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Patsy Ruth Miller

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The Resume

    (January 17, 1904-July 16, 1995)
    Born in St. Louis, Missouri
    Esmeralda in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)’
    Other films include ‘The Drivin’ Fool,’ ‘The Girl on the Stairs,’ ‘Lorraine of the Lions,’ ‘So This Is Paris (1926),’ ‘Private Izzy Murphy,’ ‘Quebec (cameo, 1951),’ and ‘Mother (1978)’
    Author of ‘That Flanagan Girl,’ ‘Music in My Heart,’ and ‘autobiography’ ‘My Hollywood: When Both of Us Were Young’
    WAMPAS (Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers) Baby Star (Class of 1922)

Why she might be annoying:

    There is confusion as to whether she was born Patricia Ruth Miller or Ruth Rae Miller.
    She had a brief friendship with the future Joan Crawford — which included a racy joke.
    Her first two marriages ended in divorce; she became a widow in 1986 (‘the most engaged girl in Hollywood’).
    She appeared in a few dozen films within a ten-year span, but none for two decades after.
    During her whole film career, she lived with her brother and her parents.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She had only one child, during her second marriage.
    Once her acting career wound down, she became a short story writer — winning three O. Henry awards in the process.
    Her book about Tchaikovsky became a musical that ran for several months.
    She recounted ‘the Hollywood of those far-off days’ (including the pre-television era) as much less Sodom and Gomorrah than remarkably sober.
    Despite being a reserved introspective performer with a distaste for dirty language, The New Yorker lauded her for having a photographic and phonographic memory.

Credit: Cool It All Right?

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