David Miller Biography (1909-)
Born November 28, 1909, in Paterson, NJ; son of Samuel Michael (an importer)and Yetta Brondel (Leizerovitz) Miller; married Francis Raeburn (divorced); married Sara Manney; children: Jeffrey, Jessica. Addresses: OFFICE--1843 Thayer Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
According to Miller's official biography, he began his long career in motionpictures as a messenger for National Screen Service in New York, then becamea writer of "catch lines" for trailers. His Hollywood work began in the editing room as an assistant at Columbia Pictures, moving on to full-fledged editor with Walter Futter Productions. In 1933 he moved to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer asa short subjects editor.
His film Seeds of Destiny is the only film to win an Academy Award without having a commercial theatrical release. Since 1946 it has been shown extensively on a non-theatrical basis and has helped raise $300 million for the UnitedNations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency.
- Birth Details
- November 28, 1909
- Paterson, New Jersey, United States
- FILM DEBUT--Assistant film editor, Columbia, 1931.
- Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK; DIRECTOR
- Billy the Kid, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1941.
- Sunday Punch, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942.
- Flying Tigers, Republic, 1942.
- Seeds of Destiny, U. S. War Department, 1946.
- Love Happy, United Artists, 1949.
- Top o' the Morning, 1949.
- Our Very Own, RKO, 1950.
- Saturday's Hero, Columbia, 1951.
- Sudden Fear, RKO, 1952.
- Twist of Fate, United Artsts, 1954.
- Diane, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955.
- The Opposite Sex, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955.
- The Story of Esther Costello, Columbia, 1956.
- Happy Anniversary, United Artists, 1959.
- Midnight Lace, Universal, 1961.
- Back Street, Universal, 1961.
- Lonely Are the Brave, Universal, 1962.
- Captain Newman, M.D., Universal, 1963.
- Hammerhead, Columbia, 1968.
- Hail, Hero!, Cinema Central, 1969.
- Executive Action, National General, 1973.
- Bittersweet Love, Embassy, 1976.
- Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Short subjects, director: Crew Racing, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1935; Table Tennis, Racing Canines, Aquatic Artistry, Dare Deviltry, Trained Hoofs, Let'sDance, all Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1936; Pete Miller specialties: Hurling, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1936; Dexterity, Gilding the Lily, Penny Wisdom, Tennis Tactics, Equestrian Acrobatics, all Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937, La Savate, Penny'sParty, Modeling for Money, Fisticuffs, all Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938; Crime Does Not Pay series, "Drunk Driving," Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer, 1939; assisted Frank Capra on the Why We Fight series, 1942- 44; The Happiest Man on Earth.
- Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; DIRECTOR
- The Best Place to Be, 1979.
- Goldie and the Boxer, 1979.
- Love for Rent, 1979.
- Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood, 1981.