Millie Perkins

Birth Name: Mildred Frances Perkins

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 12, 1936

*father – Austrian, other
*mother – three quarters Irish, one quarter French-Canadian

Millie Perkins is an American actress. She is known for playing Anne Frank in the film The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), and for her roles in Wild in the Country, Dulcinea, Ride in the Whirlwind, Table for Five, and At Close Range, among many others.

Millie is the daughter of Catherine Louise and Adolph Perkins, a merchant marine captain. Her father was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to parents from Gussing, Burgenland, Austria. He is often said to have been of Hungarian and Mongolian descent. It is not clear if Millie has Mongolian ancestry.

Millie was raised in Fair Lawn. She was married to writer and director Robert Thom, until his death, with whom she has two children.

Millie’s paternal grandfather was named Adolph/Matthias Kuhar.

Millie’s paternal grandmother was Anna Marie Bauer (the daughter of Carroll Bauer and Mary Phuler). She re-married George E. Perkins, who was born in Maine, to Maine-born parents.

Millie’s maternal grandfather was James Lawrence Marmand (the son of James Marmand and Annie B. Maher/Marr). Millie’s great-grandfather James was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Paul/Hypolite Marmand and Barbara LeBlanc, and was of French-Canadian descent. Annie was also born in Canada, the daughter of Maurice Maher and Anna Welch, and was of mostly or entirely Irish descent.

Millie’s maternal grandmother was named Catherine Louise Carley. Catherine was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents.

Source: Millie Perkins on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Millie’s parents –

Millie’s paternal grandmother, Anna Marie Bauer, on the 1910 U.S. Census –
Anna Marie Bauer on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Anna Marie Bauer on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Millie’s paternal grandmother, Anna Marie (Bauer) Perkins –

5 Responses

  1. madman says:

    Bablah, what was Anna Kuhar’s ancestry? Millie is said to be partly Hungarian on her father’s side, but Kuhar seems to be a mostly Slovenian surname. And Adolph Perkins always listed his ethnicity as Austrian (or American) on ship’s crew lists.

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