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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 Sept. 30, 2012