards in Corning
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Health briefs - Southeast Missourian
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Marilyn Miller, administrator of Camelot Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, received the 2011 American College of Health Care Administrators' Facility Leadership Award. The announcement came May 2 during CHCA's annual convocation and exposition in New
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Annual Oak Bluffs Book Sale Returns Thursday - Patch.com
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"People came in with car- and truckloads of books," Library Friends of Oak Bluffs president Marilyn Miller said. "We're no longer accepting books, because have no place to put them." At least a dozen people have been helping move reading material from
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Elm Grove Echoes - San Saba News & Star
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They were Fay and Gloria Lusty, Marilyn Miller and Irene Hammett. They worked on a quilt for Gloria and If she gets it finished at home, Irene will provide one for next month. They will again meet at Irene's house. We need to correct the results of the
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Socially Strolling > Film food and fellowship each week at DeVico Center - Shore News Today
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“Fellowship, communication and participation are enjoyed by the seniors,” said Marilyn Miller, the senior center director. Westerns, comedies and dramas lasting from 90 minutes to two hours are shown and have included “The Golden Boys,” “The Notebook,”
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Oxnard City Council supports branding plan with international theme - Ventura County Star
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"This is really about dollars that come into our community," said Marilyn Miller of the Channel Islands Harbor Department, who presented the plan to the council. Oxnard newcomer Patricia Younis, who previously lived in Huntington Beach for 30 years and
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TALK OF THE TOWN: Quail Creek Women give big time - Green Valley News
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According to member Marilyn Miller, there have been several other service projects during the past year where the Women of Quail Creek have lent a hand. The women donated baby items (handmade and purchased) for a baby shower for military wives whose
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Physical therapist has got your back - Statesman Journal
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His daughter, Marilyn Miller von Foerster, has the same determination and passion for serving the community, but goes about it in a less public way. "My father was a real public servant and inspired us to help when we knew we could do something," von
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Last Minute: Cheap, easy ideas for things to do the weekend of July 8-10 - San Jose Mercury News
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The show will feature watercolorist Marilyn Miller, whose paintings emphasize patterns and lines, and representational depictions of people, buildings and landscapes. The exhibition runs through Sept. 25. Free. Info: 925-691-6140, wwwgalleryconcord.com
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Produce not producing - Sioux City Journal
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Marilyn Miller of Cherokee, Iowa, was a passenger in a car that pulled into the Super 8 lot where Vaske stacked produce. Miller, like so many, hadn't yet tasted sweet corn this summer. "I made her slam on the brakes to get in here," said Miller
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marilyn Miller
    THIRTIES
  • 1936
    Age 37
    She died in New York City on the morning of April 7, 1936 and was given a funeral at Saint Bartholomew Church on Park Avenue which drew 2,500 people, including former mayor Jimmy Walker, Beatrice Lillie, and Billie Burke.
    More Details Hide Details The procession led to Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, where Miller was buried alongside her first husband, Frank Carter, in a mausoleum she had constructed to house his remains. Miller's last name was taken from her step-father, Oscar Caro Miller, while her first name was a combination/adaptation of her birth name, Mary, and her mother's middle name, Lynn. Initially calling herself Marilynn, she would drop one of the n's, at the urging of Florenz Ziegfeld. Census records reveal perhaps a half a dozen "Marilyns" in the United States in 1900; by the 1930s, following Miller's stardom, it was the 16th most common first name among American females. In the late 1940s, Norma Jeane Baker (née Mortenson) changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, at the urging of Ben Lyon, a one-time actor turned casting director at 20th Century Fox, who said she reminded him of Marilyn Miller (Lyon had played Miller's love interest in Her Majesty, Love). Marilyn Monroe would 'become' Marilyn Miller herself when she married the playwright Arthur Miller in 1956.
  • 1932
    Age 33
    In 1932, she announced her intention to marry the movie actor Don Alvarado, but the wedding did not take place.
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  • 1930
    Age 31
    In 1930, Miller was briefly engaged to the actor Michael Farmer, who later became a husband of Gloria Swanson.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1928
    Age 29
    In 1928, after reuniting with Ziegfeld, she starred in his production of the successful George Gershwin musical Rosalie, then in Smiles (1930) with Fred Astaire, a rare Ziegfeld box office failure.
    More Details Hide Details Miller's movie career was short-lived and less successful than her stage career. She made only three films: adaptations of Sally (1929); and Sunny (1930); and Her Majesty Love (1931), with W. C. Fields. Her last Broadway show, marking a major comeback, was the innovative 1933-34 Irving Berlin/Moss Hart musical, As Thousands Cheer, in which she appeared in the production number, "Easter Parade". As it turned out, her appearance in As Thousands Cheer was her last professional outing. Miller quit the show after her boyfriend and future husband Chester O'Brien (a chorus dancer who served as the production's second assistant stage manager) was fired for allowing the Woolworth department store heir Jimmy Donahue to sneak onstage during a scene in which the actress was impersonating Donahue's cousin, the heiress Barbara Hutton. After Miller's death, this incident gave Irving Berlin the inspiration for a film musical, On the Avenue, for which he received a script credit in addition to writing the songs.
  • 1924
    Age 25
    After a rift with Ziegfeld, she signed with rival producer Charles Dillingham and starred as Peter Pan in a 1924 Broadway revival, then as a circus queen in Sunny (1925), with music by Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein.
    More Details Hide Details A box-office smash, it featured the classic Who?, and made her the highest paid star on Broadway.
  • 1921
    Age 22
    In 1921, a still-obscure Dorothy Parker memorialized her performance in verse:
    More Details Hide Details From the alley's gloom and chill / Up to fame danced Sally. / Which was nice for her, but still / Rough upon the alley. / How it must regret her wiles. / All her ways and glances. / Now the theatre owns her smiles, / Sallies, songs, and dances.
  • 1919
    Age 20
    She followed as a headliner in the Follies of 1919, dancing to Berlin's "Mandy", and reputedly became Ziegfeld's mistress, though this was never proven.
    More Details Hide Details Miller attained legendary status in the Ziegfeld production Sally (1920) with music by Jerome Kern, especially for her performance of Kern's "Look for the Silver Lining". The musical, about a dishwasher who joins the Follies and marries a millionaire, ran 570 performances at the New Amsterdam.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1918
    Age 19
    But it was Florenz Ziegfeld who made her a star after she performed in his Ziegfeld Follies of 1918, at the famed New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street, with music by Irving Berlin.
    More Details Hide Details Sharing billing with Eddie Cantor, Will Rogers and W. C. Fields, she brought the house down with her impersonation of Ziegfeld's wife, Billie Burke, in a number entitled Mine Was a Marriage of Convenience.
  • 1914
    Age 15
    Miller appeared for the Shuberts in the 1914 and 1915 editions of The Passing Show, a Broadway revue at the Winter Garden Theatre, as well as in The Show of Wonders (1916) and Fancy Free (1918).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1898
    Born
    Born on September 1, 1898.
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