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Young Marilyn Miller

Stage Name

Birth Name

Marilyn Miller Mary Lynn Reynolds

   Tap Dancer Marilyn Miller started her career with her family's vaudeville act called The Five Colombians and was billed as Miss Sugarplum. At the young age of twenty-two, she was the first Star Dancer to be in movies such as Sally in 1929.

   She married three times, her first husband was: Frank Carter 5/1920 - May 5/1921 which was cut short due to his death. Then came Jack Pickford from 7/30/1922 - 11/1927 who she divorced and finally Chet O'Brien from 9/1/1934 and remained married to him till her death in 1936.

   She was considered one of the best female tap dancers of her time. Miller's career was cut short when she passed away due to complications to infection after nasal surgery. Ned Wayburn is given credit for her dance education.

Marilyn Miller Autograph

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Evansville, Indiana 9/1/1898 - 4/7/1936 Frank Carter (1920) n/a
            Jack Pickford (1922)      
            Chet O'Brien (1934)      

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballet Clifton Webb 1929 - If I'm Dreaming
Eccentric Dancer Fred Astaire 1930 - Baby
Tap Joe E. Brown ( In Sally) 1930 - Time On My Hands
            1930 - I'm Glad I Waited ( W/Fred)
            1933 - Easter Parade
            1933 - How's Chances

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a Astor Theater (1918) 1912 - Passing Show
      Bijou Theater (1918) 1914 - Passing Show Of 1914
      Casino Theater (1918) 1915 - Passing Show Of 1915
      Colonial Theater (1937) 1916 - Show of Wonders
      Knickerbocker Theater (1924) 1917 - Passing Show Of 1917
      Music Box Theater (1933) 1918 - Fancy Free
      New Amsterdam Theater (1920) 1918 - Ziegfeld Folies
      Winter Garden Theater (1914) 1919? - Sally
      Ziegfeld Theater** ( W/ Fred) 1924 - Peter Pan
            1925 - Sunny (as Sunny)
            1928 - Rosalie
            1930 - Smiles** ( W/Fred)
            1933 - As Thousands Cheer

Films

Television

Publications

1922 - Peacock Alley n/a 10/1926 - Vanity Fair
1929 - Sally       7/26/1928 - Life Magazine
1930 - Sunny            
1931 - Her Majesty Love            
Look For The Silver Lining (bio)            
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