Dancer Ann Miller Dies
Movie legend Ann Miller has lost her battle with lung cancer at the age of 81.
The actress and dancer died at CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER in Los Angeles on Thursday (22JAN04).
Miller will be best remembered for her tap-dancing routines in classic musicals ON THE TOWN, Kiss Me Kate and EASTER PARADE.
She also once nailed a dance record of 500 taps a minute.
Born JOHNNIE (corr) LUCILLE COLLIER in Texas, she got the acting bug after playing a chorus girl in 1936 musical THE DEVIL ON HORSEBACK and went on to star alongside the 1930s big screen sirens Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and LUCILLE BALL.