|Born||Marjorie Joy Miller
August 10, 1931
Tacoma, Washington, United States
|Died||April 16, 1966
San Diego, California, United States
Marjie Millar (August 10, 1931 – April 16, 1966), was an American television and film actress. Born Marjorie Joy Miller to George W. and Eunice Miller in Tacoma, Washington (Millar's father had changed his surname to the American "Miller").
Early Career and Education. During World War II she was named "Sweetheart of the 41st Division" having performed more than 7,000 hours singing for soldiers at nearby Ft. Lewis. In 1946 she hosted a variety show for patients at Madigan Army Hospital at Ft. Lewis on the unique radio station for the hospital know as "Voice of Madigan". She attended Ann Wright Seminary, Washington Grammar School, Mason Junior High School and graduated in 1950 from Stadium High School in Tacoma. In 1949 she enrolled at Stephens College, an all-women's school in Columbia, Missouri where she carried a double major in radio/drama and psychology. She graduated in 1951.
Marriages. Millar was married to University of Missouri college student James Sidney Rollins, Jr. (1950-?), photographer and television director John Florea (1954-1957), author and sportswriter John McCallum (1961–64) and to United States Navy pilot and former Stadium HS classmate Lt. Cmdr. Charles Candoo (1964-death).
In 1954-1955, Millar co-starred as Susan, an aspiring writer and the love interest of the Ray Bolger character "Raymond Wallace" in the ABC sitcom with a variety show theme, The Ray Bolger Show, previously known as Where's Raymond?. In separate episodes, Millar appeared opposite actor Craig Stevens and bodybuilder Steve Reeves. While working in Los Angeles, she reunited and lived with her roommate from Stephens College, "stewardess" Boni Ann Buehler. Millar later assisted Ms. Buehler during her recovery after two limbs were amputated by a boat propeller (Ms. Beuhler was represented by Melvin Belli in the famous civil suit against Conrad Hilton).
Millar's biggest movie role was playing Dean Martin's love interest in the 1953 Martin and Lewis film Money from Home. She also for a short time in the early-1960s was a choreographer for the Tacoma instrumental rock group The Ventures.
Injury and Death. Injuries sustained in a 1957 auto accident on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles resulted in infection and gangrene of her left leg. After reporting to work on Dragnet she went back to her apartment and then became too weak to lift the phone and was found by a neighbor who noticed a several day accumulation of milk bottles and newspapers. She was taken to a hospital and saved by massive blood transfusions after an appeal to the public for blood. Her leg was not amputated but she was forced to end her acting career. She divorced husband John Florea and moved back to Tacoma where she operated a dance school and later started a Puget Sound area produced television program with her third husband, author John McCallum. After marrying her fourth husband, she followed him to his duty station in Southern California. She died at Coronado Hospital in San Diego, California, in 1966 as a result of cirrhosis of the liver and chronic pancreatitis after enduring at least fourteen surgeries on her injured leg.
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