James Pinckney Miller


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James Pinckney Miller (December 18, 1919, San Antonio, Texas - November 1, 2001, Flemington, New Jersey), known to friends and associates by the nickname Pappy, wrote under the name JP Miller. He was a leading playwright during the Golden Age of Television, receiving three Emmy nominations. A novelist and screenwriter, he was best known for Days of Wine and Roses, directed by John Frankenheimer ... more »

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  • ''You'd be surprised how much fun you can have sober. When you get the hang of it.''
    J.P. (James Pinckney) Miller (b. 1919), screenwriter. Joe (Jack Lemmon), Days of Wine and Roses (1962).
  • ''You and I were a couple of drunks on the sea of booze and the boat sank.''
    J.P. (James Pinckney) Miller (b. 1919), screenwriter. Joe (Jack Lemmon), Days of Wine and Roses, to Kirsten (Lee Remick) (1962).
  • ''A man does not automatically become a public figure because he happens to build an empire out of chicken fat.''
    J.P. (James Pinckney) Miller (b. 1919), screenwriter. Joe (Jack Lemmon), Days of Wine and Roses, expressing his lack of respect for a client (1962).
  • ''This is the way I look when I'm sober. That's enough to make a person drink, wouldn't you say?''
    J.P. (James Pinckney) Miller (b. 1919), screenwriter. Kirsten (Lee Remick), Days of Wine and Roses, after not having a drink for two days (1962).
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