Actress. She began her career as a dancer before transitioning into films during the silent era and being typecast as exotic women. Her career began to take off during the early 1930's with such films as Arrowsmith (1931) which starred Ronald Colman and Helen Hayes and 1932's "The Mask of Fu Manchu". In the mid 1930s she starred in the films "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934) and "The Thin Man" (1934) which co-starred William Powell. Loy and Powell had great screen chemistry and were paired together in many more films for years to come including "Libeled Lady" (1936) and several sequels from the "Thin Man" series. In the late 1930's Myrna Loy was named the Queen of Hollywood (Clark Gable was named the king). During World War 2 she took time off to work with the Red Cross. Her career in the 1940's was successful though she made fewer films. Her two most notable films of the 1940's are "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) co-starring Fredric March and "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948) also starring Cary Grant. In the 1950‚s she appeared in the films "Cheaper by the Dozen‚ (1950) and "Belles on their Toes" (1952). In 1991 she was the recipient of an honorary Oscar award.
Bio by: r77ortiz
David Frederick Williams