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Miriam Hopkins

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The Richest... Returning to America for the first time since infancy-and wanting to keep... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

Virginia City ... Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, Humphrey Bogart. Based on the true... more info $13.46was $17.99 Buy Now

These Three ... College friends Karen Wright (Merle Oberon) and Martha Dobie (Miriam Hopkins)... more info $15.95was $21.99 Buy Now

Barbary Coast ... Oscar nominee Miriam Hopkins and Oscar winner Edward G. Robinson star in this... more info $16.46was $21.99 Buy Now

Old... Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins star as two jealous lady novelists who interfere... more info $11.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Hollywood... By 1970, the once golden age of Hollywood glamour and stardom was a tragic last... more info $9.95was $16.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Ellen Miriam Hopkins Died: October 9, 1972
Born: October 18, 1902 Cause of Death: coronary attack
Birth Place: Bainbridge, Georgia, USA Profession: Cast ... actor chorus girl


This highly talented blonde Broadway actress possessed an intriguing, husky voice and a brittle, sometimes twitchy yet sexy style. An off-beat combination of a vivacious Southern belle and an insecure yet superior modern woman, Hopkins signed as a leading lady with Paramount in 1930 and gained early stardom for her roles in productions including the delightful Ernst Lubitsch musical "The Smiling Lieutenant" (1931) and Rouben Mamoulian's striking "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1932). In Lubitsch's masterpiece, "Trouble in Paradise" (1932), she displayed a sharp talent for sly, sophisticated banter, and she won an Oscar nomination in the title role of Mamoulian's "Becky Sharp" (1935). The feisty, intelligent Hopkins gave what is probably her finest dramatic performance in William Wyler's sterling if significantly altered adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play "The Children's Hour," "These Three" (1936).


drednm ( 2006-06-19 )

Source: Internet Broadway Database

Miriam Hopkins originated the role of Julie in JEZEBEL on Broadway in 1933. The film role went to Bette Davis, who won her second Oscar for the part.

Falconlair ( 2007-09-14 )

Source: I am writing a biography of Miriam Hopkins and have interviewed her family.

Miriam Hopkins was actually born in Savannah, Georgia. She spent several years of her childhood in Bainbridge where her mother was born and her grandmother lived. For some reason she told early studio biographers that she was born in Bainbridge, perhaps to get the impression that she was a small town girl that made good.

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