Ann Miller (born April 12, 1923 as Johnnie Lucille Collier) was an American actress known for her tap dancing and sunny personality in classic American films such as "Too Many Girls," "Easter Parade" and "On the Town." Miller began her performing career as a dancer in San Francisco…more
Ann was married to actor Bill Moss between 1958-1961.
Ann was 5'7" (1.7m) tall.
When Ann was 13, she told the producers at RKO studios that she was 18 in order to gain a contract.
Ann once held a world record for performing 500 taps per minute.
Ann's grandmother on her mothers side was a Cherokee.
Ann was rumoured to have slept with Louis B Mayer, the leader of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Her parents were named John and Clara.
Ann is buried at Holy Cross Cemetary, California.
Ann has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6914 Hollywood Blvd.
Ann believes that she was Queen Hathshepsut of Egypt in a past life.
Ann was nicknamed Johnnie by her father who was expecting a boy when her mother was pregnant.
Ann only began dancing as a way to strengthen her legs after suffering from rickets.
Ann's favourite film role of hers was in the movie musical Kiss Me Kate.
Ann suffered a miscarriage after falling down a flight of stairs during a fight with her husband.
Ann: I have worked like a dog all my life, honey. Dancing, as Fred Astaire said, is next to ditch-digging. You sweat and you slave and the audience doesn't think you have a brain in your head.
Ann: When you work the way I work - that means hard - there's no time for play.
Ann: At MGM, I always played the second feminine lead; I was never the star in films, I was the brassy, good-hearted showgirl. I never really had my big moment on the screen.
Ann: I never played politics, I was never a party girl, and I never slept with any of the producers.