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Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy's biography

Myrna Loy is 88 years old dancer born at Helena. She was born on Wednesday 2nd of August 1905. She is often nicknamed as Queen of HollywoodThe Perfect WifeQueen of the MoviesMinnie. According to year of birth 1905 she belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 2nd of August means she is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.She was married 4 times.

She is native english speaker. She is citizen of United States of America. She is an adherent of methodism. Her primary profession is to be dancer. You can know her also as stage actor, film actor, television actor. She is recently known as actor.

Myrna Loy's family

Myrna Loy's ex spouses

Gene Markey

Myrna Loy and Gene Markey have been together since 1946 for 4 years. He is known as military officer. Her ex spouse was born on Wednesday 11th of December 1895 in Jackson. Her ex spouse died on Thursday 1st of May 1980 in Miami Beach. Gene Markey was 75 years old, when this happened.

Arthur Hornblow Jr.

Myrna Loy and Arthur Hornblow Jr. have been together since 1936 for 6 years. He is known as film producer. Her ex spouse was born on Wednesday 15th of March 1893 in New York City. Her ex spouse died on Saturday 17th of July 1976 in New York City. Arthur Hornblow Jr. was 71 years old, when this happened.

John Hertz, Jr.

Myrna Loy and John Hertz, Jr. have been together since 1942 for 2 years.

Howland H. Sargeant

Myrna Loy and Howland H. Sargeant have been together since 1951 for 9 years.

Myrna Loy's schools

We found 2 schools She attended. Complete list of schools: Harvard-Westlake School, Venice High School.

Myrna Loy's career

Her main focus is to be dancer.

How did Myrna Loy die

She died on on Tuesday 14th of December 1993 when he was 88 years old at New York City. Myrna Loys death was caused by complications from surgery.

Awards and competitions

Myrna Loy's Awards

  • One of a handful of great movie stars never nominated for an acting Oscar, she received an honorary Academy Award in 1991.
  • Myrna enrolled at Venice High School -- a school which later named its annual speech and drama awards 'Myrnas'.
  • Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center in 1988.
  • Received a Honorary Academy Award in the same year as Sophia Loren.
  • She appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).

Myrna Loy's Nominations

  • Starred in six Oscar Best Picture nominees: Arrowsmith (1931), The Thin Man (1934), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Libeled Lady (1936), Test Pilot (1938) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). The Great Ziegfeld and The Best Years of Our Lives both won.

What Myrna Loy has done for a first time

  • Some of her biggest fans included James Stewart, Winston Churchill, and the Roosevelts. Franklin D. Roosevelt invited to the White House early on in his administration, and she became very friendly with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • First Actress to work for the UN (UNESCO).
  • Appeared in the first feature film with synchronized sound (Don Juan (1926)) and first feature film with audible dialog (The Jazz Singer (1927)).

Myrna Loy's quotes

  • [on her work with William Powell] I never enjoyed my work more than when I worked with William Powell. He was a brilliant actor, a delightful companion, a great friend and, above all, a true gentleman.
  • Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.
  • I was a homely kid with freckles that came out every spring and stuck on me till Christmas.
  • [on her screen test for Cobra (1925)] I rushed out of the projection room, ran home and cried for hours. I was really ashamed of myself. It was so awful . . .
  • [Challenging MGM bosses in the 1930s] Why does every black person in the movies have to play a servant? How about a black person walking up the steps of a courthouse carrying a briefcase?
  • [Referring to her "perfect wife" typecasting] Some perfect wife I am. I've been married four times, divorced four times, have no children, and can't boil an egg.
  • [on Liza Minnelli] I love Liza. She is so original. People speak of her in terms of her mother, but she is herself, very definitely. A good, strong, unique person.
  • [on Rex Harrison] Rex Harrison was in a strange kind of mood in Midnight Lace (1960), no doubt because his wife Kay Kendall had died. He had very little time for me or anybody else, as far as I could tell; he did his job and that was it.
  • [on Tyrone Power] A lovely gentleman with a great quality of imagination.
  • [on Ronald Reagan] I never worked with Ronald Reagan. I'm not happy that he's President. I was willing to give him a chance. But he's destroying everything now I've lived my life for.
  • [on Joan Crawford] Joan never complained about her difficult children. Christina and Christopher made me glad I didn't have children.
  • [on changing the direction of her career in the 1930s] I finally got fired because they ran out of hussies to play.
  • [on Adolphe Menjou] He was a dyed-in-the-wool Republican. He just didn't know the truth when he saw it.
  • My parents were more liberal than most people from Montana. My family was always involved in politics. I think all decent families should be.
  • [on The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)] Probably my finest film.
  • William Powell had that marvelous subtlety that was so compatible with my style of acting. He was a very witty man, a great wit, and knew how to use it.
  • [on working for M-G-M] It was the hardest work in the world. You got up at 4:30 a.m. so you could be at the studio by 7 and on the set by 9. They were very long hours. I complain about it now, but I always thrived on it. It served as an outlet for me.
  • I had never been considered funny. Oh, no! I was deadly serious. I was terribly serious. I must have been a bore for some people.
  • [on her off-screen friendship with on-screen romantic partner William Powell] I think we were too much alike for a romance.
  • [on resisting advances from male colleagues] Being considered a lady was certainly an advantage in life. Although it didn't make much of a difference where sex was involved. It didn't help me at all. They still tried.
  • You know, the truth was, I wasn't the perfect wife in the movies. I was the wife everyone wanted, but not the quintessential wife. I was someone fun to be around, not the woman in the apron. Now, don't you think that's so much better?

Myrna Loy's body shape

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