Ann Miller Tap Biography

Faucet Dancer Ann Miller was born April twelve, 1923 in Chireno, a little town in Texas. Her father, John Collier, a felony legal professional who defended some well known gangsters like Machine Gun Kelly and the Barrow Gang, wanted a son. She was born Johnnie Lucille Collier, but later on grew to become often called Annie.
 In childhood, Annie experienced rickets, so she started off faucet dancing lessons to workout her legs. At age 9, Annie’s parents divorced, and he or she moved to California with her mom wherever she took numerous Work dancing to support them. At age 13, pretending for being eighteen, Annie was employed as being a dancer in the “Black Cat Club” in San Francisco. Although Doing the job there, she was found by Lucille Ball, and the rest is heritage.
 She signed a deal with RKO at age fourteen, currently being cast in this kind of movies as “Stage Door” (1937), “You cannot Just take It With You” (1938), “Area Services” (1938) and “Too Many Women” (1940). She moved from RKO to Columbia Pics, then to MGM, earning her most unforgettable film, “Easter Parade” (1948), with Fred Astaire.
 The fifties, sixties, and seventies landed Ann Miller lots of theatre and tv roles, and her Broadway strike in “Sugar Infants”, in 1979, put her on Broadway for 8 many years. At age seventy five, Ann starred in Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies”, and three several years later on she was in “Mullholland Falls.”
 Ann Miller made over forty movies as a dancer, and her legs were insured for $one,000,000. She was famed for her type of speedy tapping with recorded actions of five hundred faucets per minute. She received a lot of awards in her life span, such as the Flo-Bert Award to Rejoice Tap Dance in 1994. Her tap footwear, which she identified as Moe and Joe, are actually exhibited from the Smithsonian.