John Miljan

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John Miljan
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John Miljan
Born (1892-11-09)November 9, 1892
Lead, South Dakota, U.S.
Died January 24, 1960(1960-01-24) (aged 67)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1924–58
Spouse(s) Victoire Lowe Creighton
(1927–60; his death)

John Miljan (November 9, 1892 – January 24, 1960) was an American actor of Croatian descent.[1] He appeared in 201 films between 1924 and 1958. He was the tall, smooth-talking villain in Hollywood films for almost four decades, beginning in 1923. He made his first sound film in 1927 in the promotional trailer for The Jazz Singer, inviting audiences to see the upcoming landmark film. In later years he played imposing, authoritative parts such as high-ranking executives and military officers. He is best remembered as General Custer in Cecil B. De Mille's film The Plainsman.

He died from cancer in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He was married to Victoire Lowe and adopted her two sons from her first marriage to Creighton Hale, the actor.

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  1. ^ Dele Olasiji 1995, p. 122.
  • Dele Olasiji, Thompson (1995). Migrants, Immigrants, and Slaves: Racial and Ethnic Groups in America. University Press of America. ISBN 9780819197382.