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Patsy Ruth Miller in a nice portrait
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Patsy Ruth Miller (January 17, 1904 – July 16, 1995) was an American film actress who played Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) opposite Lon Chaney.
She was born on January 17, 1904.
After being discovered by the actress Alla Nazimova at a Hollywood party, Patsy Ruth Miller got her first break with a small role in Camille, which starred Rudolph Valentino. Her roles gradually improved, and she was chosen as a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1922.
In 1923, she was acclaimed for her performance as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame opposite Lon Chaney, Sr.
In the later part of the decade Miller appeared chiefly in light romantic comedies, opposite such actors as Clive Brook and Edward Everett Horton. Among her film credits in the late 1920s are Broken Hearts of Hollywood (1926), A Hero for a Night (1927), Hot Heels (1928), and The Aviator (1929).
She retired from films in 1931. She made a cameo appearance in the 1951 film Quebec, which starred John Barrymore Jr., and stated in her autobiography that she had participated as a joke. She came out of retirement to do the film Mother in 1978.
She later achieved recognition as a writer. She won three O. Henry Awards for her short stories, wrote a novel, radio scripts, and plays. She also performed for a brief time on Broadway.
Miller was married three times, the first two ended in divorce. Her first husband was film director Tay Garnett and the second was screenwriter John Lee Mahin. Her third husband, businessman E.S. Deans, died in 1986. The frequent news about her love life once earned Miller the sobriquet the most engaged girl in Hollywood.
Patsy Ruth Miller died at her home at the age of 91 in Palm Desert, California.
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Patsy Ruth Miller
Patsy Ruth Miller in "Head Winds" (1925).
Patsy Ruth Miller and House Peters in "Head Winds" (1925).
Patsy Ruth Miller and Alla Nazimova in "Camille" (1921).
Patsy Ruth Miller in "Camille" (1921).
Rex Cherryman shows some welcome attention to Patsy Ruth Miller as Alla Nazimova looks on in "Camille" (1921).
Rex Cherryman and Patsy Ruth Miller are worried after speaking with Alla Nazimova's maid in "Camille" (1921).
Patsy Ruth Miller offers water to Lon Chaney during his public torture in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).
Patsy Ruth Miller and Norman Kerry face an angry crowd in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).
Patsy Ruth Miller embraces her rescuer Norman Kerry in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).
Patsy Ruth Miller gets ready to dance in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).
Patsy Ruth Miller has a second chance of life in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).
Patsy Ruth Miller has a good time with Norman Kerry in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).
Patsy Ruth Miller and Gertrude Astor -1927.
Lon Chaney and Patsy Ruth Miller in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).
Patsy Ruth Miller - elegant.
Patsy Ruth Miller in "Head Winds" (1925).
Patsy Ruth Miller classy.
Patsy Ruth Miller likes to play golf.
Lon Chaney with Patsy Ruth Miller in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).
Patsy Ruth Miller with bare shoulders.
Patsy Ruth Miller - enigmatic.
Patsy Ruth Miller in a fur coat.
Patsy Ruth Miller as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923).
Patsy Ruth Miller in So this is Paris (1926).
Patsy Ruth Miller with long curls.
Patsy Ruth Miller - melancholy.
Patsy Ruth Miller in a nice portrait.
Patsy Ruth Miller - To Bill.
Patsy Ruth Miller - Gratefully Yours.
Patsy Ruth Miller and Lon Chaney in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923).
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