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Patsy Ruth Miller

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Patsy Ruth Miller (January 17, 1904 – July 16, 1995) was an American film actress. After being discovered by the actress Alla Nazimova at a Hollywood party, Patsy Ruth Miller got her first break with a small role in Camille, which starred Rudolph Valentino. Her roles gradually improved, and she was chosen as a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1922. In 1923, she was acclaimed for her performance Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame opposite Lon Chaney, Sr.. In the later part of the decade Miller appeared chiefly in light romantic comedies, opposite such actors as Clive Brook and Edward Everett Horton. Among her film credits in the late 1920s are Broken Hearts of Hollywood (1926), A Hero for a Night (1927), Hot Heels (1928), and The Aviator (1929). She retired from films in 1931. She made a cameo appearance in the 1951 film, Quebec, which starred John Barrymore Jr., and stated in her autobiography that she had participated as a joke. She came out of retirement to do the film Mother in 1978. She later achieved recognition as a writer. She won three O. Henry Awards for her short stories, wrote a novel, radio scripts, and plays. She also performed for a brief time on Broadway. Miller was married three times, the first two ended in divorce. Her first husband was film director Tay Garnett and the second was screenwriter John Lee Mahin. Her third husband, businessman E.S. Deans, died in 1986. The frequent news about her love life once earned Miller the sobriquet the most engaged girl in Hollywood. Patsy Ruth Miller died at her home in Palm Desert, California in 1995, aged 91. Description above from the Wikipedia article Patsy Ruth Miller, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jan 17, 1904 1904-01-17 In St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie Camille 1921-09-26
Latest Project:
Movie Lon Chaney: Behind the Mask 1996-01-01
Known For
Poster of A Hero for a Night
Poster of Hogan's Alley
Poster of Red Hot Tires
Poster of The Fighting Streak
Filmography
Movie Lon Chaney: Behind the Mask Herself 1996-01-01
Movie Quebec Germaine 1951-03-15
Movie Night Beat Eleanor Patterson 1931-12-26
Movie Lonely Wives Kitty 'Minty' Minter 1931-02-22
Movie The Last of the Lone Wolf Stephanie 1930-08-26
Movie Wide Open Julia Faulkner (aka Doris Jones) 1930-02-01
Movie Show of Shows Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'If I Could Learn to Love' Numbers 1929-12-28
Movie So Long Letty Grace Miller 1929-10-16
Movie Fashion News 1928-11-06
Movie The Circus: Premiere Herself 1928-01-13
Movie A Hero for a Night Mary Sloan 1927-12-18
Movie The First Auto Rose Robbins 1927-09-18
Movie So This Is Paris Suzanne Giraud 1926-07-31
Movie Why Girls Go Back Home Marie Downey 1926-03-01
Movie Hogan's Alley Patsy Ryan 1925-12-12
Movie Red Hot Tires Elizabeth Lowden 1925-10-31
Movie Lorraine of the Lions Lorraine 1925-10-11
Movie Head Winds Patricia Van Felt 1925-03-29
Movie Name the Man Fenella Stanley 1924-01-27
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Esmeralda 1923-09-06
Movie Souls for Sale Herself - Celebrity Actress (uncredited) 1923-04-22
Movie Remembrance Mab 1922-10-01
Movie The Fighting Streak Ann Withero 1922-05-13
Movie Watch Your Step Margaret Andrews 1922-02-16
Movie Camille Nichette 1921-09-26