Loy, Myrna

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Loy, Myrna (b. Myrna Williams)

(1905–93) actress; born in Raidersburg, Mont. She began her film career as an exotic vamp, but her gift for comedy emerged in The Thin Man (1934). By 1936 she was the top feminine box-office draw, and she was awarded an honorary Oscar in 1991. Offscreen she was never associated with the world of Hollywood glamour and scandal, but she did have a lively social conscience and during the McCarthy era she was among the few actors who protested the treatment of actors by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
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The Best Years of Our Lives' is a true Hollywood classic, starring some of the greatest actors that Hollywood has known such as Fredric Marc, Teresa Wright, Harold Russel and Myrna Loy.
The splendid Myrna Loy had to wait until 1991, two years before her death, for - you guessed it - an honorary Oscar, the Academy's equivalent of flowers grabbed from a petrol station forecourt on Valentine's Day.
Actores arall a wnaeth enw da iddi ei hun yn ystod hanner cynta'r 20fed ganrif, a'i gwreiddiau hithau yng Nghymru, ac yn perfformio yn yr un ffilm hwnnw, Thirteen Women, gyda Peg Entwistle, oedd Myrna Loy (1905-93).
Jose Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Susan Hayward, Buster Keaton, Alan Ladd, Hedy Lamarr, Janet Leigh, Peter Lorre, Myrna Loy, the Marx brothers, Ethel Merman, Maureen OAEHara, Anthony Perkins, Jane Russell, Barbara Stanwyck, Gloria Swanson, Shirley Temple, Orson Welles, Mae West, and Shelley Winters.
It was an era where Hollywood was dominated by the legendary stars of the MGM stable, among them Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Jean Harlow, Robert Montgomery, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
We chewed sweet alfalfa stems and spun grand tales of future travels and careers that would rival movie queens Loretta Young and Myrna Loy.
Her costars in the salmagundi cast included Charlton Heston, Karen Black, Myrna Loy, Helen Reddy, and Linda Blair.
Her purpose is not to put the marriage movie on the couch, wax on about cultural currents or to pontificate about gender-related issues, but simply to enumerate and categorize how countless features--both classics (The Thin Man series with that wifely ideal Myrna Loy opposite debonair detective William Powell) and less-familiar fare (Bette Davis in the divorce-centric Payment on Demand with Barry Sullivan) portrayed such bonds, for better or for worse.
MR BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE BBC2 12NOON City slickers Cary Grant and Myrna Loy renovate a ramshackle house in the country.
Then there were the softer, looser bobs worn in the 1930s by Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy.
These included Sherlock Holmes star Basil Rathbone, Mrs Minerva star Greer Garson, heartthrob Ronald Coleman and spectacular beauties like Myrna Loy and Rosalind Russell.
IN THE last in the series, Paul Merton finds out how Louise B Mayer oversaw the work of legendary producer Irving Thalberg, widely regarded as a genius and responsible for MGM's glamorous golden age, and cementing the careers of the likes of Norma Shearer (who married Thalberg in 1927), Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy.