Star Spotlight: Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

Born Myrna Adele Williams
Date of Birth: August 2, 1905
Date of Death: December 14, 1993

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Roles

  • First film: What Price Beauty? (1925)
  • Last film: Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)
  • Last TV role: Love, Sidney episode – “Sidney and the Actress” (1982)
  • TMP favorites:
    The Thin Man series
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
    Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Best known for…

…starring alongside William Powell in the Thin Man series as well as a handful of other films

…being nicknamed “Queen of the Movies”

…portraying witty, smart characters

…organizing an effort in Hollywood to actively oppose the HUAC

Notable awards:

  • Awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960
  • Awarded a National Board of Review Career Achievement honor in 1979
  • Awarded an honorary Oscar in 1991

More Myrna on TMP:
Review of The Thin Man series box set
Favorite things about… Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Favorite things about… Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
The Animal Kingdom (1932)
Love Me Tonight (1932) review
Penthouse (1933) review
When Ladies Meet (1933) review
Evelyn Prentice (1934) review
Wings in the Dark (1935) review
Double Wedding (1937) review
There’s Always a Woman (1938) review
I Love You Again (1940) review

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