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Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

  • Born on
    • August 2nd, 1905
  • Died on
    • December 14th, 1993
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was an American actress. Trained as a dancer, she devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. Originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, her career prospects improved following her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934). Her successful pairing with William Powell resulted in 14 films together, including five subsequent Thin Man films. 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." During World War II, Loy served as assistant to the director of military and naval welfare for the Red Cross. She was later appointed a member-at-large of the U.S. Commission to UNESCO. Her acting career by no means ended in the 1940s. She continued to actively pursue stage and television appearances in addition to films in subsequent decades.

Filmography

Acting (62 Credits)

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1994That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1980Just Tell Me What You Want as Stella Liberti
1978The End as Maureen Lawson
1977Ants! as Ethel
1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1974Airport 1975 as Mrs. Devaney
1969The April Fools as Grace Greenlaw
1965The Love Goddesses as (archive footage)
1960Midnight Lace as Aunt Bea
1960From the Terrace as Martha Eaton
1958Lonelyhearts as Florence Shrike
1956The Ambassador's Daughter as Mrs. Cartwright
1952Belles on Their Toes as Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth
1950Cheaper by the Dozen as Lillian Gilbreth
1949The Red Pony as Alice Tiflin
1948Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House as Muriel Blandings
1947Song of the Thin Man as Nora Charles
1947The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer as Judge Margaret Turner
1947The Senator Was Indiscreet as Mrs. Ashton (uncredited)
1946The Best Years of Our Lives as Milly Stephenson
1944The Thin Man Goes Home as Nora Charles
1941Shadow of the Thin Man as Nora Charles
1941Love Crazy as Susan Ireland
1940Third Finger, Left Hand as Margot Sherwood Merrick
1940I Love You Again as Kay Wilson
1939The Rains Came as Lady Edwina Esketh
1939Another Thin Man as Nora Charles
1938Man-Proof as Mimi Swift
1938Too Hot to Handle as Alma Harding
1938Test Pilot as Ann "Thursday" Barton
1937Double Wedding as Margit Agnew
1937Parnell as Katie O'Shea
1936After the Thin Man as Nora Charles
1936The Great Ziegfeld as Billie Burke
1936Libeled Lady as Constance 'Connie' Allenbury
1936Wife vs. Secretary as Linda Stanhope
1935Whipsaw as Vivian Palmer
1935Wings in the Dark as Sheila Mason
1934The Thin Man as Nora Charles
1934Evelyn Prentice as Evelyn Prentice
1934Broadway Bill as Alice 'Princess' Higgins
1934Men in White as Laura Hudson
1934Manhattan Melodrama as Eleanor Packer
1933The Prizefighter and the Lady as Belle Mercer
1933Penthouse as Gertie Waxted
1933Topaze as Coco
1933The Barbarian as Diana 'Di' Standing
1933When Ladies Meet as Mary
1933Night Flight as Wife of Brazilian Pilot
1932The Animal Kingdom as Cecilia "Cee" Henry Collier
1932Thirteen Women as Ursula Georgi
1932Emma as Countess Isabelle 'Izzy' Smith Marlin
1932The Mask of Fu Manchu as Fah Lo See
1932Love Me Tonight as Countess Valentine
1931Arrowsmith as Mrs. Joyce Lanyon
1930The Devil to Pay! as Mary Crayle
1928Noah's Ark as Showgirl / Slave Girl
1928A Girl in Every Port as Jetta - Girl in Singapore (uncredited)
1927The Jazz Singer as Chorus Girl (uncredited)
1926So This Is Paris as Lalle's Maid (uncredited)
1926Don Juan as Mai - Lady in Waiting
1925Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Slave Girl (uncredited)

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