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Miriam Hopkins
Birth: Oct. 18, 1902
Decatur County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1972
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actress. She originally studied to be a dancer, but broke her ankle just before an opportunity arose for her to tour with a ballet troupe. She turned her energies to acting in plays, mostly playing Southern belles. She broke into films in the early 1930s and was very popular despite the fact that critics found her acting style very theatrical. She was able to turn in solid performances in some of the most popular films of the early and mid 1930's. Her most memorable films are "Dr, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) co-starring Fredric March, "Becky Sharp" (1935), "These Three" (1936) which also starred Merle Oberon and Joel McCrea and "The Old Maid" (1939) also starring Bette Davis. After her career in films began to fade in the late 1930s she returned to the stage turning in a strong performance in the 1958 Pulitzer prize winning play "Look Homeward Angel". (bio by: r77ortiz) 
Family links: 
  Homer Ayers Hopkins (1872 - 1954)
  Ellen Dickinson Cutter Hopkins (1878 - 1962)
  Francis Brandon Peters (1893 - 1956)
  Anatole Litvak (1902 - 1974)
  Michael Thomas Hopkins (1932 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak City Cemetery
Decatur County
Georgia, USA
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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Thinking of you on Oscar night.
- Kaleigh Jones-Clark
 Added: Feb. 22, 2015
To a very beautiful and talented actress.
- Roy Burkhalter
 Added: Feb. 15, 2015
Sorry I missed your b-day, but I've been ill. Your are the classiest lady in show-business. I am so proud of all your movies. You are one of a kind, as there doesn't seem to be any "ladies" in the business (or anywhere else) today.
- mary
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
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