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Myrna Loy

Stage Name

Birth Name

Myrna Loy Myrna Adele Williams
   

    Named after a train station by her father. Myrna Williams made her Stage debut at age twelve at Helena's Marlow Theater in a dance she choreographed, which was based on "The Blue Bird" from the Rose Dream Operetta. At the age of 13, Myrna's father died of influenza and the rest of the family moved to Los Angeles. She was discovered by Mrs. Rudolph Valentino dancing in the chorus in the "Ten Commandments" at Grauman's Chinese Theater at age 18 (1923.)

    Myrna started her film career in silents such as "What Price Beauty" (1925.) By 1936 she was voted and named Queen of the Movies by the public and received an honorary Academy Award in 1991. Her Hobbies were Sculpting and You guessed it ... Dancing.    Myrna would live to be 88 years old in 1993, in total she had appeared in a whopping 129 motion pictures.

Myrna Loy Autograph

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Raidersburg, Mo
8/2/1905 - 12/14/1993 Arthur Hornblow (1936) n/a
            John Hertz Jr. (1942)      
            Gene Markey (1946)      
            Howland H. Sergeant (1951)      

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballroom   n/a     n/a  
Chorus            
Jazz            

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a Grauman's Theater 1923 - Ten Commandments
      Marlow Theater 1925 - Pretty Ladies
        1973 - The Woman

Films

Television

(Other)

$1927 - Don Juan n/a 12/1934 - True Confessions Magazine
$1927 - The Jazz Singer       5/1936 - Photoplay Magazine
$1932 - The Mask of Fu Man Chu       6/5/1937 - Literary Digest Magazine
$1934 - Broadway Bill       6/8/1937 - Look Magazine
$1934 - Evelyn Prentice       7/1938 - True Story Magazine
$1934 - Manhattan Melodrama       9/1939 - Modern Screen Magazine
$1934 - The Thin Man       1987 - Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming
$1936 - After the Thin Man       1996 - William Powell and Myrna Loy
$1936 - Libeled Lady            
$1936 - the Great Ziegfeld            
$1938 - Too Hot To Handle            
$1939 - Another Thin Man            
$1940 - I Love You Again            
$1941 - Love Crazy            
$1941 - Shadow of the Thin Man            
$1945 - Thin Man Goes Home            
$1947 - Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer            
$1947 - Song of the Thin Man            
$1949 - The Red Pony            
$1950 - Cheaper by the Dozen            
$1964 - MGM's Big Parade of Comedy            
$1991 - Hollywood Remembers Myrna            
  • NOTE: Sometimes known as 'Caterina Williams'

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