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Millie Perkins

Millie Perkins was a successful model when, in 1958, after a worldwide search, famed director George Stevens chose the New Jersey native (daughter of a colorful half Hungarian/half Mongolian sea captain and a beautiful Irish homemaker mother) to play Anne Frank in the movie version of The Diary of Anne Frank. This was her first acting experience and she received worldwide acclaim for her portrayal. For the next few years she studied and acted in films, television and theatre.

After her marriage to writer Robert Thom she happily took time off to raise her two daughters, Lillie and Hedy Thom. She lived in Southern Oregon for six years, hosted a local news and interview show on KTVL-TV, taught acting at Southern Oregon State College and stayed in her version of paradise until 1981.

After her husband passed away, she returned to Los Angeles with her daughters and has worked steadily in films, TV and theatre.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Millie Perkins Facts

OccupationActress, Model
BirthdayMay 12, 1938 (85)
BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.