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Myrna Loy

Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress / Actress | * 08/02/1905 († 88, 12/14/1993) | Radersburg, Montana (United States of America (USA))
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Myrna Loy (born Myrna Adele Williams; August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was an American film, television and stage actress. Trained as a dancer, Loy 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). Born in Helena, Montana, Loy was raised in rural Radersburg during her early childhood, before relocating to Los Angeles with her mother in her early adolescence. There, she began studying dance, and trained extensively throughout her high school education. She was discovered by production designer Natacha Rambova, who helped facilitate film auditions for her, and she began obtaining small roles in the late 1920s, mainly portraying vamps. Her role in The Thin Man helped elevate her reputation as a versatile actress, and she reprised the role of Nora Charles five more times. Loy's performances peaked in the 1940s, with films like ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Movies with Myrna Loy as Actress(159)

as Herself (archive footage)2015 Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn
as Self (archive footage)2003 Complicated Women
as (archive footage)1994 That's Entertainment! III
as Ursula Georgi (archive footage)1991 Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon
as (archive footage)1990 Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To
as (archive footage)1988 James Stewart's Wonderful Life
as Margaret1981 Summer Solstice
as Stella Liberti1980 Just Tell Me What You Want
as Maureen Lawson1978 The End
as Ethel1977 Ants
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Amanda Kenyon1974 The Elevator
as Mrs. Devaney1974 Airport 1975
as Judge Christine Tayloy1974 Indict and Convict
as Barbara's Mother1972 The Couple Takes a Wife
as Selena Chapman1971 Death Takes a Holiday
as Grace Greenlaw1969 The April Fools
as (archive footage)1965 The Love Goddesses
as Nora Charles (archive footage)1964 The Big Parade of Comedy
as Martha Eaton1960 From the Terrace
as Aunt Bea1960 Midnight Lace
as Florence Shrike1959 Lonelyhearts
as Anna Smith1959 Meet Me in St. Louis
as Mrs. Cartwright1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
as Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth1952 Belles on Their Toes
as Lillian Gilbreth1950 Cheaper by the Dozen
as Lady Cathy Brooke1949 That Dangerous Age
as Alice Tiflin1949 The Red Pony
as Muriel Blandings1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
as Nora Charles1947 Song of the Thin Man
as Mrs. Ashton (uncredited)1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
as Judge Margaret Turner1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
as Milly Stephenson1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
as Jane Budden Maxim1946 So Goes My Love
as Nora Charles1944 The Thin Man Goes Home
as herself1943 Show-Business at War
as Susan Ireland1941 Love Crazy
as Nora Charles1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
as Kay Wilson1940 I Love You Again
as Margot Sherwood Merrick1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
as herself1940 Northward, Ho!
as Nora Charles1939 Another Thin Man
as Lady Edwina Esketh1939 The Rains Came
as Cora Jordan1939 Lucky Night
as Alma Harding1938 Too Hot to Handle
as Self (uncredited)1938 Another Romance of Celluloid
as Ann "Thursday" Barton1938 Test Pilot
as Mimi Swift1938 Man-Proof
as Katie O'Shea1937 Parnell
as Margit Agnew1937 Double Wedding
as Irene Campton1936 Petticoat Fever
as Billie Burke1936 The Great Ziegfeld
as Nora Charles1936 After the Thin Man
as Constance 'Connie' Allenbury1936 Libeled Lady
as Linda Stanhope1936 Wife vs. Secretary
as Mary Wallace1936 To Mary - with Love
as Vivian Palmer1935 Whipsaw
as Sheila Mason1935 Wings in the Dark
as Nora Charles1934 The Thin Man
as Evelyn Prentice1934 Evelyn Prentice
as Laura Hudson1934 Men in White
as Alice 'Princess' Higgins1934 Broadway Bill
as Eleanor Packer1934 Manhattan Melodrama
as Annemarie, aka Fräulein Doktor and Helena Bohlen1934 Stamboul Quest
as Gertie Waxted1933 Penthouse
as Coco1933 Topaze
as Wife of Brazilian Pilot1933 Night Flight
as Mary1933 When Ladies Meet
as Belle Mercer1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
as Diana 'Di' Standing1933 The Barbarian
as Herself (uncredited)1933 Scarlet River
as Countess Isabelle 'Izzy' Smith Marlin1932 Emma
as Becky Sharp1932 Vanity Fair
as Fah Lo See1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu
as Cecilia "Cee" Henry Collier1932 The Animal Kingdom
as Myra1932 New Morals for Old
as Countess Valentine1932 Love Me Tonight
as Sari Loder1932 The Woman in Room 13
as Eileen Pinchon1932 The Wet Parade
as Ursula Georgi1932 Thirteen Women
as Kay Graham1931 Transatlantic
as Elaine Brandon1931 Consolation Marriage
as Mrs. Joyce Lanyon1931 Arrowsmith
as Alice Lester1931 Body and Soul
as Queen Morgan le Fay / Evil Sister in Mansion1931 A Connecticut Yankee
as Evie Lawrence1931 Rebound
as Flo Curtis1931 Hush Money
as Paula Lambert1931 Skyline
as Lola Bland1930 The Last of the Duanes
as Mary Crayle1930 The Devil to Pay!
as Mildred Vane1930 The Jazz Cinderella
as Narita1930 Cock o' the Walk
as (uncredited)1930 The Bad Man
as Lolita Romero1930 Under a Texas Moon
as Moira1930 Isle of Escape
as Sophie1930 Bride of the Regiment
as Lea1930 Cameo Kirby
as Eleanore1930 Renegades
as Linda Gregory1930 The Naughty Flirt
as Nubi1929 The Squall
as Yasmani1929 The Black Watch
as Showgirl / Slave Girl1929 Noah's Ark
as Myrna1929 Fancy Baggage
as Rose Duhamel1929 Hardboiled Rose
as Native Girl1929 Evidence
as Manuella1929 The Great Divide
as Azuri1929 The Desert Song
as Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Chinese Fantasy' Numbers1929 Show of Shows
as Tiza Torreon1928 Turn Back the Hours
as Gertie Fairfax1928 The Midnight Taxi
as Sadie1928 State Street Sadie
as Vamp1928 What Price Beauty?
as Jetta - Girl in Singapore (uncredited)1928 A Girl in Every Port
as Self (1928, 1930)1928 Fashion News
as Convict Behind Manon (uncredited)1927 When a Man Loves
as Mary Carlton1927 The Girl from Chicago
as Belinda White1927 Bitter Apples
as Chorus Girl (uncredited)1927 The Jazz Singer
as Vamp1927 Finger Prints
as Mulatta1927 The Heart of Maryland
as Countess Veya1927 The Climbers
as Mai - Lady in Waiting1926 Don Juan
as Sally Short1926 Why Girls Go Back Home
as Bit Part (uncredited)1926 The Love Toy
as Roma1926 Across the Pacific
as Lalle's Maid (uncredited)1926 So This Is Paris
as Bit Part (uncredited)1926 The Third Degree
as Inez Quartz1926 The Gilded Highway
as Maid1926 The Cave Man
as Living Statue1926 The Exquisite Sinner
as Herself (uncredited)1925 1925 Studio Tour
as Slave Girl (uncredited)1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
as Chorus Girl with Lord Wainwright (uncredited)1925 Sporting Life
as Showgirl (uncredited)1925 Pretty Ladies
as Girl at Baccanal (uncredited)1925 The Wanderer

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Full Name: Myrna Adele Williams
Born: Wednesday, 08/02 1905 (August) in Radersburg, Montana (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 12/14 1993 (December) in New York City (aged: 88)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harvard-Westlake School, Venice High School
Employer: Warner Bros.
Spouses (current/former): John Hertz, Jr., Howland H. Sargeant, Arthur Hornblow, Jr., Gene Markey
Other names for Myrna Loy (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Мирна Лой"
"Myrna Adele Williams"
Myrna Loy frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (32x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (31x, Crew)
Clark Gable (27x, Actor)
William Powell (27x, Actor)
Darryl F. Zanuck (19x, Crew)
Spencer Tracy (19x, Actor)
Joan Crawford (17x, Actress)
Adrian (15x, Crew)
Jean Harlow (14x, Actress)
Edwin B. Willis (14x, Crew)
William Axt (14x, Crew)
Ida Lupino (8x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8605, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 10/22/2021