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Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy
from the trailer for
Libeled Lady (1936)
Personal information
Birth nameMyrna Adele Williams
Birth dateAugust 2, 1905
Place of birthHelena, Montana, U.S.
Date of deathDecember 14, 1993(age 88)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1925 - 1982
SpouseArthur Hornblow, Jr. (1936 - 1942; divorced)
John Hertz, Jr. (1942 - 1944; divorced)
Gene Markey (1946 - 1950; divorced)
Howland H. Sargeant (1951 - 1960; divorced)

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Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 - December 14, 1993) was an American actress. Trained as a dancer, she devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. Originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, her career prospects improved following her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934). Her successful pairing with William Powell resulted in 14 films together, including five subsequent Thin Man films.

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