- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : GP
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 1
American dancer, singer and actress, who starred in Broadway's "Sugar Babies" (1979) alongside Mickey Rooney, and was said to be able to dance 500 taps per minute. She became a chorus girl in 1937 and was the model by which Mattel designed their most famous "Barbie" doll. At 75, she was still full of energy, getting a recent face lift. She happily showed off her jewelry, 52 fur coats and a thousand bottles of perfume, saying that she'd done it all, had it all and seen it all.
She married and divorced oil millionaires three times. All three of the marriages added up to a total of five years with the first two husbands being abusive, and the third a drinker and womanizer. During her marriage to Reese Llewellyn Milner, while pregnant with daughter Mary in her last trimester, Miller fell and went into early labour. Baby Mary lived only three hours on 12 November 1946.
The dancer and actress died at age 80 of cancer on 22 January 2004 in Los Angeles. To honour Miller's contribution to dance, the Smithsonian Institution displays her favourite pair of tap shoes, which she playfully nicknamed "Moe and Joe".