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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Mimi Weber (1927-2007) -- Clients represented: Pam Dawber, Harry Guardino, Myrna Loy, George Maharis and Nick Nolte; first woman elected to the National Conference of Personal Managers.
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.
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Ken Kristensen, a screenwriter/producer who works out with his wire-fox terrier, Myrna Loy, said: "Working out with your dog strengthens the bond between the two of you, and the dog comes to respect you as its leader.
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Detective drama, starring Peter Falk, John Cassavetes and Myrna Loy.
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