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MYRNA LOY BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Myrna Loy was born on August 2nd, 1905 in Radersburg, Montana with the birth name Myrna Adele Williams.  Her mother was Della Williams, a talented pianist.  Many remember her for her role portraying, Nora Charles in six of the, “Thin Man” Movies.  At the age of thirteen her father passed away and her family relocated to Los Angeles, California.  She received her early years education in Los Angeles, California at the Westlake School for Girls.
 
She began working as a stage actress at the age of fifteen appearing in local productions where she received a small amount of money to help financially support her family.  Soon was seen by Rudolph Valentino wife and was given a role in a number of films, with her first being, “What Price Beauty?” (1925) followed by a role in, “Pretty Ladies” (1925). 
 
As the film era transitioned from silent films to sound, Myrna did so too with ease.  She soon landed a contract with Warner Brothers after appearing in the film, “Satan in Sables” (1925) followed by roles in such films as, “The Caveman” (1926) and “Bitter Apples” (1927).  Myrna continued to get roles but just minor small parts that really never showed what a talented actress she was.  Finally when her contract with Warner Brothers came to an end, MGM agreed to sign her and she began getting decent roles in films that showed her true talent.
 
Some of her better roles were in such films as, “The Prizefighter and the Lady” (1933) and “The Thin Man” (1934) which became the serials she is most remembered for.
 
As her career progressed roles were become less available to her and in 1960 she was in the film, “Midnight Lace”, which did not follow with another film role until 1969.  Her final film role was in 1981 on a television movie called, "Summer Solstice”.
 
Myrna married a total of four times throughout her lifetime.  Her first husband was Arthur Hornblow Jr. whom she wed in 1936 and divorced in 1942.  She then married John Hurtz Jr. from 1942 through 1944.  Her third husband was Gene Markey in 1946 and they were together until  1950. Myrna then chose to wed for her fourth and final time to Howland H. Sergeant in 1951 and again this marriage was short lived lasting only until 1960.  She never had any children and did not choose to marry again.
 
Her final public appearance was in 1991 during the ceremony where she received her lifetime achievement award at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards which she did via satellite television.
 
Myrna then passed away at the age of eighty eight on December 14th, 1993 in New York City, New York after suffering complications during a surgical procedure.  Her remains were interred in a cemetery in Helena, Montana.  


Filmography

1982 Love, Sidney 
1981 Summer Solstice 
1980 Just Tell Me What You Want 
1978 The End
1977 It Happened at Lakewood Manor 
1974 Airport 1975 
1974 The Elevator 
1974 Indict and Convict
1973 Ironside 
1972 The Couple Takes a Wife
1972 Columbo
1971 Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate
1971 Death Takes a Holiday
1969 The April Fools
1967 The Virginian
1967 Family Affair 
1960 Midnight Lace 
1960 From the Terrace
1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson
1959 Meet Me in St. Louis
1958 Lonelyhearts
1957 Schlitz Playhouse 
1955-1957 G.E. True Theater
1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
1952 Belles on Their Toes 
1950 Cheaper by the Dozen
1949 If This Be Sin 
1949 The Red Pony 
1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House 
1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
1947 Song of the Thin Man 
1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives 
1946 So Goes My Love 
1945 The Thin Man Goes Home 
1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
1941 Love Crazy 
1940 Third Finger, Left Hand 
1940 I Love You Again
1939 Another Thin Man
1939 The Rains Came 
1939 Lucky Night 
1938 Too Hot to Handle
1938 Test Pilot
1938 Man-Proof 
1937 Double Wedding 
1937 Parnell
1936 After the Thin Man
1936 Libeled Lady
1936 To Mary - with Love 
1936 The Great Ziegfeld
1936 Petticoat Fever 
1936 Wife vs. Secretary
1935 Whipsaw
1935 Wings in the Dark
1934 Broadway Bill
1934 Evelyn Prentice
1934 Stamboul Quest
1934 The Thin Man
1934 Manhattan Melodrama
1934 Men in White
1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady 
1933 Night Flight
1933 Penthouse
1933 When Ladies Meet
1933 The Barbarian 
1933 Topaze
1932 The Animal Kingdom
1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu
1932 Thirteen Women
1932 Love Me Tonight 
1932 New Morals for Old
1932 The Woman in Room 13 
1932 The Wet Parade 
1932 Vanity Fair 
1932 Emma
1931 Arrowsmith 
1931 Consolation Marriage 
1931 Skyline
1931 Transatlantic 
1931 Rebound 
1931 Hush Money 
1931 A Connecticut Yankee 
1931 Body and Soul 
1931 The Naughty Flirt 
1930 The Devil to Pay
1930 Rogue of the Rio Grande 
1930 The Truth About Youth 
1930 Renegades 
1930 The Bad Man 
1930 The Jazz Cinderella 
1930 The Last of the Duanes
1930 Bride of the Regiment 
1930 Cock o' the Walk
1930 Under a Texas Moon 
1930 Isle of Escape 
1930 Cameo Kirby 
1929 The Show of Shows 
1929 Evidence
1929 The Great Divide 
1929 The Squall 
1929 The Black Watch 
1929 The Desert Song
1929 Hardboiled Rose
1929 Fancy Baggage
1928 Noah's Ark 
1928 The Midnight Taxi 
1928 State Street Sadie 
1928 Pay as You Enter 
1928 The Crimson City 
1928 Turn Back the Hours 
1928 A Girl in Every Port
1928 Beware of Married Men 
1927 Ham and Eggs at the Front 
1927 If I Were Single 
1927 The Girl from Chicago 
1927 The Jazz Singer 
1927 A Sailor's Sweetheart 
1927 The Heart of Maryland
1927 Simple Sis 
1927 The Climbers 
1927 Bitter Apples
1927 When a Man Loves
1927 Finger Prints
1926 The Third Degree
1926 Across the Pacific 
1926 Don Juan
1926 So This Is Paris 
1926 Exquisite Sinner
1926 The Gilded Highway
1926 Why Girls Go Back Home 
1926 The Love Toy
1926 The Caveman
1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
1925 Sporting Life
1925 Pretty Ladies
1925 The Wanderer
1925 What Price Beauty? 





Matinee Classics - After the Thin Man starring William Powell, Myrna Loy and James Stewart
Matinee Classics - Song of the Thin Man starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell, Philip Reed, Patricia Morison, Leon Ames, Gloria Grahame, Jayne Meadows and Ralph Morgan
Matinee Classics - Men in White starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Allan, Otto Kruger, C. Henry Gordon, Russell Hardie, Wallace Ford, Henry B. Walthall, Russell Hopton, Samuel S. Hinds, Frank Puglia, Leo Chalzel and Donald Douglas
Matinee Classics - Myrna Loy
Matinee Classics - Noah's Ark starring Dolores Costello, George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Louise Fazenda, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, John Wayne and Andy Devine
Matinee Classics - Shadow of the Thin Man starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed, Sam Levene, Alan Baxter, Henry O'Neill, Dickie Hall, Stella Adler, Loring Smith, Joseph Anthony, Lou Lubin and Louise Beavers
Matinee Classics - Shadow of the Thin Man starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed, Sam Levene, Alan Baxter, Henry O'Neill, Dickie Hall, Stella Adler, Loring Smith, Joseph Anthony, Lou Lubin and Louise Beavers
Matinee Classics - Shadow of the Thin Man starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed, Sam Levene, Alan Baxter, Henry O'Neill, Dickie Hall, Stella Adler, Loring Smith, Joseph Anthony, Lou Lubin and Louise Beavers
Matinee Classics - The Animal Kingdom starring Leslie Howard, Ann Harding, Myrna Loy, William Gargan, Neil Hamilton, Ilka Chase, Henry Stephenson, Leni Stengel and Don Dillaway
Matinee Classics - The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport, Johnny Sands, Don Beddoe and Lillian Randolph


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