Max B. Miller

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Max Briant Miller (February 23, 1937 – January 17, 2011) was an American journalist, photographer and film producer. His film Youthquake! won the Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary Film at the 33rd Golden Globe Awards.[1]

His father was producer and inventor Max O. Miller.[2] He attended Los Angeles Valley College, UCLA, and Sherwood Oaks College. Miller wrote about cinema for American Cinematographer and other publications, and he owned and managed Fotos International.

A longtime Hollywood Foreign Press Association member, Miller served on their board from 1974 to 1982, and became chairman of the HFPA board in 1976 as well as a second term.[3]

Miller committed suicide by gun the day after the 68th Golden Globe Awards.[4] According to TV Guide, "Miller was depressed over his divorce and financial problems." Several obituaries noted that Miller's photography company was denied a place on the red carpet at that year's Golden Globes, where he had been a member for 44 years.[5][6]


  1. ^ Murphy, Mary (January 26, 1976). Movie call sheet: Cuckoo' in Golden Globe Sweep. Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ Gertner, Richard Pay, William (1985). International television Almanac, p. 184 Quigley Pub. Co., ISBN 978-0-900610-33-2
  3. ^ Quigley, Eileen S. (2006). International Television & Video Almanac, p. 315. Quigley Pub. Co., ISBN 978-0-900610-78-3
  4. ^ HFPA Member Max B. Miller Commits Suicide. The Hollywood Reporter
  5. ^ Hollywood Foreign Press Association Member Commits Suicide. TV Guide
  6. ^ Quan, Denise; Hyde, Douglas (January 21, 2011). Officials: Hollywood Foreign Press member dies in apparent suicide. CNN

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