Miriam Hopkins


Miriam Hopkins

Original Name Ellen Miriam Hopkins
Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA
Death 9 Oct 1972 (aged 69)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 8672 View Source
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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".

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