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Miller, Edward "Dude"


An original Waikiki beachboy, the first captain of the 1911-formed Hui Nalu Club; owner of the concession stand at the Moana Hotel, Waikiki's first major resort. Aside from being a top surfer, fisherman, and canoeist (it was his idea to take tourists into the surf on outrigger canoes), the part-Hawaiian Miller was one of the Islands' best musicians; he played piano, wrote a popular booklet on ukulele, led the Dude Miller Band at the Moana, and was invited in 1929 to perform in New York.

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