Where those associated with Western films from around the world are laid to rest.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
RIP Ira Miller
Miller, Ira October 14, 1940 - September 23, 2012 Ira Miller, well known comedic
actor, died September 23rd after a long battle with cancer. Born in 1940 and
raised in Chicago, Ira was a member of The Second City in the 60?s. As a film
actor he was a regular for Mel Brooks, appearing in eight movies, starting with
"Blazing Saddles". Other films included "Armed and Dangerous", "Jackson County
Jail" and "Who's Harry Crumb?" Ira directed and co-wrote the underground hit
film "Loose Shoes" which starred Bill Murray, Howard Hesseman and Betty Thomas.
He was a beloved teacher for The Second City Training Center in Los Angeles. He
leaves behind a brother and sister in law Ronald and Patricia Miller, four
nieces and a nephew. In lieu of flowers- it is requested that donations be made
to Los Angeles Jewish Family Services and Project Angel Food. Arrangements for
memorial services are pending.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on
September 30, 2012
MILLER, Ira Born: 10/14/1940, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Died: 9/23/2012, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Ira Miller's western - actor:
Blazing Saddles - 1974 (Baker Man)
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.