Please Don't Eat the Daisies Star Mark Miller Dead at 97

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PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, Mark Miller
PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, Mark Miller

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Actor Mark Miller has died. He was 97.

Daughter Penelope Ann Miller confirmed the news on Twitter: "My Papa's beautiful soul left this earth 9/9/2022. He loved deeply & was loved by all who knew him. He touched many lives."

"He was funny, fun, & always creating," continued The Artist star. "He cherished this life and saw the glass half full! I was blessed to call him my dad."

Miller died in Santa Monica, California, on Sept. 9 from natural causes, according to a report by the New York Post.

Miller starred in the NBC sitcom Please Don't Eat the Daisies from 1965 to 1967. In the series, which lasted for two seasons and 58 episodes, Miller played college professor Jim Nash.

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Miller's other TV acting credits include Guestward Ho!, college-set soap Bright Promise in 1970, two episodes of General Hospital in 1965, 17 episodes of Days of Our Lives from 1975 to 1976 and guest appearances in '60s and '70s series including I SpyThe Andy Griffith ShowAlfred Hitchcock PresentsThe Patty Duke ShowThe Twilight ZoneThat GirlAdam-12CannonEmergency!Barnaby JonesKung FuThe WaltonsMarcus Welby and The Streets of San Francisco.

He also starred in movies including Blonde in Bondage, The Hook, Youngblood Hawke, Dixie Dynamite, Mr. Sycamore, Ginger in the Morning and Christmas Mountain.

PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, Mark Miller,
PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, Mark Miller,

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Miller also wrote and starred in 1982's Savannah Smiles. The movie featured two of his daughters and was inspired by youngest daughter Savannah, per Deadline.

In 1995, Miller stepped behind the cameras as one of the screenwriters for the romance film A Walk in the Clouds starring Keanu Reeves.

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In his final years, Miller — who had relocated to New Mexico in the '90s — moved back to California and created Gypsy Moon Productions, per The Hollywood Reporter.

According to his family, Miller was working on a remake of Savannah Smiles at the time of his death.

The actor was married and divorced twice, the Post reported. He is survived by his four children and six grandchildren.