D. R. Miller

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D. R. Miller
Dores  Miller

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Personal details

Spouse(s) 1934 - 1999 Isla Miller

Country United States

Title owner 1993-1999
Location at Endangered Ark Foundation in United States

Title owner 1969-1999
Location at Carson and Barnes Circus in United States

Title owner 1937-
Location at Kelly Miller Circus in United States

Biography details

Dores Richard Miller , circus assistant director in United States

Born 1916-07-27 in United States dead 1999-09-08 in United States , son of director Obert Miller and assistant director Lydia Miller .

Miller's wife Isla was known as the "First Lady of the Circus" in America, but if there was anything Miller loved almost as much as his wife it was the elephant. He had an almost child-like adulation for this symbol of the circus, which proved to be his lucky charm throughout his circus career. He bought his first elephant in 1937 and well over 200 Asiatic and African elephants went through his hands in subsequent years. Twenty to 25 elephants were always carried by the Carson and Barnes Circus during its heyday and at one time he had as many as 57 elephants, more than any other circus proprietor in the world. He established an elephant breeding facility in Texas, which he had planned to move to Hugo, Oklahama; he had moved his circus there in 1941 and it had remained his winter quarters and home to many dozens of performers.
The Independant


Total: 1 children

  1. Barbara Miller Byrd. Born: 1946.


Siblings through the father Obert Miller (1886-01-11 -- 1969-10-29):

  1. Kelly Miller Born ?

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D. R. Miller
Born: 1916-07-27

Obert Miller

Born: 1886-01-11

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Lydia Miller


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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). assistant director Dores Richard Miller in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=601. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories assistant director | circus | Endangered Ark Foundation | Miller family | Born 1916 | Dead 1999 | People from United States

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