Myrna Loy

actress Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy was an American actress. Trained as a dancer, she devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. She was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, but her career prospects improved greatly following her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934).
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Morning Call Sheet: 'Blues Brothers' Go 'Glee,' Another 'Another Thin Man ... - Big Hollywood
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Watching William Powell and Myrna Loy continuously throw 'em back today (though they slowed as the series progressed), is disconcerting, to say the least. Like the doomed “Arthur” reboot, I suspect this will require some adjustments
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Braun: Great expectations aside, McGovern's pub in Newark still a hub - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
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McGovern also was an owner of 60 Park Place — a restaurant with cushy banquettes and a lush upstairs lounge that seemed poised at any moment to erupt into a scene from a 1930s movie starring William Powell in a tux and Myrna Loy in a slinky lamé gown
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Montgomery Clift Movie Schedule: I CONFESS, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Montgomery Clift, Robert Ryan, Myrna Loy. BW-103 mins. 11:00 AM THE BIG LIFT (1950) Two Air Force sergeants find love while flying the Berlin Airlift. Dir: George Seaton. Cast: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers. BW-118 mins
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'The Hour': Evocative new series draws 'Mad Men' comparisons - MiamiHerald.com
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Garai's Bel wears figure-hugging dresses, bright-red lipstick and smokes cigarettes as elegantly as Myrna Loy in a Thin Man movie. She falls for her lead anchor, a smooth-voiced beefcake named Hector Madden who is played by Dominic West, best known to
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TELEVISION; British Reporters, Not Ad Men, In '50s, Not '60s
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London -- ONE surprising notion that might strike you while watching ''The Hour'' -- BBC America's six-part series about a hard-hitting television news program in 1956 Britain and the men and women who work for it -- is that Peggy Olson didn't have it so bad. At least on ''Mad Men,'' the midcentury-period AMC drama, one gets the impression that
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Claudette Colbert Q&A Pt.1: 'The Claudette Colbert Business' - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Would you say there's something that distinguishes Claudette Colbert from the other screwball comediennes of the 1930s — Jean Arthur, Irene Dunne, Myrna Loy, Carole Lombard? And if so, how would you define that special "it" that Colbert possessed?
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RuPaul: Still strutting, on stage and off - Bend Bulletin
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I'll say to one of them, 'Oh, you look like Myrna Loy'” — he let out a long laugh — “or the Pointer Sisters. And they don't even know who the Pointer Sisters are. They think that Lady Gaga originated a style. Oh, look how beautiful that toast is!
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MAIN COURSE | RUPAUL CHARLES; Still Strutting, On Stage and Off
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ON more than one occasion this spring someone asked me what I thought of Raja. The first time I heard the name, in a blazer-and-tie restaurant on the Upper East Side, I furiously dug through my mental file box of designer and model names. Raja, Raja, Raja -- nope, no Raja. I soon learned that Raja was to be found on ''RuPaul's Drag Race,'' the
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Guy Clark among star-studded lineup for music fest - Helena Independent Record
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His 2006 album “Workbench Songs” received critical acclaim and was nominated for the 2007 Grammy award as Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. Clark will also perform a concert, of a much more intimate style, at the Myrna Loy Center 8 pm Monday,
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FirstWorks chosen for Islamic arts program - Providence Business News
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Four other organizations will participate in the program, including: The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, Littleton, NH; Artswego, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY; Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ; and the Myrna Loy Center, Helena, Mont
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'Caravanserai' to promote understanding of Pakistani cultures - SUNY Oswego
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... on July 26 formally launched Caravanserai projects at Artswego of SUNY Oswego; the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire in Littleton; FirstWorks in Providence, RI; Monmouth University in West Branch, NJ; and the Myrna Loy Center in Helena, Mont
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Star maker: the photographer Ruth Harriet Louise - Telegraph.co.uk
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During the 1930s she worked intermittently as a freelancer, photographing stars from the popular Myrna Loy to 'the new Garbo', Anna Sten. But her priority became her family. She gave birth to a son in 1932 and a daughter a few years later
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Communist Dupes in Hollywood - Big Hollywood
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Kengor: The liberal stars enlisted in the cause ran into the hundreds, including Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Myrna Loy. From the committee, a group of roughly two dozen lent more than their signatures; they actually set sail for
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Star Market: Is Mila Kunis Leading-Lady Material? - New York Magazine
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"She actually reminds me of a young Myrna Loy." Continues the agent: "Obviously Black Swan gave her the indie street cred, never mind laser-ing into the minds of every young male alive their favorite lesbian sex scene. But while she's sexy,
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Screwball comedies were smart, witty and entertaining - Omaha World-Herald
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And some of the best leading ladies from Hollywood's Golden Age were its stars: Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Irene Dunne, Carole Lombard, Myrna Loy, Barbara Stanwyck. And one great, great leading man: Cary Grant
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 87
    Loy died on December 14, 1993, in a Manhattan hospital during unspecified surgery.
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  • 1991
    Age 85
    In 1991, the Myrna Loy Center for the Performing and Media Arts opened in downtown Helena, not far from Loy's hometown.
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    Although Loy was never nominated for an Academy Award for any single performance, after an extensive letter-writing campaign and years of lobbying by screenwriter and then-Writers Guild of America, West board member Michael Russnow, who enlisted the support of Loy's former screen colleagues and friends such as Roddy McDowall, Sidney Sheldon, Harold Russell, and many others, she received a 1991 Academy Honorary Award "for her career achievement".
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    Although Loy was never nominated for a competitive Academy Award, in March 1991 she was presented with an Honorary Academy Award with the inscription "In recognition of her extraordinary qualities both on screen and off, with appreciation for a lifetime's worth of indelible performances."
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  • 1987
    Age 81
    Her autobiography, Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming, was published in 1987.
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  • 1982
    Age 76
    Her last acting role was a guest spot on the sitcom Love, Sidney, in 1982.
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  • 1981
    Age 75
    In 1981, she appeared in the television drama Summer Solstice which was Henry Fonda's last performance.
  • 1978
    Age 72
    She toured in a 1978 production of Alan Aykbourn's Relatively Speaking, directed by David Clayton.
    In 1978, she appeared in the film The End as the mother of the main character played by Burt Reynolds.
  • 1974
    Age 68
    In 1974, she was a supporting actress in Airport 1975.
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  • 1973
    Age 67
    She also returned to the stage, making her Broadway debut in a short-lived 1973 revival of Clare Boothe Luce's The Women.
  • 1967
    Age 61
    In 1967, she appeared in the television series The Virginian in an episode titled "Lady of the House."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 59
    In 1965, Loy won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.
  • 1960
    Age 54
    In 1960, she appeared in Midnight Lace and From the Terrace, but was not in another film until 1969 in The April Fools.
  • 1956
    Age 50
    In 1956, she appeared in The Ambassador's Daughter along with John Forsythe and Olivia de Haviland.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1952
    Age 46
    In 1952, she starred in the Cheaper by the Dozen sequel, Belles on Their Toes.
  • 1950
    Age 44
    After 1950, Loy's film career continued sporadically.
  • 1946
    Age 40
    In 1946, she played the wife of returning serviceman Fredric March in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1937
    Age 31
    During this period, Loy was one of Hollywood's busiest and highest-paid actresses, and in 1937 and 1938, she was listed in the annual "Quigley Poll of the Top Ten Money Making Stars", which was compiled from the votes of movie exhibitors throughout the United States for the stars who had generated the most revenue in their theaters over the previous year.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1934
    Age 28
    After appearing with Ramón Novarro in The Barbarian (1933), Loy was cast as Nora Charles in the 1934 film The Thin Man.
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    In 1934, Loy appeared in Manhattan Melodrama with Clark Gable and William Powell.
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  • 1932
    Age 26
    It took years for her to overcome this stereotype, and as late as 1932, she was cast as a villainous Eurasian in Thirteen Women (1932).
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1921
    Age 15
    In 1921, Loy posed for Venice High School sculpture teacher Harry Fielding Winebrenner for the central figure "Inspiration" in his allegorical sculpture group Fountain of Education.
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  • 1918
    Age 12
    Loy's father died on November 7, 1918, of Spanish influenza, and Loy's mother was finally able to realize her dream to permanently relocate her family to California, where they settled in Culver City.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Age 6
    During the winter of 1912, Loy's mother nearly died from pneumonia, and her father sent his wife and daughter to La Jolla, California.
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  • 1905
    Born
    Born on August 2, 1905.
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