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Myrna Loy (1905)

Originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp, film actress Myrna Loy soon earned praise for her witty sophistication in 1934's The Thin Man. By 1936, she was a top box-office draw. Offscreen, she was never associated with Hollywood glamour or scandal. Instead, she was one of the few actors to protest against the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the McCarthy era. Her outspokenness on another issue resulted in her inclusion on what world leader's personal blacklist? More...
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Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.

- Myrna Loy
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American actress Myrna Loy began her screen career as treacherous femme fatales and rose to star status in the 1930s through roles of elegant, casual and ingenious.

Daughter of a ranch owner, born August 2, 1905 in Radersburg, Montana, Myrna Loy (real name Myrna Williams) moved to Los Angeles in 1918. She worked for a time as a dancer in a singing number, then landed a small role in the version of Ben-Hur produced in 1925. The young woman subsequently played increasingly important roles, notably in Arrowsmith (1931), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932, Le Masque d ' gold ) and Love Me Tonight(1932), and came to personify the foreign femme fatale in the eyes of the American public. It comes off when this model portrays a wise and experienced teacher torn between not very honest player (Clark Gable) and a staid lawyer (William Powell) in Manhattan Melodrama (1934, Public Enemy n o 1 ) . She meets Powell in The Thin Man (1934, L'Introuvable ), where they play the role of the couple of detectives Nick and Nora Charles. The duo they form will reappear in total in thirteen films, often playing the witty, sophisticated, Martini-loving couple Charles, or similar characters. The popularity of The Thin Manwill indeed give rise to many sequels, After the Thin Man (1936, Nick plays and wins ) being often cited as the best opus in the series. Other notable films Myrna Loy during this period include The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Libeled Lady (1936), Test Pilot (1938, test pilot ), The Rains Came (1939 Monsoon ), I Love You Again (1940, Monsieur Wilson loses his mind ) and Love Crazy (1941, Folie Douce ). The image Myrna Loy displays on screen appeals to both men and women.



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I loved her in the Thin Man films - a strong confident woman, instead of the damsels in distress or the vamps -
and a portrayal of a sexy and flirtatious marriage, rather than the more common portrayal of all the excitement stopping when a couple got safely married!

https://youtu.be/6Cg40zvIPeU


And obviously a smart ad libber!
https://youtu.be/UnQ-YWhPVZo


https://youtu.be/2HmDRXsI9HY



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We watched one of the Thin Man movies a few days ago.
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Loy was born Myrna Adele Williams in Helena, Montana,[2][3] to Adelle Mae (née Johnson) and rancher David Franklin Williams, in nearby Radersburg. Her paternal grandparents were natives of Wales, and her maternal grandparents were Swedish and Scottish.
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