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Julius Sumner Miller
Professor Julius Sumner Miller (May 17, 1909 - April 14, 1987), was an American science populariser. He had studied under Albert Einstein, but is best know for his work with children's television programs. From 1955 to 1959, he was Disney’s ‘Professor Wonderful’ on The Mickey Mouse Club. He is best known in Canada for his ‘mad professor’ work on the short-lived 1971 TV series The Hilarious House of Frightenstein In Australia he had the hit show, Why Is It So? , which was broadcast from 1963 to 1966, and the 1960s program "Demonstrations in Physics" (also called "Science Demonstrations" when it was aired on US Public television). He also wrote the "Millergram" column for The Australian newspaper in the 1960s. Prof. Miller was also an occasional guest in the 1970s on the "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in the US.
- The Days of My Life: an autobiography, Macmillan, 1989. ISBN 0-333-50337-6
- Why is it so?: the very best Millergrams of Professor Julius Sumner Miller, Australian Red Cross Society, Ringwood, Vic; Penguin Books, 1988
- Enchanting Questions for Enquiring Minds, Currey/O'Neil, 1982 ISBN 0-85902-280-3
- Why It Is So: Mechanics, Heat & Temperature, Sound and Electricity, ABC books, 1978
- Why It Is So: heat and temperature, ABC books, 1973.
- Why It Is So, ABC books, 1971
- "Quiz Questions in Physics", Horwitz-Martin, Australia 1967
- Millergrams, A Brainteaser Book, Ure Smith, 1966
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