Myrna Loy

Highest Rated: 100% Love Crazy (1941)
Lowest Rated: 29% Airport 1975 (1974)
Birthday: Aug 2, 1905
Birthplace: Radersburg, Montana, USA
During the late 1930s, when Clark Gable was named the King of Hollywood, Myrna Loy was elected the Queen. The legendary actress, who started her career as a dancer, moved into silent films and was typecast for a few years as exotic women. Her film titles from those early years include Arrowsmith (1931), Love Me Tonight (1932), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), and Manhattan Melodrama (1934), the film that gangster John Dillinger just had to see the night he was killed. Starting in 1934, with The Thin Man, opposite William Powell, she became Hollywood's ideal wife: bright, witty, humorous. She and Powell were often teamed throughout the '30s and '40s, and many of the characters she played were strong, independent, adventurous women. In addition to The Thin Man series, Loy's best appearances included The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Libeled Lady (1936), Wife vs. Secretary (1936), Test Pilot (1938), and Too Hot to Handle (1938). She took a break from filmmaking during WWII to work with the Red Cross, and in her later years she devoted as much time to politics as to acting (among her accomplishments, Loy became the first film star to work with the United Nations). She stands out in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), and its sequel Belles on Their Toes (1952). She received an honorary Oscar in 1991, two years before her death.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Alias Nick and Nora Actor 2005
No Score Yet Summer Solstice Margaret Turner 2003
No Score Yet Cheaper by the Dozen Lillian Gilbreth 2003
No Score Yet Mgm Story: When The Lion Roars Actor 1992
No Score Yet Just Tell Me What You Want Stella Liberti 1980
62% The End Maureen Lawson 1978
No Score Yet Panic at Lake Wood Manor Ethel Adams 1977
No Score Yet Ants Actor 1977
29% Airport 1975 Mrs. Devaney 1974
No Score Yet Columbo: Étude in Black Actor 1972
No Score Yet Death Takes a Holiday Selena Chapman 1971
No Score Yet The April Fools Grace 1969
No Score Yet Midnight Lace Aunt Bea 1960
33% From the Terrace Martha Eaton 1960
No Score Yet Lonelyhearts Florence Shrike 1958
No Score Yet The Ambassador's Daughter Mrs. Cartwright 1956
No Score Yet Belles on Their Toes Mrs. Gilbreth 1952
No Score Yet The Red Pony Alice Tiflin 1949
82% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Muriel Blandings 1948
75% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Margaret 1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet Mrs. Ashton 1947
80% Song of the Thin Man Nora Charles 1947
96% The Best Years of Our Lives Milly Stephenson 1946
No Score Yet So Goes My Love Jane 1946
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Nora Charles 1945
83% Shadow of the Thin Man Nora Charles 1941
100% Love Crazy Susan Ireland 1941
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand Margot Sherwood Merrick 1940
100% I Love You Again Kay Wilson 1940
81% Another Thin Man Nora Charles 1939
No Score Yet The Rains Came Lady Edwina Esketh 1939
No Score Yet Lucky Night Cora Jordan 1939
No Score Yet Man-Proof Mimi Swift 1938
71% Test Pilot Ann Barton 1938
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Alma Harding 1938
No Score Yet Double Wedding Margit Agnew 1937
No Score Yet Parnell Mrs. Katie O'Shea 1937
100% After the Thin Man Nora Charles 1936
No Score Yet Petticoat Fever Irene Campton 1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary Linda 1936
82% Libeled Lady Connie Allenbury 1936
63% The Great Ziegfeld Billie Burke 1936
No Score Yet Whipsaw Vivian Palmer 1935
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark Sheila Mason 1935
No Score Yet Broadway Bill Alice 1934
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice Evelyn Prentice 1934
No Score Yet Stamboul Quest Annemarie 1934
97% The Thin Man Nora Charles 1934
86% Manhattan Melodrama Eleanor 1934
No Score Yet Men in White Laura 1934
No Score Yet The Prizefighter and the Lady Belle 1933
No Score Yet Night Flight Brazilian Pilot's Wife 1933
No Score Yet Penthouse (Crooks in Clover) Gertie Waxted 1933
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger) Mary Howard 1933
No Score Yet The Barbarian Diana 'Di' Standing 1933
No Score Yet Topaze Coco 1933
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House) Cecilia 'Cee' Henry Collier 1932
No Score Yet Thirteen Women Ursula Georgi 1932
100% Love Me Tonight Countess Vantine 1932
No Score Yet New Morals for Old Myra 1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade Eileen Pinchon 1932
No Score Yet Vanity Fair Becky Sharp 1932
No Score Yet Emma Isabelle 1932
88% The Mask of Fu Manchu Fah Lo See 1932
88% Arrowsmith Joyce Lanyon 1931
No Score Yet Consolation Marriage Elaine Brandon 1931
No Score Yet Skyline Paula Lambert 1931
No Score Yet Rebound Evie Lawrence 1931
No Score Yet Transatlantic Kay Graham 1931
No Score Yet A Connecticut Yankee Evil Sister in Mansion 1931
No Score Yet The Naughty Flirt Linda Gregory 1931
No Score Yet Rogue of the Rio Grande Carmita 1930
No Score Yet The Truth About Youth Kara - the Firefly 1930
No Score Yet The Black Watch Yasmini 1929
No Score Yet The Squall Nubi 1929
57% Noah's Ark Dancer/Slave Girl 1928
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port Jetta 1928
74% The Jazz Singer Chorus Girl 1927
No Score Yet When A Man Loves Convict Behind Manon (uncredited) 1927
100% Don Juan Mai, Lady in Waiting 1926
No Score Yet So This Is Paris The Maid 1926

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Lizzi
  • 1972

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