Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, and Ann Miller
Apparently I am incapable of ever having a conversation about Ann Miller without wondering why she never got the “leading lady, star treatment.” She was incredibly talented – great actress AND great dancer… and beautiful? Please! She was so beautiful that she often outshined those who did get the “leading lady, star treatment.”
She also had a great deal of charisma and personality that came through onscreen… again, often outshining the rest.
Okay, I’m through bellyaching now. She had a tremendous career and all of us who are huge fans of musicals KNOW the beautiful footprints she left all over the genre. I believe she HAD to have made other stars step up (literally) their game.
Kiss Me Kate is one of my favorite Ann Miller movies – I think it’s just adorable. The film also stars Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, and Keenan Wynn.
You can find the Kiss Me Kate dvd on Amazon or watch the movie on Prime Video.