Person Details

Birthday: 1938-05-12 13:50:39

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Passaic, New Jersey, USA

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Movie Involvements: 29

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

Perkins was working as a receptionist at a New York City advertising agency when she caught the eye of a visiting photographer with a resultant career as a model; by 1958 Perkins was an international cover girl. However, in 1958, she was vigorously pursued, and then selected, to appear in her first film, in the title role of The Diary of Anne Frank. Perkins had never studied nor sought to be an actress, but George Stevens saw her on the cover of several magazines and tried to convince her to read for the part. Finally, she flew to Hollywood for a screen test and, with much fanfare, landed the role of Anne Frank in George Stevens' 1959 film "The Diary of Anne Frank." Perkins received almost universally excellent reviews for her portrayal of Anne although the film was a notorious commercial flop. After her work with George Stevens, Perkins was placed under contract to 20th Century Fox, She was one of the bright young stars of Hollywood but the studio contract system, which was coming to an end just as the young Millie Perkins was signed into it, was a poor fit for this young star, who had come of age with the Beat Generation in 1950s New York City. George Stevens would later state:"Millie did not fit in. She was 10 years too early." Suspended for refusing the lead in the 1960 film Tess of the Storm Country - Perkins saw the film as a B-picture and a step back career-wise - Perkins was cast by 20th Century Fox in the 1961 film Wild in the Country, playing the supporting role of the girlfriend to star Elvis Presley; the studio then dropped Perkins. Joshua Logan personally selected Perkins for the female lead in the 1964 film Ensign Pulver but the film was a failure: Perkins would not appear in another mainstream film release for almost twenty years. She played the female lead in both of Jack Nicholson's inaugural productions The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind - shot side by side in 1964 - and in 1968 co-starred in Wild in the Streets which was written by her then-husband Robert Thom. Description above from the Wikipedia article Millie Perkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Wall Street
Average
7

Wall Street

(1987) Mrs. Fox
The Chamber
Average
6

The Chamber

(1996) Ruth Kramer
The Diary of Anne Frank
Average
7

The Diary of Anne Frank

(1959) Anne Frank
Two Moon Junction
Average
5

Two Moon Junction

(1988) Mrs. Delongpre
At Close Range
Average
7

At Close Range

(1986) Julie
Ride in the Whirlwind
Average
6

Ride in the Whirlwind

(1966) Abigail
Necronomicon
Average
6

Necronomicon

(1993) Lena
Cockfighter
Average
7

Cockfighter

(1974) Frances Mansfield

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2006 Frances Childs
2005 N/A
2001 Annie
1998 N/A
1996 Ruth Kramer
1995 Dr. Spencer
1994 Aunt Mimi
1993 Edna Webber
Lena
1991 Helen Maravich
1990 Frances Duke
N/A
1988 Mrs. Delongpre
Penny Bartman
1987 Mrs. Fox
Helen
Bobby Nye
N/A
1986 Lois Tilby
Nancy Faulkner
Mrs Winston
Julie
1985 Maria
N/A
1984 Mrs. Gilligan
Ellen Cousins
Mary Fiske
1983 Kathleen
Lois O'Connor
1981 Herself
1979 N/A
N/A
1976 Molly
1975 Marie
1974 Frances Mansfield
1968 Mary Fergus
1966 Abigail
Woman
1964 Scotty
1963 N/A
Aldonza / Dulcinea
1961 N/A
Betty Lee Parsons
1959 Anne Frank
1951 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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