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Myrna Loy

Actress Myrna Loy

Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: 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).

Born: August 2, 1905
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Died: December 14, 1993 (aged 88)

Married Life

  • 1942-06-06 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City
  • 1951-06-02 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant

Historical Events

  • 1946-11-21 "The Best Years of Our Lives", film directed by William Wyler, based on MacKinlay Kantor's novella Glory for Me, starring Myrna Loy and Fredric March, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1947)

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