Sunday, 22 January 2012

Brassy, good-hearted showgirl









"I never played politics, I was never a party girl, and I never slept with any of the producers."

"I was never the star in films, I was the brassy, good-hearted showgirl. I never really had my big moment on the screen."

"It's like I marry everything I buy. I can't give it away. I had shingles once after I did 'Hello, Dolly!' and I gave away $250,000 of low-necked dresses. I cried when I saw them all leaving the house."

"I have worked like a dog all my life, honey. Dancing, as Fred Astaire said, is next to ditch-digging. You sweat and you slave and the audience doesn`t think you have a brain in your head."


Ann Miller (12th April 1923 – 22nd January 2004)

[A musical tribute to Miss Miller is at Give 'em the old Razzle Dazzle]

3 comments:

  1. Love her!

    Many years ago, I saw her on the street in Chicago, her hair lacquered back, face fully made-up, that smile beaming at all in her path. I'll never forget it!

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  2. But was she wearing her tap shoes? Jx

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  3. Aw loved Ann Miller!

    Imagine seeing her, Tombeau! Wow!

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