Mark Miller, the prolific actor and screenwriter author greatest recognized for Please Don’t Eat The Daisies and Guestward, Ho! has died. His daughter, actress Penelope Ann Miller, confirmed the information on Twitter. He was 97.
Miller portrayed faculty professor Jim Nash on Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, which ran from 1965-1967 after which in syndication. The NBC-MGM sitcom, which ran for 58 half-hour episodes, was loosely based mostly on the theatrical movie of the identical identify starring Doris Day and David Niven. The sequence did effectively initially, however its rankings took successful in Season 2 when it was moved reverse The Jackie Gleason Show.
Miller had substantial runs on different large exhibits, most notably Desilu’s Guestward Ho! on ABC in 1960. He performed one half of a New York City couple, the Hootens, who relocate to a dude ranch in New Mexico. Guestward Ho! ran for one season alongside The Donna Reed Show on Thursday evenings.
The actor had a 13 episode arc as J.R. Barnett on Days of Our Lives in 1975, one other 13 episodes as Howard Jones on NBC’s college-set cleaning soap Bright Promise in 1970. He did two episodes of General Hospital in 1965.
Thoughout the ’60s and ’70s, Miller had appearances on many staples of the period: I Spy, The Andy Griffith Show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents
In the ’80s, Miller wrote episodes for a number of well-known exhibits together with Diff’lease Strokes and The Jeffersons.
On the large display screen, Miller wrote the 1995 Keanu Reeves car A Walk within the Clouds, which was directed by Alfonso (*97*). He additionally wrote and starred in 1982’s Savanah Smiles, which featured two of his daughters, Marisa and Savannah, the latter of whom impressed the movie.
Miller additionally starred in dozens of stage productions comparable to Noël Coward’s Private Lives reverse Grace Kelly, Phillip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story, William Inge’s Bus Stop reverse Elaine Stritch and with Joan Blondell in Dark on the Top of the Stairs.