Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

Portrait Myrna Loy, Archiv KinoTVActress - USA
Born August 2, 1905 in Raidersburg, MT
Died December 14, 1993 in New York, NY, US

Mini-Biography:
Myrna Loy was born on August 2, 1905 in Raidersburg, MT. She was an American Actress, known for Too hot to handle (1938), Ben Hur (1925), The Ambassador's daughter (1956), Myrna Loy's first movie on record is from 1923. Myrna Loy died on December 14, 1993 in New York, NY, US. Her last motion picture on file dates from 1990.

Biographical Notes
Beliebte Schauspielerin und Star des amerikanischen Films der Dreissiger Jahre, die sich vom Vamp zur 'idealen Ehefrau' wandelte, Partnerin von William Powell, Melvyn Douglas und Clark Gable wurde sie zu dem Kassenmagneten der MGM Studios.

Myrna Loy wurde am 2. August 1905 als Myrna Williams in Raidersburg, Montana geboren. Als Teenager bereits zug sie nach Los Angeles um und versuchte sich als Tänzerin, trat unter anderem in den Vorprogrammen am Grauman Theatre am Hollywood Boulevard auf. Ihre erste Filmrolle dürfte sie in Fred Niblos "Ben Hur" gehabt haben, bekam kurz danach einen Fünf-Jahres Vertrag bei Warner Bros und bewährte sich in Nebenrollen zahlreicher Filme an der Schwelle zum Tonfilm. Ihre natürliche Begabung schien er den Übergang zum neuen Medium, an dem manche ihrer damals berühmterer Kolleginnen scheiterten, erleichtert zu haben, in der Michael Curtiz Verfilmung "NOAH'S ARK" meistert sie gegenüber Dolores Costello perfekt den Sprechpart. In "THE MASK OF FU MAN CHU" spielt sie die orientalische Tochter von Boris Karloff, aber zum Idol der Dreissiger Jahre wurde sie endgültig als Partnerin von William Powell in "THE THIN MAN", einem Film, dem bis 1947 fünf Sequels folgten.

Mit William Powell drehte Myrna Loy 14 Filme, Clark Gable war ihr Partner in sieben Filmen: Ihr Typ war nun die perfekte Ehefrau, und das Publim goutierte ihre Rolle als Geschäftsfrau in der Komödie "Third Finger, Left Hand" überhaupt nicht. Bei MGM unter Vertrag, sicherte sie dem Studio einen Kassenerfolg nach dem anderen, meist im Genre der geistreichen und doch leichten Komödie. Nach dem Kriegseintritt Amerikas widmete sich Myrna Loy vor allem der Betreuung der Truppen und dem Roten Kreuz, eine Arbeit, die sich nach Kriegsende bei der UNO und der UNESCO weiterführte.

"The best Years of our life" wird ihr wohl bester Nachkriegsfilm, Myrna Loys Auftritte im Film werden seltener, dafürs spielt sie umso mehr im Theater. 1987 erscheit ihre Autobiographie unter dem Titel "Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming", vier Jahre später erhält sie, die bei den Academy Awards immer leer ausgegangen war, den Ehrenoscar für ihr Lebenswerk. (lhg)

FilmographyFilmography
1990: Myrna Loy: So nice to come home to (Cast: Myrna Loy), Directed by Richard Shickel, with ,
1981: Summer Solstice (Cast: Margaret Turner), Directed by Ralph Rosenblum, with , Stephen Collins, Lindsay Crouse,
1979: Just tell me what you want (Cast: Stella), Directed by Sidney Lumet, with Keenan Wynn, Alan King, Joseph Leon,
1978: The end (Cast: Maureen Lawson), Directed by Burt Reynolds, with Joanne Woodward, Dom DeLuise, Sally Field,
1977: Ants (Cast), with Robert Foxworth, Suzanne Sommers,
1977: It happened at Lakewood Manor (Cast), Directed by Robert Scheerer, with , Brian Dennehy, Moosie Drier,
1974: The elevator (Cast: Amanda Kanyon), Directed by Jerry Jameson, with Teresa Wright, Carol Lynley,
1974: Airport 1975 (Cast: Mrs. Devaney), Directed by Jack Smight, with Efrem Zimbalist jr., Karen Black, Linda Blair,
1974: Indict and Convict (Cast), Directed by Boris Sagal, with , George Grizzard, Harry Guardino,
1972: Columbo: Etude in black (Cast), Directed by Nicholas Colesanto, with Michael Pataki, Anjanette Comer, Blythe Danner,
1972: The couple takes a wife (Cast), Directed by Jerry Paris, with , Bill Bixby, Nanette Fabray,
1971: Do not fold, spindle or mutilate (Cast), Directed by Ted Post, with , Barbara Davis, Nora Denney,
1971: Death takes a Holiday (Cast), Directed by Robert Butler, with , Bert Convy, Melvyn Douglas,
1968: The April Fools (Darling, lass dich scheiden) (Cast), with , Catherine Deneuve, Sally Kellerman,
1965: The Love Goddesses (A History of Sex in the Cinema) (Cast: Myrna Loy), Directed by Saul J. Turell, with Theda Bara, Claudette Colbert, Ingrid Bergman,
1960: From the terrace (Cast: Martha), Directed by Mark Robson, with Elizabeth Allen, Mae Marsh, Felix Aylmer,
1960: Midnight Lace (Cast: Tante Bea), Directed by David Miller, with Peter Adams, John Gavin, Rex Harrison,
1959: Meet me in St. Louis (Cast: Mrs. Smith), Directed by George Schaefer, with Ed Wynn, Jeanne Crain, Patty Duke,
1958: Lonelyhearts (Miss Lonelyheart) (Cast: Florence Shrike), Directed by Vincent J. Donehue, with Onslow Stevens, Jackie Coogan, John Gallaudet,
1956: The Ambassador's daughter (Cast), Directed by Norman Krasna, with Tommy Noonan, Olivia de Havilland, John Forsythe,
1952: Belles on their toes (Cast: Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth), Directed by Henry Levin, with Jeanne Crain, Debra Paget,
1950: Cheaper by the Dozen (Cast), Directed by Walter Lang, with Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn,
1949: The Red Pony (Le Poney rouge, Minuzzolo) (Cast: Alice Tiflin), Directed by Lewis Milestone, with Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern,
1949: That Dangerous Age (If this be sin) (Cast), Directed by Gregory Ratoff, with , Elizabeth Allan, Daphne Arthur,
1948: Mr. Blandings builds his dreamhouse (Cast: Muriel Blandings), Directed by H.C. Potter, with Melvin Frank, Reginald Denny, Melvyn Douglas,
1947: The senator was indiscreet (Cast: /xx/ Cameo part), Directed by George S. Kaufman, with William Powell, Ella Raines,
1947: Song of the thin man (Cast: Nora Charles), Directed by Edward Buzzell, with Jayne Meadows, Edwin August,
1947: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (Cast: Margaret), Directed by Irving Reis, with Rudy Vallee, William Bakewell, Don Beddoe,
1946: The best years of our life (Cast: Milly), Directed by William Wyler, with Claire du Brey, Dana Andrews, Walter Baldwin,
1946: So goes my love (A Genius in the family) (Cast: Jane), Directed by Frank Ryan, with Rhys Williams, Clara Blandick, Wheaton Chambers,
1945: The Thin Man goes home (Cast: Nora Charles), Directed by Richard Thorpe, with Minor Watson, Asta, Ralph Brooke,
1941: Love Crazy (Cast), Directed by Jack Conway, with Vladimir Sokolov, Sidney Blackmer, Jack Carson,
1941: Shadow of the thin man (Cast: Nora Charles), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with Loring Smith, Joseph Anthony, Louise Beavers,
1940: I love you again (Cast), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with Pierre Watkin, Donald Douglas, Edmund Lowe,
1940: Third finger, left hand (Cast: Margot Sherwood Merrick), Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with Melvyn Douglas, Ernest Whitman,
1939: The Rains came (Cast), Directed by Clarence Brown, with H.B. Warner, Abner Biberman, George Brent,
1939: Another thin man (The Return of the Thin Man) (Cast: Nora Charles), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with Alexander D'Arcy, Harry Bellaver, Don Costello,
1939: Lucky Night (Cast: Cora Jordan Overton), Directed by Norman Taurog, with Robert Taylor, Irving Bacon, Gladys Blake,
1938: Too hot to handle (Cast: Alma Harding), Directed by Jack Conway, with , Betty Ross Clarke, Willie Fung,
1938: Test pilot (Cast: Ann), Directed by Victor Fleming, with , Lionel Barrymore, Claudia Coleman,
1938: Man-Proof (Cast: Mimi Swift), Directed by Richard Thorpe, with Franchot Tone, Ruth Hussey, Rita Johnson,
1937: Double wedding (Cast: Margit Agnew), Directed by Richard Thorpe, with Sidney Toler, John Beal, Heinie Conklin,
1937: Parnell (Cast: Katie O'Shea), Directed by John M. Stahl, with Edna May Oliver, George Zucco, Phyllis Coghlan,
1936: Wive versus Secretary (Private Secretary) (Cast: Linda), Directed by Clarence Brown, with James Stewart, Hobart Cavanaugh, Gilbert Emery,
1936: The great Ziegfeld (Cast), Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with Virginia Bruce, Luise Rainer, Ray Bolger,
1936: Libeled Lady (Cast: Connie Allenbury), Directed by Jack Conway, with Spencer Tracy, William Powell,
1936: After the thin man (Cast: Nora Charles), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with James Stewart, Frank Otto, Teddy Hart,
1936: To Mary - with love (Cast: Mary Wallace), Directed by John Cromwell, with Claire Trevor, Helen Brown, Jean Dixon,
1936: Petticoat Fever (Cast), Directed by George Fitzmaurice, with Otto Yamaoka, Bo Ching, Forrester Harvey,
1935: Whipsaw (Cast: Vivian Palmer), Directed by Sam Wood, with Lillian Leighton, Wade Boteler, Clay Clement,
1935: Wings in the dark (Cast: Sheila Mason), Directed by James Flood, with Graham McNamee, Cary Grant, Russell Hopton,
1934: Stamboul Quest (Stamboul Queen, Geheimnisse von Stamboul, Fräulein Doktor) (Cast), Directed by Sam Wood, with Lionel Atwill, Mischa Auer,
1934: The Thin Man (Cast: Nora), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with Henry Wadsworth, Edward Brophy, Edward Ellis,
1934: Broadway Bill (Cast: Alice), Directed by Frank Capra, with , Walter Conolly, George Cooper,
1934: Evelyn Prentice (Cast), Directed by William K. Howard, with William Powell, Una Merkel,
1934: Manhattan Melodrama (Cast), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with George Sidney, Leo Carrillo, Frank Conroy,
1934: Men in white (Cast), Directed by Richard Boleslawski, with Leo Chalzel, Donald Douglas, Wallace Ford,
1933: Night flight (Cast: Wife of Brazilian Pilot ), Directed by Clarence Brown, with John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable,
1933: The Prizefighter and the Lady (Every Woman's Man) (Cast), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks, with Robert McWade, Vince Barnett, Primo Carnera,
1933: Penthouse (Crooks in Clover) (Cast), Directed by W. S. Van Dyke, with George E. Stone, Arthur Belasco, Charles Butterworth,
1933: The barbarian (The Arab, Man of the Nile, A Night in Cairo) (Cast: Diana), Directed by Sam Wood, with Ramon Novarro, Leni Stengel, Reginald Denny,
1933: When ladies meet (Strange Skirts, Truth is Stranger) (Cast), Directed by Harry Beaumont, Robert Z. Leonard, with Alice Brady, Frank Morgan, Martin Burton,
1933: Topaze (Cast: Coco), Directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast, with John Barrymore, Reginald Mason,
1932: The Mask of Fu-Manchu (Cast: Fah Lo See), Directed by Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor, with Boris Karloff, Karen Morley,
1932: Emma (Cast: Countess Isabelle Smith Marlin), Directed by Clarence Brown, with Purnell Pratt, André Cheron, Kathryn Crawford,
1932: The Animal Kingdom (Cast: Cecilia Henry Collier), Directed by Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor, with Ann Harding, Leslie Howard,
1932: Love me tonight (Cast), Directed by Rouben Mamoulian, with Blanche Friderici, Joseph Cawthorn, Maurice Chevalier,
1932: Vanity Fair (Cast: Becky Sharp), Directed by Chester M. Franklin, with Conway Tearle, Billy Bevan, Herbert Bunston,
1932: Thirteen Women (Cast), Directed by George Archainbaud, with Blanche Friderici, Ricardo Cortez, Mary Duncan,
1932: New morals for old (Cast: Myra), Directed by Charles Brabin, with Robert Young, Margaret Perry, Lewis Stone,
1932: The Woman in Room 13 (Cast: Sari Loder ), Directed by Henry King, with Elissa Landi, Ralph Bellamy, Neil Hamilton,
1932: The Wet Parade (Cast: Eileen Pinchon ), Directed by Victor Fleming, with Dorothy Jordan, Robert Young, Lewis Stone,
1931: Arrowsmith (Cast: Joyce Layton), Directed by John Ford, with Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, A.E. Anson,
1931: Transatlantic (Cast: Kay Graham ), Directed by William K. Howard, with Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran, John Halliday,
1931: Rebound (Cast), Directed by Edward H. Griffith, with Robert Williams, Robert Ames, Ina Claire,
1931: Hush Money (Cast), Directed by Sidney Lanfield, with Hardie Albright, Joan Bennett,
1931: Skyline (Cast), Directed by Sam Taylor,
1931: Consolation Marriage (Married in Haste) (Cast: Elaine Brandon), Directed by Paul H. Sloane, with Irene Dunne, Pat O'Brien, John Halliday,
1931: A Connecticut Yankee (A Yankee at King Arthur's Court) (Cast: Queen Morgan le Fay / Evil Sister in Mansion), Directed by David Butler, with Will Rogers, William Farnum, Frank Albertson,
1931: Body and Soul (Cast: Alice Lester ), Directed by Alfred Santell, with Charles Farrell, Elissa Landi, Humphrey Bogart,
1930: Trith about youth (Cast), Directed by William A. Seiter, with Loretta Young, Ray Hallor,
1930: The Bad Man (Cast), Directed by Clarence G. Badger, with Walter Huston, James Rennie,
1930: Camero Kirby (Cast: Lea), Directed by Irving Cummings, with Norma Terris, Robert Edeson, Stepin Fetchit,
1930: Renegades (Cast), Directed by Victor Fleming, with Bela Lugosi, Noah Beery jr., Colin Chase,
1930: Cock o'the Walk (Cast: Narita), Directed by Roy William Neill, Walter Lang, with Olive Tell, Ralph W. Bell, Frank Jonasson,
1930: The last of the Duanes (Cast: Lola Bland), Directed by Alfred Werker, with George O'Brien, Lucille Browne,
1930: Isle of Escape (Cast: Moira), Directed by Howard Bretherton, with Ivan F. Simpson, Noah Beery jr., Monte Blue,
1930: The Devil to Pay! (Cast), Directed by George Fitzmaurice, with Ronald Colman,
1930: Rogue of the Rio Grande (Cast), Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet, with José Bohr, Raymond Hatton,
1930: The Truth about Youth (Cast), Directed by William A. Seiter, with David Manners, Loretta Young,
1930: Under a Texas Moon (Cast: Lolita Romero), Directed by Michael Curtiz, with Raquel Torres, Armida, Jerry Barrett,
1930: The Jazz Cinderella (Cast: Mildred Vane), Directed by Scott Pembroke, with Jason Robards sr.,
1930: The Naughty Flirt (Cast), Directed by Edward F. Cline, with Paul Page, Alice White,
1930: Bride of the Regiment (Lady of the Rose) (Cast: Sophie), Directed by John Francis Dillon, with Ford Sterling, Louise Fazenda, Claude Fleming,
1929: Show of Shows (Cast: Performer in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' & 'Chinese Fantasy' Number), Directed by John G. Adolfi, with Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner,
1929: The Squall (Cast: Nubi), Directed by Alexander Korda, with Loretta Young, Knute Erickson, George Hackathorn,
1929: Hardboiled Rose (Cast), Directed by F. Harmon Weight, with Floyd Shackelford, Gladys Brockwell, William Collier jr.,
1929: The Great Divide (Cast: Manuella), Directed by Reginald Barker, with , Claude Gillingwater, Creighton Hale,
1929: The Desert Song (Cast), Directed by Roy del Ruth, with Marie Wells, John Boles, Del Elliott,
1929: Evidence (Cast), Directed by John G. Adolfi, with Conway Tearle, William Courtenay, Alec B. Francis,
1929: Noah's Ark (Cast: Tänzerin / Sklavin), Directed by Michael Curtiz, Darryl F. Zanuck, with George O'Brien, Noah Beery, Dolores Costello,
1929: Fancy Baggage (Cast), Directed by John G. Adolfi, with Virginia Sale, Hallam Cooley, George Fawcett,
1929: The Black watch (King of the Khyber Rifles) (Cast: Yasmani), Directed by John Ford, with Victor McLaglen, Roy D'Arcy,
1928: Beware of married men (Cast: Juanita Sheldon), Directed by Archie Mayo, with Richard Tucker, Clyde Cook, Audrey Ferris,
1928: Turn back the Hours (The Badge of Courage) (Cast: Tita Torreon), Directed by Howard Bretherton, with , Sam Hardy, Joyzelle Joyner,
1928: Pay as you enter (Cast), Directed by Lloyd Bacon, with Clyde Cook, William Demarest, Louise Fazenda,
1928: Crimson City (Cast), Directed by Archie Mayo, with William Russell, Pat Hartigan, Leila Hyams,
1928: State Street Sadie (The Girl from State Street) (Cast), Directed by Archie Mayo, with William Russell, Conrad Nagel,
1928: The Midnight Taxi (Cast), Directed by John G. Adolfi, with William Russell, Spencer Bell, Helene Costello,
1928: A girl in every port (Cast: Girl in China (/xx/)), Directed by Howard Hawks, with Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks,
1927: When a man loves (Manon Lescaut) (Cast: Convict Behind Manon (/xx/) ), Directed by Alan Crosland, with John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, Warner Oland,
1927: Simple Sis (Cast: Edith Van), Directed by Herman C. Raymaker, with Billy K. Schaefer, Clyde Cook, William Demarest,
1927: A Sailor's Sweetheart (Cast: Claudette Ralston), Directed by Lloyd Bacon, with Dorothea Wolbert, William Demarest, Louise Fazenda,
1927: Ham and Eggs at the Front (Cast: Fifi), Directed by Roy del Ruth, with Noah Young, Louise Fazenda, William Irving,
1927: The Climbers (Cast: Gräfin Veya), Directed by Paul Ludwig Stein, with Joseph Striker, Max Barwyn, Clyde Cook,
1927: The Girl from Chicago (Cast), Directed by Ray Enright, with William Russell, Conrad Nagel,
1927: Finger Prints (Cast: Vamp), Directed by Lloyd Bacon, with , William Demarest, Louise Fazenda,
1927: If we were single (Cast), Directed by Roy del Ruth, with George Beranger, May McAvoy,
1927: Bitter Apples (Cast: Belinda White), Directed by Harry O. Hoyt, with Charles Hill Mailes, Monte Blue, Sidney de Gray,
1927: Heart of Maryland (Cast: Mulatta), Directed by Lloyd Bacon, with Harry S. Northrup, Erville Alderson, Charles Edward Bull,
1927: The Jazz Singer (Cast: Chorus Girl), Directed by Alan Crosland, with Al Jolson, Robert Gordon, Otto Lederer,
1926: The Third Degree (Cast: /xx/), Directed by Michael Curtiz, with Michael Vavitch, Louise Dresser, Rockcliffe Fellowes,
1926: Don Juan (Cast: Mai - Lady in Waiting ), Directed by Alan Crosland, with John Barrymore, Jane Winton, John Roche,
1926: So this is Paris (Cast: Magd), Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, with George Beranger, Sidney D'Albrook,
1926: The Cave Man (Cast), Directed by Lewis Milestone, with John Patrick, Phyllis Haver, Hedda Hopper,
1926: Why girls go back home (Cast: Sally Short), Directed by James Flood, with Jane Winton, Brooks Benedict, Clive Brook,
1926: Love Toy (Cast: /xx/), Directed by Earl C. Kenton, with Gayne Whitman, Lowell Sherman,
1926: Across the Pacific (Cast: Roma), Directed by Roy del Ruth, with Jane Winton, Edgar Kennedy, Theodore Lorch,
1926: The Gilded Highway (Cast: Inez Quartz), Directed by J. Stuart Blackton, with Florence Turner, Mathilde Comont, Dorothy Devore,
1926: The exquisite Sinner (Escape) (Cast: Lebende Statue), Directed by Phil Rosen, Josef von Sternberg, with Conrad Nagel, Renée Adorée, Paulette Duval,
1925: What Price Beauty (Cast: Vamp), Directed by Tom Buckingham, with , Dolores Johnson, La Supervia,
1925: Ben Hur (Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ) (Cast: /xx/), Directed by Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, with Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy,
1925: Sporting Life (Cast: /xx/),
1925: Pretty ladies (Cast: /xx/), Directed by Monta Bell, with ZaSu Pitts, Tom Moore,
1924: The Thief of Bagdad (The Thief of Bagdad: An Arabian Nights Fantasy) (Cast: (--??--)), Directed by Raoul Walsh, with Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards,
1923: The Ten Commandments (Cast), Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, with Theodore Roberts, Charles De Rochefort, ,

Bibliography
Lothar R. Just, Filmjahrbuch 1994, Heine Filmbibliothek; The Motion Pictute Guide, 1994 Annual; L'année du cinéma 1994

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