Johnnie Lucille Collier, better known as Ann Miller (12th April 1923 – 22nd January 2004)
Facts about Ann Miller:
- She was "discovered" by Lucille Ball and talent scout/comic Benny Rubin, aged just 13.
- As a child she had rickets, and dancing was seen as good therapy for the condition.
- Miss Miller is credited with popularising the wearing of tights (pantyhose).
- It was claimed that she could tap 500 times per minute, but the sound was in fact looped in later.
- Her first (credited) screen role was in New Faces of 1937, and her last was in the David Lynch movie Mulholland Drive in 2001.