The singing Seegar Sisters were gaining popularity, prompting their father Frank to open a hardware store to support their budding career. Miriam was the breakout star of the group and soon found herself heading to Hollywood to try her hand at the motion picture industry.
Miriam made her film debut in 1928’s The Price of Divorce, as “The Other Woman” in an adulterous affair. The film, however, was not released until 1930, when it was adapted for sound and retitled Such is the Law. Over the next six years, Miriam starred in 16 movies in a variety of genres, including mysteries and Westerns. She called it a career in 1933, leaving the spotlight to raise a family.
In the early 1950s, Miriam obtained ASID certification and was soon an in-demand interior decorator. In 2000, she was interviewed for a documentary called I Used to Be in Pictures, in which she spoke glowingly about her brief acting career. She began appearing at film festivals and fan conventions, meeting and mingling with those few who remembered her fleeting stardom.
After a trans-Atlantic cruise, Miriam passed away in 2011 at the age of 103.