Mark Miller, a well-known theater and television actor, and playwright died on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the age of 97. Miller performed in around thirty plays as well as various TV episodes and films throughout the years. Miller died of natural causes in Santa Monica, according to a spokeswoman for his family. His daughter, an actress Penelope Ann Miller, also tweeted the news. His funeral arrangements will be made public as soon as possible.
Mark Miller’s journey in the entertainment sector
Mark Miller, who was born on November 20, 1924, joined the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in 1952. After graduation, he was cast in a production of Philadelphia Story at the Casino Playhouse in Newport, Rhode Island. This is where his career started, leading him to become a well-known figure on stage and on television. Mark made an appearance on the ABC comedy Guestward, Ho!, which aired for one season with 38 episodes from September 1960 to June 1961, followed by guest appearances on numerous TV series and a significant part in the 1964 drama Youngblood Hawke. Stoney Burke, an ABC western television series, followed.
Miller rose to prominence for his role as college lecturer Jim Nash in the NBC comedy Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. The 58-episode series ran for two seasons and was based on Jean Kerr’s novel and the 1960 comedy picture of the same name. Mark Miller continues to appear in series such as The Millionaire, Gunsmoke, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Andy Griffith Show, General Hospital, I Dream of Jeannie, and more. From 1969 to 1970, he played Ross Craig’s sidekick on the NBC TV sitcom The Name of the Game.
He also played a husband who planned to kill his wife in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a CBS and NBC anthology series. He made an appearance in an episode of the ABC crime drama Griff in 1973. Miller wrote, produced, and performed in Ginger in the Morning, a 1974 comedy-drama. In addition, he appeared in Mr. Sycamore and Dixie Dynamite. The native of Houston, Texas, returned to writing for the 1982 family picture Savannah Smiles, in which he also starred. He was previously seen in the film Christmas Mountain. In the late 1990s, Miller retired and relocated to Taos, New Mexico, with his ex-wife Barbara Stanger. He wrote the play Amorous Crossings in 2010. Gypsy Moon Entertainment, his production firm, was founded in 2014.
On Twitter, people paid respect to him.
Mark Miller’s faultless performances on stage and television have made him a household figure throughout the years. When word of his death spread on Twitter, many shared their sorrow. Miller has three children with his first wife, costume designer and publicist Beatrice Hudson Ammidown: Marisa, Penelope, and Savannah. Miller married actress Barbara Stanger in 1976, after their divorce in 1975. However, they divorced in 1998. Mark is survived by three daughters and six grandkids.
Mark Miller was a great actor. I had no idea until today he was Penelope Ann MIller’s dad.
We loved “Savannah Smiles”, written and produced and starring him, growing up.
I watch “Christmas Mountain” every year during my holiday rotation. Also his.
So long, pardner. https://t.co/jnwyJV4yFL
— Brian Miles (@BrianPMiles) September 15, 2022
— Eric Ackerman (@ackgh73994) September 14, 2022