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Marilyn Miller

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Biography

Marilyn Miller c. 1922

Source: Wikipedia

Marilyn Miller (September 1, 1898 – April 7, 1936) 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. Miller's enormous popularity and famed image were in distinct contrast to her personal life, which was marred by disappointment, tragedy, frequent illness, and ultimately her sudden death due to complications of nasal surgery at age 37.

Fact file

  • Born: Mary Ellen Reynolds September 1, 1898 Evansville, Indiana
  • Died: April 7, 1936 (aged 37) New York City, New York
  • Cause of death: complications of surgery
  • Occupation: actress, singer, dancer
  • Spouse(s): Frank Carter (m.1919-1920; his death) Jack Pickford (m.1922-1927; divorced) Chet O'Brien (m.1934-1936; her death)

Read more about Marilyn Miller at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Statues of Leading Ladies Ethel Barrymore, Marilyn Miller, Mary Pickford and Rosa Ponselle Restored in Times Square
Playbill Combined , 2014-02-15 05:00:00
For decades, a crossroads for architectural geeks, New York history buffs and theatre devotees stood at the dusty intersection of Broadway and 46th Street where, on the northeast corner, a TGI Friday's paid unwitting homage to four stars of a century ago.

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: SEPTEMBER 1
Playbill Combined , 2012-09-01 04:00:00
1898 Birthday of one of Broadway's most endearing leading ladies of the 1920s, Marilyn Miller (1898-1936), whose vehicles will include Sally, Sunny, Rosalie and As Thousands Cheer.

Today in Theatre History: SEPTEMBER 1
Playbill Combined , 2010-09-01 04:00:00
1898 Birthday of one of Broadway's most endearing leading ladies of the 1920s, Marilyn Miller (1898-1936), whose vehicles will include Sally, Sunny, Rosalie and As Thousands Cheer.

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