Ann was what I call a ''gal'' just as comfortable hanging out with the guys as the girls, and everyone I saw around her loved her. She was a straight shooter, a kind, honest person, and very professional to work with on Mulholland Drive. I'd watched her movies all the time when I was growing up, and she was like Jimmy Stewart it didn't matter what film she was in, she was just someone who people instantly liked. I was thinking of casting the part of Coco, so I invited her to the house, and that was it. After the film was over, we'd talk on the phone and she became a great friend.
She was very aware of her appearance and loved to dress up! It was cool to me that she was a regular person, but at the same time living the star's life and that was important to her. She was big in Hollywood when stars had more longevity than they do now: She could dance and act, and had a heart. I think people really respected her as well as loved her. She was down-to-earth and in the upper echelons a great human being and a great star. (Miller died of lung cancer in Los Angeles.)