Ann Miller

Ann Miller, the leggy, effervescent tap dancer who starred in Sugar Babies on Broadway and in the film versions of Kiss Me, Kate and On the Town, died Jan. 22, 2004. Reports of her age varied. For years, her birthdate was listed as April 12, 1919. However, recently, it became clear that, as a teenager, she lied about her age in order to work, and that her real year of birth was 1923, making her 80 at her death. The U.S. census taken in 1930 gives her age as 7 years, acccording to the Internet Movie Database.

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  • Also known as: Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier
  • Born: Apr 12, 1923 in Chireno, Texas
  • Death: Jan 22, 2004 in Los Angeles, California

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1980 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Sugar Babies Nominee
Tony Award
1980 Actress in a Musical Sugar Babies Nominee