Eve Miller (born Marilyn Miller; August 8, 1923 – August 17, 1973) was an American actress who appeared in 41 films between 1945 and 1961. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and died in Van Nuys, California. She committed suicide at age 50.
August 8, 1923
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||August 17, 1973 (aged 50)|
Van Nuys, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills|
During the early years of World War II, Miller worked as a welder in a shipyard. However, before the war ended she had taken a job as a department store clerk, and later as a showgirl, eventually playing at the San Francisco production of The Folies Bergère of 1944. This led to her first role as a showgirl in 1945's Diamond Horseshoe.
In 1951, after several small parts in television and movies such as The Vicious Years (1950), Miller came to the attention of producer-director Ida Lupino and through her influence was cast in Warner Brothers' The Big Trees, starring opposite Kirk Douglas. Several more parts followed such as The Winning Team with Ronald Reagan and Kansas Pacific starring Sterling Hayden. Miller's main work though came in a long string of television roles stretching through the 1950s.
She appeared regularly in anthologies such as Fireside Theater, Four Star Playhouse, and Crossroads. The actress also had parts in a number of series including Lassie, Annie Oakley, and Richard Diamond, Private Detective. However, Miller never achieved a regular role in a TV series. Miller's final appearance was a 1961 role in the crime drama, Coronado 9.
In 1954, Miller met Glase Lohman, an actor who had a brief television and movie career in the mid-1950s, and they became engaged. On July 21, 1955, after an argument between the two, Miller attempted suicide by stabbing herself in the abdomen. According to newspapers at the time, she was discovered by police on her kitchen floor, surrounded by letters she had written to Lohman. Eventually, after four hours of surgery, she recovered.
- Diamond Horseshoe (1945) - Chorine (uncredited)
- I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (1947) - Anita (uncredited)
- Buckaroo from Powder River (1947) - Molly Parnell
- Inner Sanctum (1948) - Marie Kembar
- Beyond the Forest (1949) - Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
- Arctic Fury (1949) - Martha Barlow
- Never Fear (1950) - Phyllis Townsend
- Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950) - Nurse on Train (uncredited)
- The Vicious Years (1950) - Giulia
- Pier 23 (1951) - Norma Harmon
- The Big Trees (1952) - Alicia Chadwick
- The Winning Team (1952) - Margaret Killefer
- She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) - Copeland's Secretary (uncredited)
- The Story of Will Rogers (1952) - Cora Marshall
- April in Paris (1952) - Marcia Sherman
- Kansas Pacific (1953) - Barbara Bruce
- The Desperate Women (1954) - Woman
- There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) - Hatcheck Girl
- The Big Bluff (1955) - Marsha Jordan
- Artists and Models (1955) - (uncredited)
- Broadway Jungle (1955)
- Your Show Time (1949)
- The Range Rider (1951) - Ruth Wilson / Amy
- Fireside Theatre (1953) - Laura Chadson / Millie / Poetess / Mary
- Mayor of the Town (1954) - Marion Lane
- Annie Oakley (1954-1957) - Kathy Stokes / Laura Stevens / Jane Lester
- The Lineup (1954-1959) - Jane Carstairs / Mrs. Patterson
- The Whistler (1955) - Edith
- City Detective (1955) - Katherine
- Crossroads (1955-1957) - Helen Chamberlain / Mrs. Withersp
- Navy Log (1957) - Lois MacKenzie
- Mr. Adams and Eve (1957) - Begum (Episode: "International Affair")
- Perry Mason (1958) - Nora Kelly
- Frontier Doctor (1959) - Paula Mason
- "Kirk Douglas Star of 'Big Trees'". Rocky Mount Telegram. North Carolina, Rocky Mount. April 27, 1952. p. 23. Retrieved January 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- Morton, Hortense (February 24, 1952). "Eve Miller: New Version Of Local Beauty Success". The San Francisco Examiner. California, San Francisco. p. Pictorial Review, p 14. Retrieved January 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- Profile, GlamourGirlsoftheSilverScreen.com; accessed January 27, 2018.
- "Eve Miller - The Private Life and Times of Eve Miller. Eve Miller Pictures". www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com.
- Kansas Pacific, archive.org; accessed November 6, 2016.
- Motion Picture and Television Magazine, November 1952, page 33, Ideal Publishers
- "Eve Miller Stabs Herself". The South Bend Tribune. Indiana, South Bend. Associated Press. July 22, 1955. p. 42. Retrieved January 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- Profile, glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com; accessed November 7, 2016.
- Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Locations 25047-25048). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eve Miller.|
- Eve Miller at IMDb
- New York Times account of Miller's 1955 suicide attempt, nytimes.com (subscription required)