Myrna Loy by Karyn Kay

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Published by Pyramid Publications in New York .

Written in English

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Loy, Myrna, 1905-,
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Karyn Kay.
SeriesA Pyramid illustrated history of the movies
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2287.L67 K3
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4561427M
ISBN 100515042900
LC Control Number77073158
OCLC/WorldCa3273369

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All of Loy's films were produced in the United States except for That Dangerous Age (), which was produced in Great Britain. Her television credits are. Myrna Loy, Actress: The Thin Man.

Myrna Loy was born Myrna Adele Williams on August 2, in Helena, Montana, to Adelle Mae (Johnson) and David Franklin Williams.

Her paternal grandparents were Welsh, and her mother was of Scottish and Swedish descent. Myrna was raised in Helena and nearby Radersburg. Her father, a rancher, was the youngest person ever Born: Myrna Loy (August 2, – Decem ) was an American movie, television and stage actress.

She was known for her roles in The Thin Man, The Best Myrna Loy book of Our Lives, After the Thin Man, Libeled City, and in Manhattan Melodrama. Loy devoted herself to acting after a few minor roles in silent was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a femme fatale or Born: Myrna Adele Williams, August 2.

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The Read full review5/5(2). Soon afterward, Loy's mother needed a hysterectomy and insisted Los Angeles was a safer place to have it done, so she, Loy, and Loy's brother David moved to Ocean Park. After the November death of Loy's father from the flu pandemic, Loy's mother permanently relocated the family to California, where they settled in Culver City.

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Myrna Loy was really much more, much deeper than Nora Charles and this book tells you why. I'm beyond grateful she portrayed Nora Charles as delightfully as she did, but I'm more grateful to read about and learn from her life off screen. Not a perfect wife, but quite a life. If you're a fan of Myrna Loy and her films, this is a must read.”.

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Born in Montana inLoy (her birth name was Myrna Adele Williams) studied dance as a teenager in Los Angeles and her first film appearance was (along with Joan Crawford) as a chorus girl in "Pretty Ladies" ().

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She has recently published her memoirs, ''Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming,'' with writer James Kotsilibas-Davis, a book fat with Hollywood history and enchanting photos.

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