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First Name
Myrna

Last Name
Loy

Birthday
1905-08-02

Height
66

Build
Slim

Eye Color
Green

Hair Color
Brown - Light

Maiden Name
Williams

Birthplace
Radersburg, Montana

Zodiac Sign
Leo

Died
1993-12-14

Place of Death
New York, New York,

Cause of Death
Complications during Surgery

Ethnicity
White

Claim to Fame
Nora Charles

Nationality
American

Gender
Female

Adsafe
1

Film Role
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack

Has Detailed Data (New)
1

Profile Bio Text
Myrna Williams, later to become Myrna Loy, was born on August 2, 1905 in Radersburg, Montana. Her father was the youngest person ever elected to the Montana State legislature. Later on her family moved to Helena where she spent her youth. At the age of 13, Myrna`s father died of influenza and the rest of the family moved to Los Angeles. She was educated in L.A. and the Westlake School for Girls where she caught the acting bug. She started at the age of 15 when she appeared in local stage productions in order to help support her family. Some of the stage plays were held in the now famous Grauman`s Theater in Hollywood. Mrs. Rudolph Valentino happened to be in the audience one night who managed to pull some strings to get Myrna some parts in the motion picture industry. Her first film was a small part in the production of What Price Beauty? (1925). Later she appeared the same year in Pretty Ladies (1925) along with Joan Crawford. She was one of the few stars that would start in the silent movies and make a successful transition into the sound era. In the silent films, Myrna would appear as an exotic femme fatale. Later in the sound era, she would become a refined, wholesome character. Unable to land a contract with MGM, she continued to appear in small, bit roles, nothing that one could really call acting. In 1926, Myrna appeared in the Warner Brothers film called Satan in Sables (1925) which, at long last, landed her a contract. Her first appearance as a contract player was The Caveman (1926) where she played a maid. Although she was typecast over and over again as a vamp, Myrna continued to stay busy with small parts. Finally, in 1927, she received star billing in Bitter Apples (1927). The excitement was short lived as she returned to the usual smaller roles afterward. Myrna would take any role that would give her exposure and showcase the talent she felt was being wasted. It seemed that she would play one vamp after another. She wanted something better. Finally her contract ran out with warner and she signed with MGM where she got two meaty roles. One was in the The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933), and the other as Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934) with William Powell. Most agreed that the Thin Man series would never have been successful without Myrna. Her witty perception of situations gave her the image that one could not pull a fast one over on the no-nonsense Mrs. Charles. After The Thin Man (1934), Myrna would appear in five more in the series. Myrna was a big box-office draw. She was popular enough that, in 1936, she was named Queen of the Movies and Clark Gable the king in a nationwide poll of movie goers. Her popularity was at its zenith. She continued to make films through the 40s and 50s but the roles were fewer and fewer. By the 1960`s the parts had all but dried up as producers and directors looked elsewhere for talent. In 1960 she appeared in Midnight Lace (1960) and was not in another until 1969 in The April Fools (1969). The 1970s found her in TV movies, not theatrical productions. Her last film was in 1981 called Summer Solstice (1981) (TV). By the time Myrna passed away, on December 14, 1993, at the age of 88, she had appeared in a phenomenal 129 motion pictures. She was buried in Helena, Montana.

High School
Westlake School for Girls, Venice High School

Official Websites
www.myrnaloy.org/

Full Name at Birth
Myrna Adele Williams

Page Display = 2 (Legacy)
1

Count - Awards
3

Distinctive Feature
Turned-up nose

Father
David Franklin Williams (was also a banker and real estate developer and the youngest man ever elected to the Montana state legislature)

Mother
Adelle Mae Johnson (studied music at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago)

Brother
David Williams

Friend
Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, William Powell, Rudolph Valentino, Kim Hunter, Doris Day, Joan Bennett, John Ford, Henry Fonda, Gary Cooper

Biography (Print)
The Films of Myrna Loy [1984] (Lawrence J. Quirk), Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming [1987] (James Kotsilibas-Davis and Myrna Loy), Myrna Loy (Pyramid Illustrated History of the Movies) [1977] (Karyn Kay)

Biographical Movie
Myrna Loy Remembered [1993], Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to [1991]

Has Detailed Data (Music)
1

Age
88

Friend
Lana Turner, Hedy Lamarr, Cary Grant, Helen Hayes, Norma Shearer

Wikipedia Text

Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was an American film, television and stage actress.


Current Partner
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Middle Name
Adele

Has Videos
1

Occupation Text
Actress

Distinctive Feature
Cat Eyes

Year(s) Active
1925–1982

Couple Profile Source
www.imdb.com/name/nm0001485/

Brand Endorsement
(1938) Print ad: Lucky Strike cigarettes

Official Websites
www.nndb.com/people/804/000042678/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2635

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