Myrna Loy


Actor
Myrna Loy

About

Also Known As
Myrna Williams
Birth Place
Raidersburg, Montana, USA
Born
August 02, 1905
Died
December 14, 1993
Cause of Death
Complications From Surgery

Biography

Myrna Loy was one of Hollywood's most popular actresses of the 1930s and maintained that stardom for decades. She came to embody the perfect wife--sympathetic, wise and sexy--opposite William Powell, Clark Gable and others. Loy was the ultimate proof that marriage and companionship in the movies need not be an exercise in mutual henpecking or a mere happy ending, but rather something fun...

Photos & Videos

The Great Ziegfeld - Publicity Stills
Love Crazy - Movie Poster
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House - Lobby Card

Family & Companions

Arthur Hornblow Jr
Husband
Producer. Married 1936-42.
John Hertz Jr
Husband
Car-rental and advertising executive. Married 1942-44; heir to the Hertz Rent-a-Car company fortune.
Gene Markey
Husband
Producer, screenwriter. Married 1946-50.
Howland Sergeant
Husband
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for public affairs. Married 1951-60.

Bibliography

"Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming"
Myrna Loy and James Kotsilibas-Davis, Alfred A. Knopf (1987)
"Myrna Loy"
Karyn Kay, Pyramid Books (1977)

Notes

Myrna Loy twice made the annual nationwide exhibitors poll of top ten boxoffice stars, placing 10th in 1937 and 8th in 1938.

She was former advisor and officer, National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing.

Biography

Myrna Loy was one of Hollywood's most popular actresses of the 1930s and maintained that stardom for decades. She came to embody the perfect wife--sympathetic, wise and sexy--opposite William Powell, Clark Gable and others. Loy was the ultimate proof that marriage and companionship in the movies need not be an exercise in mutual henpecking or a mere happy ending, but rather something fun and exciting in and of itself.

A former dancer, Loy began in films as a bit player from the mid-20s and was primarily cast as mysterious, exotic types for the first decade of her career. Loy entertainingly wrecked many a home and stole many a leading man (however temporarily) from the arms of his wife or fiance in films including "The Squall" (1929) and "Consolation Marriage" (1931). She occasionally snagged a more realistic or sympathetic part, as in "Cock of the Walk" (1930) or "Arrowsmith" (1931), but Loy's dominant image was summed up in films like "13 Women" (1932), in which her vengeful half-caste murders the sorority sisters who snubbed her long ago, and "The Mask of Fu Manchu" (1932), as the title villain's daughter, gleefully whipping his white captives.

In retrospect, 1932 began the real turnaround in Loy's career, her delightful flair for comedy first highlighted with her supporting performance as the man-hungry Vantine in Rouben Mamoulian's musical masterpiece "Love Me Tonight" (1932). She also provided sophisticated competition for nominal star Ann Harding in "The Animal Kingdom" (1932) and "When Ladies Meet" (1933) and brought her trademark subdued sexiness to an early important lead opposite John Barrymore in the whimsical "Topaze" (1933).

Stardom awaited her, and, in 1934, W.S. Van Dyke cast Loy opposite ideal co-star William Powell in the first of the hugely successful "Thin Man" comedy-mysteries, confirming her as a favorite with movie audiences around the country. Her Nora Charles came from money but was eager for thrills, and so she pushed husband and former detective Nick into one comic adventure after another as he solved seemingly impenetrable whodunits. Loy's best non-"Thin Man" films opposite Powell (with whom she made 14 joint appearances in all) include the drama "Evelyn Prentice" (1934) and the screwball farces "Libeled Lady" (1936), "I Love You Again" (1940) and "Love Crazy" (1941). Her best efforts with Clark Gable, meanwhile, include "Wife vs. Secretary" (1936) and Loy's own personal favorite among her starring vehicles, "Test Pilot" (1938). Her popularity peaked in the late 30s, and when Gable was voted "King of Hollywood" in a popularity poll, Myrna Loy was right beside him as elected "Queen."

Increasingly active in politics after her WWII service with the Red Cross (she was a founding member of the Committee for the First Amendment), Loy continued a career distinguished by her fine performance opposite Fredric March in William Wyler's Oscar-winning study of postwar readjustment, "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946). She also extended her perfect wife image opposite Cary Grant in the delightful "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948) and the enjoyable "Cheaper by the Dozen" (1950) opposite Clifton Webb. She became very active in promoting liberal causes, was a thorn in Richard Nixon's side for decades before it became popular, and was the first film star to work for the United Nations. Loy continued in occasional character roles with star billing from the mid-1950s until the 80s ("Lonelyhearts" 1958, "The April Fools" 1969, "The End" 1977), and ventured successfully into stage work as well. Her final film work was a lovely supporting performance as Alan King's long-suffering secretary in Sidney Lumet's comedy, "Just Tell Me What You Want" (1980). She also performed beautifully opposite Henry Fonda on the TV drama "Summer Solstice" (1981).

Loy's deceptively straightforward artistry kept her from getting the types of flashy roles which netted Oscar nominations, but she was rewarded for her illustrious career with an honorary award in 1990. She was also feted with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kennedy Center in 1988. The first of her four husbands was producer Arthur Hornblow, Jr. (married 1936-42) and the third was screenwriter-producer Gene Markey (married 1946-50).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992)
Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)
The End (1978)
Ants (1977)
It's Showtime (1976)
Herself
Airport '75 (1975)
The Elevator (1974)
Amanda Kenyon
Indict and Convict (1973)
The Couple Takes a Wife (1972)
Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate (1971)
Death Takes a Holiday (1971)
Selena Chapman
The April Fools (1969)
Grace Greenlaw
From the Terrace (1960)
Martha Eaton
Midnight Lace (1960)
Aunt Bea [Coleman]
Lonelyhearts (1958)
Florence Shrike
The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)
Mrs. Cartwright
Belles on Their Toes (1952)
Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
Lillian Gilbreth
The Red Pony (1949)
Alice Tiflin
That Dangerous Age (1949)
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Muriel Blandings
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948)
Mrs. Melvin G. Ashton
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)
[Judge] Margaret [Turner]
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Nora Charles
So Goes My Love (1946)
Jane Budden Maxim
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Milly Stephenson
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Nora Charles
Love Crazy (1941)
Susan Ireland
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Nora [Charles]
I Love You Again (1940)
Kay Wilson
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)
Margot Sherwood Merrick
Another Thin Man (1939)
Nora [Charles]
Lucky Night (1939)
Cora Jordan
The Rains Came (1939)
Lady Edwina Esketh
Too Hot to Handle (1938)
Alma Harding
Test Pilot (1938)
Ann [Thursday] Barton
Man-Proof (1938)
Mimi Swift
Parnell (1937)
Katie [O'Shea]
Double Wedding (1937)
Margit Agnew
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Billie Burke [Ziegfeld]
Petticoat Fever (1936)
Irene Campion
To Mary--With Love (1936)
Mary Wallace
After the Thin Man (1936)
Nora [Charles]
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936)
Linda [Stanhope]
Libeled Lady (1936)
Connie Allenbury
Wings in the Dark (1935)
Sheila Mason
Whipsaw (1935)
Vivian Palmer
The Thin Man (1934)
Nora [Charles]
Evelyn Prentice (1934)
Evelyn Prentice
Men in White (1934)
Laura [Hudson]
Broadway Bill (1934)
The Princess [Alice Higgins]
Stamboul Quest (1934)
Annemarie [also known as Fräulein Doktor and Helena Bohlen]
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Eleanor
Night Flight (1933)
Brazilian pilot's wife
Topaze (1933)
Coco
Penthouse (1933)
Gertie Waxted
The Barbarian (1933)
Diana [Standing]
The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)
Belle [Mercer Morgan]
When Ladies Meet (1933)
Mary [Howard]
Scarlet River (1933)
Herself
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Fah Lo See
New Morals for Old (1932)
Myra
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Countess Valentine
Vanity Fair (1932)
Becky Sharp
The Animal Kingdom (1932)
Cecelia [Henry Collier]
The Woman in Room 13 (1932)
Sari Lodar
Emma (1932)
Isabelle [Countess Marlin]
Thirteen Women (1932)
Ursula Georgi
The Wet Parade (1932)
Eileen Pinchon
Arrowsmith (1931)
Joyce Lanyon
The Naughty Flirt (1931)
Linda Gregory
Consolation Marriage (1931)
Elaine Brandon
Skyline (1931)
Paula Lambert
Rebound (1931)
Evie [Lawrence]
Body and Soul (1931)
Alice Lester, also known as "Pom Pom"
A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
Queen Morgan le Fay/Seductive woman in mansion
Transatlantic (1931)
[Kay Graham] His wife
Hush Money (1931)
Flo Curtis
The Truth About Youth (1930)
Kara, The Firefly
Bride of the Regiment (1930)
Sophie
Cameo Kirby (1930)
Lea
Cock o' the Walk (1930)
Narita
Isle of Escape (1930)
Moira
Jazz Cinderella (1930)
Mildred Vane
Renegades (1930)
Eleanore
Rogue of the Rio Grande (1930)
Carmita
Under a Texas Moon (1930)
Lolita Romero
Last of the Duanes (1930)
Lola
The Devil to Pay (1930)
Mary [Crayle]
The Desert Song (1929)
Azuri
Noah's Ark (1929)
Dancer/slave girl
Evidence (1929)
Native girl
The Show of Shows (1929)
Fancy Baggage (1929)
Myrna
The Squall (1929)
Nubi
The Black Watch (1929)
Yasmani
Hardboiled Rose (1929)
Rose Duhamel
The Great Divide (1929)
Manuella
What Price Beauty (1928)
State Street Sadie (1928)
Isobel/State Street Sadie
Turn Back the Hours (1928)
Tiza Torreon
The Crimson City (1928)
Onoto
The Midnight Taxi (1928)
Gertie Fairfax
Pay As You Enter (1928)
Yvonne de Russo
Beware of Married Men (1928)
Juanita Sheldon
The Heart of Maryland (1927)
Mulatta
Don Juan (1927)
Maia, Lucretia's maid
The Climbers (1927)
Countess Veya
The Girl From Chicago (1927)
Mary Carlton
The Jazz Singer (1927)
Chorus girl
Bitter Apples (1927)
Belinda White
Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927)
Fifi
Simple Sis (1927)
Edith Van
A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927)
Claudette Ralston
If I Were Single (1927)
Joan
Finger Prints (1927)
The Vamp
The Exquisite Sinner (1926)
The Living Statue
So This Is Paris (1926)
Maid
Across the Pacific (1926)
Roma
The Caveman (1926)
Maid
The Gilded Highway (1926)
Irene Quartz
Why Girls Go Back Home (1926)
Sally Short

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

It's Showtime (1976)
Other

Cast (Special)

The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1991)
Performer
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1988)
Legends of the Screen (1983)
Guest
Summer Solstice (1981)
Margaret Turner

Cast (Short)

Another Romance of Celluloid (1938)
Herself

Misc. Crew (Short)

Myrna Loy (1962)
Archival Footage
Some of the Greatest (1955)
Archival Footage
Northward, Ho! (1939)
Archival Footage

Life Events

1912

Family moved to Helena, MT when Loy was 7

1916

Took part in a family trip to California which included a tour of the Universal Studios

1917

Took dancing lessons from a Miss Alice Thompson; performed in a fundraising event in Helena and later repeated her "Bluebird" performance at a nearby Army base (date approximate)

1918

Moved with family to California after the death of her father

1923

Joined the chorus line of the pre-feature show at Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood at age 18 (date approximate)

1925

Adopted name "Myrna Loy", suggested by a poet friend

1925

Made film debut in "Pretty Ladies"; also played a bit part that year in the filming of the massive Biblical epic "Ben Hur"

1925

Signed five-year contract with Warner Bros.

1930

Signed one-year contract with Fox

1931

Signed contract with MGM

1932

Supporting role in musical comedy "Love Me Tonight" was a turning point in career, start the breaking of her typecasting as exotic vamps

1933

First of seven films opposite Clark Gable, "Night Flight"

1933

Roles in "The Prizefighter and the Lady" and "Penthouse" complete transformation of image to that of sympathetic American romantic leads

1934

First of 14 teamings with William Powell, "Manhattan Melodrama"

1936

Voted the number one box-office star by US theater owners

1938

Voted "Queen of the Movies" in "New York Daily News" poll

1938

Last film opposite Gable, "Too Hot to Handle"

1942

Moved to New York

1947

Founding member of the Committee of the First Amendment

1947

Made last appearance with Powell, in a cameo role as his wife near the end of "The Senator Was Indiscreet"

1947

Last of the "Thin Man" series of films opposite William Powell, "Song of the Thin Man"

1948

After WWII, became a member of the US National Commission for UNESCO; first Hollywood celebrity to work for the United Nations; helped organize its Hollywood Film Committee

1950

Went to England to star in the film, "If This Be Sin"

1956

Took second billing to another actress for the first time in 20 years (since she and Jean Harlow co-starred with Powell and Spencer Tracy in "Libeled Lady" 1936) when she played a major but supporting role in "The Ambassador's Daughter", starring Olivia de Havilland and John Forsythe

1960

Stage debut in "Marriage-go-Round"

1969

Returned to features after a nine-year absence to play a supporting role opposite Charles Boyer in "The April Fools", starring Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve

1973

Made Broadway debut in a revival of Clare Boothe Luce's comedy, "The Women"

1974

Toured in "Don Juan in Hell" with Ricardo Montalban, Edward Mulhare, and Kurt Kasznar

1980

Final film appearance, "Just Tell Me What You Want"

1981

Last acting role: starring opposite Henry Fonda in the acclaimed made-for-TV movie, "Summer Solstice"

1983

Career feted in a syndicated documentary TV special, "Legends of the Screen"

1985

Received tribute at Carnegie Hall in New York hosted by Lauren Bacall

1990

Documentary profile, "Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To", produced by and aired on cable network station TNT, hosted by Kathleen Turner

Photo Collections

The Great Ziegfeld - Publicity Stills
Here are a few photos taken to publicize MGM's The Great Ziegfeld (1936), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Love Crazy - Movie Poster
Here is the American One-Sheet Movie Poster for MGM's Love Crazy (1941), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Wizard of Oz - Behind-the-Scenes Stills
Here are some photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's The Wizard of Oz (1939), directed by Victor Fleming.
Midnight Lace - Movie Posters
Midnight Lace - Movie Posters
The Best Years of Our Lives - Movie Posters
Here are a few original release American movie posters for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), produced by Samuel Goldwyn.
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few Behind-the-Scenes photos taken during production of The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947).
I Love You Again - Movie Poster
Here is the American One-Sheet Movie Poster for I Love You Again (1940), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Manhattan Melodrama - Behind-the-Scenes Photo
Here is a photo taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Manhattan Melodrama (1943), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
After the Thin Man - Publicity Stills
Here are some stills taken to publicize After the Thin Man (1934). These particular shots feature Asta the dog in addition to stars William Powell and Myrna Loy.
After the Thin Man - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from MGM's After the Thin Man (1936), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Test Pilot - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release American movie posters for Test Pilot (1938), starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy.
Libeled Lady - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are some photos taken behind-the-scenes of MGM's Libeled Lady (1936), starring William Powell, Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, and Myrna Loy.
The Thin Man - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are few behind-the-scenes photos taken during the shooting of The Thin Man (1934), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
The Thin Man - Publicity Stills
Here are a few Publicity Stills from The Thin Man (1934), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy (and Asta!). Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Thin Man - Movie Posters
Here are a variety of American Movie Posters produced for The Thin Man (1934).
Thirteen Women - Publicity Stills
Here are a few Publicity Stills from Thirteen Women (1932), starring Myrna Loy and Irene Dunne. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
The Barbarian - Myrna Loy Publicity Stills
Here are a few publicity photos featuring Myrna Loy from The Barbarian (1933).
Wife Vs. Secretary - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Wife Vs. Secretary (1936), starring Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, and Myrna Loy.
After the Thin Man - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of After the Thin Man (1934), starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and James Stewart.
The Thin Man Goes Home - Title Lobby Card
Here is the title card from The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Another Thin Man - Movie Posters
Here are a few original release American movie posters for MGM's Another Thin Man (1939), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
The Thin Man Goes Home - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are some photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
The Great Ziegfeld - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken during production of MGM's The Great Ziegfeld (1936), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
Myrna Loy - State Express Cigarette Cards
This are small cigarette cards of actress Myrna Loy. These cards were included in Cigarette packs in the 1930s and were collectible items. Customers could even purchase books to organize and collect these cards. State Express was an active Cigarette Card producer, creating a wide range of cards featuring famous people of which film stars were an often popular draw.

Videos

Movie Clip

Animal Kingdom, The (1932) - You Haven't Any Clothes On Having just parted ways with his long-time butler, and about to attend a gallery opening for his best friend Daisy, new fianceè Cecelia (Myrna Loy) in a pre-code negligee persuades publisher Tom (Leslie Howard) to change his plans, in The Animal Kingdom, 1932.
Thirteen Women (1932) - She Seemed Very Charming We’ve just met Ricardo Cortez as L-A detective Clive, investigating a suicide on a just-arrived train, questioning spooky Ursula (Myrna Loy), who somehow psychically caused it, and who gives a false name, whereupon we join her worried former boarding school classmates Laura, Jo and Grace (Irene Dunne, Jill Esmond, Florence Eldridge) in Thirteen Women, 1932.
Thirteen Women (1932) - One Chain Of Destiny With extensive exposition in the opening scene we learned that boarding-school grad trapeze artist June (the brunette, Mary Duncan) is nervous because a swami predicted the death of her sister (Harriet Hagman), after which we meet him (C. Henry Gordon) and Myrna Loy as Ursula, whose role is not explained as yet, in RKO’s Thirteen Women, 1932.
Thirteen Women (1932) - Those Fool Horoscopes We learn here that somehow super-psychic powered Ursula (Myrna Loy) has been forging letters from her evidently credible lover the Swami, instigating the deaths of boarding school roommates, adding Hazel (Peg Entwistle) to her tally, whereupon we meet Laura (Irene Dunne) who reaches out to Helen (Kay Johnson), in RKO’s Thirteen Women, 1932.
When Ladies Meet (1933) - One Of My Horses First scene, golfing, for Ann Harding (as "Claire"), being schmoozed by Jimmy (Robert Young), unhappy that his not-girlfriend, novelist Mary (Myrna Loy) is staying with her amorous publisher, Claire's husband (Frank Morgan), at the home of Bridget (Alice Brady), in When Ladies Meet, 1933.
When Ladies Meet (1933) - There Are Cousins And Cousins Jimmy (Robert Montgomery) has contrived to arrive with Claire (Ann Harding), posing as his "cousin" and date, annoying his hoped-for girlfriend, novelist Mary (Myrna Loy), who doesn't know she's the wife of her lusty publisher, Alice Brady their hostess, in When Ladies Meet, 1933.
Consolation Marriage (1931) - Rub It Till It Growls Reporter Steve (sometimes "Rollo," Pat O'Brien) visits girlfriend Elaine (bracingly blonde Myrna Loy) after a long stint overseas, and gets real bad news, early in Consolation Marriage, 1931.
Thin Man, The (1934) - No Dogs Allowed! First appearance in the first feature for both Myrna Loy as Nora Charles and Asta the Wire Fox Terrier (real name “Skippy”), joining just-introduced William Powell as Nick Charles, with friend Dorothy (Maureen O’Sullivan) at a New York hotel bar, in the MGM hit from the Dashiel Hammet novel, W.S. Van Dyke directing, in The Thin Man, 1934.
Song Of The Thin Man (1947) - No Longer Interested In Murder At the Charles household in Manhattan the morning after the party and murder, we meet Dean Stockwell as Nicky Jr., Myrna Loy as Nora with an agenda, William Powell as less-rigid dad Nick, in the sixth and last feature in the glittering MGM series, Song Of The Thin Man, 1947, based on the Dashiell Hammet characters.
Song Of The Thin Man (1947) - Mrs. Charles Always Wears Her Mouth Open Clarinet player “Klinker” (Keenan Wynn) is helping Nick (William Powell) find a fellow musician so he meets Nora (Myrna Powell) but they’re intercepted by bookie Amboy (William Bishop) who thinks Nick has proof he didn’t kill the bandleader, in the last title in the MGM series, Song Of The Thin Man, 1947.
Song Of The Thin Man (1947) - Right Down To Their Fingerprints At a charity event on a gambling boat anchored off New York, we join Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) observing bandleader Philip Reed, soloist Don Taylor, sideman Keenan Wynn, Gloria Grahame the sexy singer, and Bruce Cowling who owns the joint, exposition early in Song Of The Thin Man, 1947.
Rains Came, The (1939) - Have You Become Fond Of Money? Ransome (George Brent), an idle British painter long resident in a fictional Indian state, chats with Lady Edwina (Myrna Loy), after having discovered to their mutual surprise that she, the wife of a visiting lord, is also his old flame, in The Rains Came, 1939, also starring Tyrone Power.

Trailer

End, The - (Original Trailer) Burt Reynolds is dying so he hires loony Dom DeLuise to kill him in the comedy The End (1978).
Best Years Of Our Lives, The - (Re-issueTrailer) Seven Oscars including Best Picture went to this story of America immediately after World War II, The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946).
Whipsaw - (Original Trailer) G-Man Spencer Tracy falls for glamorous jewel thief Myrna Loy in Whipsaw (1935).
Evelyn Prentice - (Original Trailer) MGM playing up The Thin Man angle with Myrna Loy and William Powell, in the original trailer for the melodrama Evelyn Prentice, 1934, co-starring Rosalind Russell.
After the Thin Man - (Original Trailer) Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora's cousin of a murder charge in After the Thin Man (1936).
Shadow of the Thin Man -- (Original Trailer) Nick and Nora Charles find murder at the race track in Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941), the fourth of the "Thin Man" comedy mysteries.
Libeled Lady - (Original Trailer) When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a gigolo to compromise her in Libeled Lady, 1936, starring Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy and William Powell.
Great Ziegfeld, The - (Wide Release Trailer) William Powell stars as Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker, in The Great Ziegfeld 1936, featuring Luise Rainer in her Academy Award winning role.
Red Pony, The - (Original Trailer) A rancher's son learns a valuable lesson when he's given a pony in Lewis Milestone's film version of John Steinbeck's novel, The Red Pony (1949).
Man-Proof - (Original Trailer) Myrna Loy may be crying in the chapel, but she refuses to give up her man, even after his marriage to Rosalind Russell in Man-Proof (1938).
Stamboul Quest - (Original Trailer) A notorious enemy spy (Myrna Loy) falls for an American medical student during World War I in Stamboul Quest (1934).
Third Finger, Left Hand - (Original Trailer) A man-shy fashion editor (Myrna Loy) pretends to be married, until a suitor claims to be her husband in Third Finger, Left Hand (1940).

Promo

Family

David Williams
Father
Cattleman. Died in the influenza epidemic of 1918; named his daughter after a railroad watering spot; was also a Montana state legislator who lobbied in support of Woodrow Wilson's push for the League of Nations.
Della Williams
Mother
Singer. Parents were of Welsh and Scottish extraction.
David Williams
Brother

Companions

Arthur Hornblow Jr
Husband
Producer. Married 1936-42.
John Hertz Jr
Husband
Car-rental and advertising executive. Married 1942-44; heir to the Hertz Rent-a-Car company fortune.
Gene Markey
Husband
Producer, screenwriter. Married 1946-50.
Howland Sergeant
Husband
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for public affairs. Married 1951-60.

Bibliography

"Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming"
Myrna Loy and James Kotsilibas-Davis, Alfred A. Knopf (1987)
"Myrna Loy"
Karyn Kay, Pyramid Books (1977)

Notes

Myrna Loy twice made the annual nationwide exhibitors poll of top ten boxoffice stars, placing 10th in 1937 and 8th in 1938.

She was former advisor and officer, National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing.