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Miriam Hopkins ACTOR


Miriam Hopkins was born on October 18th, 1902 in Savannah, Georgia with the birth name Ellen Miriam Hopkins.  She was born into a very financially stable family, therefore allowing her to receive her education at some of the more prominent known schools such as Goddard Seminary in Plainfield, Vermont and Syracuse University in New York.
Hopkins then went on to study dance in new York and by the age of twenty she was performing as a chorus girl.  She then gained more experience over a number of years working as a stage performer in musicals as well as working in various stock companies on the east coast.

Hopkins then decided to try her luck at working in the film industry and she soon signed a contract with Paramount Pictures.  She began with appearing on such films as, "Fast and Loose" (1930), "24 Hours" (1931), "The Smiling Lieutenant" (1931), "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1931), "World and the Flesh" (1932), "Dancers in the Dark" (1932) and "Two Kinds of Woman" (1932).
As her career progressed she continued to receive rave reviews from critics and film roles were constantly being offered to her.  In the mid 30's she appeared on the silver screen in such films as, "The Story of Temple Drake" (1933), "All of Me" (1934) and "The Old Maid" (1939). 

As she began to continue to seek after more film roles, they were becoming less available to her in the mid 40's and therefore she returned back to working as a stage actress.  She was offered in 1949 the role of, Lavinia Penniman in the film, "The Heiress" (1949) and about three more film roles were given to her in the 1950's, but for the most part she remained making a living as a stage actress and occasional television appearances.
In 1970, Miriam Hopkins appeared on the big screen for her final film role in, "Savage Intruder" (1970).  She married a total of four times throughout her life.  First to Brandon Peters in 1926 and they were only together through 1931.  Her second husband was Austin Parker for a brief one year marriage.  She then chose to wed director Anatole Litvak in 1937 and this marriage was also short lived.  Her fourth and final husband was Raymond B. Brock in 1945 and this marriage also did not survive ending in 1951.  She never had any of her own biological children, but did adopt a son, Michael.
On October 9th, 1972, Miriam Hopkins passed away in New York City after suffering from a heart attack.
She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the Motion Picture Industry and to Television.   


1970 Savage Intruder
1969 The Flying Nun
1966 The Chase
1964 Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure 
1964 The Outer Limits
1963 Route 66
1954-1962 G.E. True Theater 
1961 The Children's Hour 
1961 The Investigators
1961 Play of the Week
1957 Matinee Theatre
1957 Climax!
1955 Studio One in Hollywood
1955 The Ray Milland Show: Meet Mr. McNulty
1951-1955 Lux Video Theatre
1954 The Whistler
1953 The Philip Morris Playhouse 
1952 Curtain Call 
1952 Carrie 
1952 The Outcasts of Poker Flat 
1951 The Mating Season 
1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 
1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 
1949 The Heiress 
1943 Old Acquaintance 
1942 A Gentleman After Dark
1940 Lady with Red Hair
1940 Virginia City
1937 Wise Girl 
1937 Woman Chases Man
1937 The Woman I Love 
1936 Men Are Not Gods
1936 These Three
1935 Splendor
1935 Barbary Coast
1935 Becky Sharp 
1934 The Richest Girl in the World 
1934 She Loves Me Not
1934 All of Me 
1933 Design for Living 
1933 The Stranger's Return
1933 The Story of Temple Drake 
1932 Trouble in Paradise 
1932 World and the Flesh
1932 Dancers in the Dark
1932 Two Kinds of Women
1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1931 24 Hours
1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
1930 Fast and Loose
1928 The Home Girl  

Matinee Classics - The Children's Hour starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin, Veronica Cartwright, Mimi Gibson, William Mims, Sally Brophy and Hope Summers

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