Fast Facts

  • Attended the high school which served as the model for Rydell High in the 1971 musical Grease, cowritten by fellow Taft High School alum, Jim Jacobs.
  • Left college after one year to pursue an acting and dancing career, first in her hometown of Chicago, before eventually moving on to New York theater productions and Manhattan-based TV soaps.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1966 in the Woody Allen-penned comedy Don't Drink the Water.
  • Costarred as Larry Hagman's wife in the short-lived NBC sitcom The Good Life (1971-72), nearly a decade before her breakout role on the Dallas spin-off Knots Landing.
  • Released a how-to video entitled The Eyes Have It in 1986, focusing on the application of makeup, and later launched a cosmetic line of the same name.

Relationships

  • Chloe — Daughter
  • Richard Holland — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Donna Jean Miller
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: December 11, 1940, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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