Patsy Ruth Miller

Patsy Ruth Miller was born January 17, 1904, in St. Louis, MO. She was discovered by Alla Nazimova who gave her a small role in her production of "Camille" (1921). In 1922, she was named a WAMPAS Baby Star, and in 1923, won the prestigious role of Esmerelda in Lon Chaney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Miller appeared in many films until her retirement in 1931; however, her film credits were mostly run of the mill comedies and romances. In her post-movie years, Miller wrote short stories and won three O'Henry Awards for her work. She also wrote a novel, radio scripts and plays. She also performed for a brief time on Broadway. Miller is credited with 77 film appearances with approximately 60 of those being silent movies. She was married three times to director Tay Garnett, screenwriter John Lee Mahin, and in 1951 married businessman E.S. Deans to whom she remained married until his death in 1986. Miller died at her home in Palm Desert, CA., in 1995 at age 91.

Selected films of this star available for viewing:

Salome (1921)

The Sheik (1921)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

Headwinds (1925)

So This Is Paris? (1926)

The First Auto (1927)

A Hero For A Night (1927)

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