Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday: Ann Miller!

Ann Miller (April 12, 1923– January 22, 2004). In an interview featured in a "behind the scenes" documentary on, That's Entertainment III, she said that Eleanor Powell was her inspiration. Miller, made it "big" , in her roles in the musicals: Kiss Me Kate, Easter Parade and On the Town.

Miller, popularized pantyhose in the 1940s as a solution to the problem of torn stockings during the filming of her dance production numbers.

She was known, later in her career, for her black bouffant hair, heavy makeup with crimson red lipstick and fashions that showed off her figure. Her film career ended in 1956 as the movies lost their popularity to television, although, she remained active in the theatre and on television.

Video is from: Two Tickets to Broadway(1951). Nancy Peterson and her friends wants to get a spot on Bob Crosby's TV show.

1 comment:

  1. I did not know it was Ann's birthday until I got home and turned on TCM just in time for Kiss Me Kate. Great movie and great performance by Ann. Happy Birthday Ms. Miller.