Kathleen Miller (actress)


Kathleen Miller (July 1, 1945 – October 7, 2016) was an American actress who gained fame for her appearances in several films directed by Hal Ashby. She also had a lead role on the television series Sirota's Court from 1976 to 1977.

Kathleen Miller
Kathleen Miller - 1976 NBC photo.jpg
Miller in 1976
BornJuly 1, 1945 (1945-07-01)
DiedOctober 7, 2016(2016-10-07) (aged 71)
Lynwood, California, U.S.


Miller was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Aaron Miller, an executive at Paramount Pictures, and Carolyn, an actress.[1] She was a childhood friend of Candice Bergen.[1] After appearing in stage productions in New York City (including a 1969 Broadway production of Butterflies Are Free)[2] and an episode of Kojak, she was cast in The Last Detail (1973) by director Hal Ashby, playing a prostitute.[1] Ashby subsequently cast her in Shampoo (1975), in which she portrayed a client of George Roundy (Warren Beatty).[3] From 1976 to 1977, she starred as Gail Goodman on the short-lived series Sirota's Court.[2]

In 1975, she had a large guest-starring role in the Starsky & Hutch episode "Death Ride" as an undercover police woman named Joanne pretending to be the daughter of a mobster. In 1976, she also starred as the daughter of Peter Fonda's character in Fighting Mad, a drama about an Arkansas farmer waging war on land developers. Her last film with Ashby was Coming Home (1978), a Vietnam-based war drama starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, and Bruce Dern.[4]


Miller died in Lynwood, California after a protracted illness.[2]



Year Title Role Director Notes Ref.
1969 Franchette: Les Intrigues Kathy Don Walters [5]
1973 The Last Detail Annette Hal Ashby [1]
1974 The Chinese Prime Minister Roxane Brian Murray; George Turpin
1975 Shampoo Anjanette Hal Ashby [3]
1975 Strange New World Dr. Allison Crowley Robert Butler
1976 Stay Hungry Dorothy Stephens Bob Rafelson
1976 Fighting Mad Carolee Hunter Jonathan Demme
1978 Coming Home Kathy Delise Hal Ashby [4]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1973 Kojak Fern Episode: "Girl in the River" [6]
1974 Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers Sally Episode: "Getting to First Bass"
1975 Starsky & Hutch Joanne Mello / Linda Williams Episode: "Death Ride" [5]
1976–1977 Sirota's Court Gail Goodman 13 episodes [5]

Stage creditsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1969 Butterflies Are Free Jill Tanner Booth Theatre [7]
1972 The Little Black Book Woman Helen Hayes Theater [7]


  1. ^ a b c d Dawson 2009, p. 143.
  2. ^ a b c Barnes, Mike (October 11, 2016). "Kathleen Miller, Actress in Three Hal Ashby Films, Dies at 71". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on December 30, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Dawson 2009, p. 154.
  4. ^ a b Dawson 2009, p. 158.
  5. ^ a b c "Kathleen Miller Credits". TV Guide. Archived from the original on May 30, 2019.
  6. ^ "Kojak - Season 1 - Episode 5". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on May 30, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Kathleen Miller". Playbill. Archived from the original on May 30, 2019.


  • Dawson, Nick (2009). Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-813-17334-4.

External linksEdit

  • Kathleen Miller at IMDb