“You have to remember, I’m like a cat with nine lives. When I was under contract to RKO, I was 13 years old. And I did Stage Door with Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers and I danced with Ginger Rogers. And I was a dancer. I was hired for my dancing. Then I did six years with Columbia and I did nothing but dancing pictures. And I did two years at Republic and then three pictures independently at Paramount. And then I went to M-G-M. So I was like a cat with nine lives. And I danced. I was known as a dancer.”– Ann Miller
“I was dancing in a show with Sophie Tucker and Tony Martin at the Bal Tabarin, and one night Lucille Ball came to the show with RKO talent scout Benny Rubin. I was 13, but because the nightclub served booze, they’d asked me my age and I lied and said I was 18….I stayed 18 for five years.” — Ann Miller
Photo: 1941 (when she was really 18)
“I was born with a veil over my face and I’m very psychic.” — Ann Miller
Source: Ken Rappoport (1982)
“I cried when my MGM contract was over…I just was so heartbroken because I really loved working in film. I loved the people I worked with….I never went to college, but this was like my sorority. I feel like MGM left me a legacy.” — Ann Miller
Source: Robert Bianco (1997)
“At MGM, I always played the second feminine lead. I was never the star in films. I was the brassy, good-hearted showgirl. I never really had my big moment on the screen. Broadway gave me the stardom that my soul kind of yearned for.” — Ann Miller
“I wanted somebody to like me for me, to like a good sense of humor, to like to travel. Somebody that was kind. Unfortunately for me, I just bombed out….I’ve never been happy in my personal life, ever….I’ve just had a wonderful time being Ann Miller. I’ve never been bored.” — Ann Miller
Source: Robert Bianco (1997)
“There’s definitely a place for real glamour – and a real woman must be in her late 30’s or early 40’s because the young ones haven’t the foggiest idea what it’s all about.” – Ann Miller in 1971. Here she is in 1991, still larger than life.
Source: interviewer Sondra Gorney.
From the Newport News Daily Press, June 26, 1990:
Drawing out your psychic powers
Think you might have the powers that Ann Miller and others with psychic sensitivity have? There are ways to draw them out if they exist. These are Miller‘s tips on how to do it:
Go to a quiet place, away from loved ones, children and pets, relax your body and mind and clear your consciousness of all distracting thoughts.
Play soft music without lyrics, if music makes you relax, and close your eyes – but don’t fall asleep.
“Silently ask God to help you, and try to imagine a white light around you to keep out negative forces.”
“If you are troubled and need help, hold a pad and pencil. As you contact the spirit world, the answer may come though automatic writing. You can also contact the spirit world by concentrating on an object, a flower or a lighted candle.”
“Somehow, in time, the anwer you seek will be given to you. You will know when this happens. Be patient. Recognize that the spirit world is a reality on a different plane of existence. If you want to know if a loved one who has passed over is at peace in another plane of existence, ask in God’s name. Hold an object that belonged to that person. In time, the answer will come.”
Meditate daily and try to be happy.