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Marilyn Miller (born Mary Ellen Reynolds; September 1, 1898 – April 7, 1936) was one of the most popular Broadway musical stars of the 1920s and early 1930s. She was an accomplished tap dancer, singer and actress, and the combination of these talents endeared her to audiences. On stage, she usually played rags-to-riches Cinderella characters who lived happily ever after. Her enormous popularity and famed image were in distinct contrast to her personal life, which was marred by disappointment, tragedy, frequent illness, and ultimately her sudden death due to complications of nasal surgery at age 37.
Broadway musical star (1898–1936)
Mary Ellen Reynolds
(1898-09-01)September 1, 1898
Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||April 7, 1936(1936-04-07) (aged 37)|
New York City, U.S.
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery|
|Occupation(s)||Actress, singer, dancer|
(m. 1919; died 1920)
(m. 1922; div. 1927)
(m. 1928, divorced)