Lillian Miles in Reefer Madness
August 1, 1907
Oskaloosa, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||February 27, 1972
Yucca Valley, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||bleeding ulcer|
|Resting place||Montecito Memorial Park, San Bernardino County, California|
Miles was born in 1907 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Aside from singing and performing in the celebrated 'Continental' musical number in The Gay Divorcee (1934), starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Miles's film career was brief, unremarkable, and confined to low-budget 'B' pictures. However, she has something of a cult following nowadays for her performance in the infamous anti-dope exploitation movie Reefer Madness, made in 1936. It is she who appears in the film's most remembered sequence, playing an increasingly frenzied piano solo while Dave O'Brien shouts "play it faster, faster!".
After a role in an Edgar Kennedy short in 1939 (Baby Daze), she retired from the screen. She died in 1972 in California.
- The Headline Woman (1934)
- Code of the Mounted (1935)
- Get That Man (1935)
- The Old Homestead (1935)
- Reefer Madness (1936)
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