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Myrna LOY | Myrna Williams

* 02.08.1905, Radersburg, Montana, USA † 14.12.1993, New York (City), USA

1923 Chormädchen in Grauman's Chinese Theater * 1925 Filmdebüt (in einer Minirolle) * 1926 Fünf-Jahres-Vertrag bei Warner Bros. – anfangs vor allem in exotischen Parts * 1931 Wechsel zu MGM (bis 1946) * 1934 Aufstieg zum Star mit ihrer Rolle als Nora Charles in The Thin Man * bildet mit William Powell ein beliebtes Filmpaar (insgesamt 13 Filme) * eine der populärsten sophisticated ladies des amerikanischen Kinos der 30er Jahre ("Queen of the Movies", 1936) * Engagement fürs Rote Kreuz (ab 1942) und später für UNESCO (1949-54) * Ende der 40er Jahre Gründung der Produktionsfirma Charter Films * in 50er und 60er Jahren Beteiligung an Wahlkampagnen der Demokraten * seit 1971 vorwiegend TV-Arbeit * 1973 Auftritt am Broadway in The Women * Genres: Komödie / Drama / Romanze / Krimi

FILMS (from | ab 1929)

Noah's Ark (Arche Noah, 1928-USA * Michael Curtiz / Tänzerin/Sklavin) Stummfilm mit Tonsequenzen
Fancy Baggage (1929-USA * John G. Adolfi / Myrna) Stummfilm mit Tonsequenzen
The Desert Song (1929-USA * Roy Del Ruth / Azuri)
The Black Watch (1929-USA * John Ford / Yasmini)
The Squall (1929-USA * Alexander Korda / Nubi)
Hardboiled Rose (1929-USA * F. Harmon Weight / Rose Duhamel)
Evidence (1929-USA * John G. Adolfi / -)
Show of Shows (1929-USA * John G. Adolfi / Gaststar) all-star revue
The Great Divide (1929-USA * Reginald Barker / Manuella)
Cameo Kirby (1930-USA * Irving Cummings / Lea) 55m
Isle of Escape (1930-USA * Howard Bretherton / Moira)
Under a Texas Moon (1930-USA * Michael Curtiz / Lolita Romero)
Cock o' the Walk (1930-USA * Walter Lang, Roy William Neill / Narita) 50m
Bride of the Regiment (1930-USA * John Francis Dillon / Sophie)
Last of the Duanes (1930-USA * Alfred L. Werker / Lola)
The Jazz Cinderella (1930-USA * Scott Pembroke / Mildred Vane)
Renegades (1930-USA * Victor Fleming / Eleanore)
The Truth about Youth (1930-USA * William A. Seiter / Kara)
Rogue of the Rio Grande (1930-USA * Spencer Gordon Bennet / Carmita)
The Devil to Pay (1930-USA * George Fitzmaurice / Susan Hale)
Body and Soul (1930/31-USA * Alfred Santell / Alice Lester)
The Naughty Flirt (1931-USA * Edward F. Cline / Linda Gregory) 57m
A Connecticut Yankee (1931-USA * David Butler / Morgan Le Fay)
Hush Money (1931-USA * Sidney Lanfield / Flo Curtis)
Transatlantic (1931-USA * William K. Howard / Kay Graham)
Rebound (1931-USA * Edward H. Griffith / Evie Lawrence)
Skyline (1931-USA * Sam Taylor / Paula Lambert)
Consolation Marriage (1931-USA * Paul H. Sloane / Elaine Brandon)
Arrowsmith (1931-USA * John Ford / Joyce Lanyon)
Emma (1931/32-USA * Clarence Brown / Isabelle Smith Marlin)
The Wet Parade (1932-USA * Victor Fleming / Eileen Pinchon)
Vanity Fair (1932-USA * Chester M. Franklin / Becky Sharp)
The Woman in Room 13 (1932-USA * Henry King / Sari Loder)
New Morals for Old (1932-USA * Charles Brabin / Myra)
Love Me Tonight (Schönste, liebe mich !, 1932-USA * Rouben Mamoulian / Gräfin Valentine)
Thirteen Women (1932-USA * George Archainbaud / Ursula Georgi)
The Mask of Fu Manchu (Die Maske des Fu Manchu, 1932-USA * Charles Brabin / Fah Lo See)
The Animal Kingdom (1932-USA * Edward H. Griffith / Cecilia Henry Collier)
Topaze (1933-USA * Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast / Coco)
The Barbarian (Liebeslied der Wüste, 1933-USA * Sam Wood / Diana Standing)
When Ladies Meet (1933-USA * Harry Beaumont / Mary Howard)
Penthouse (1933-USA * W.S. Van Dyke / Gertie Waxted)
Night Flight (1933-USA * Clarence Brown / Ehefrau)
The Prizefighter and the Lady (Der Boxer und die Lady, 1933-USA * W.S. Van Dyke / Belle Mercer Morgan)
Men in White (1933/34-USA * Richard Boleslawski / Laura Hudson)
Manhattan Melodrama (1934-USA * W.S. Van Dyke / Eleanor Packer)
The Thin Man (Der dünne Mann, 1934-USA * W.S. Van Dyke / Nora Charles)
Stamboul Quest (1934-USA * Sam Wood / Annemarie [Fräulein Doktor])
Evelyn Prentice (Ich kämpfe für dich, 1934-USA * William K. Howard / Evelyn Prentice)
Broadway Bill (Broadway Bill, 1934-USA * Frank Capra / Alice Higgins)
Wings in the Dark (1934/35-USA * James Flood / Sheila Mason)
Whipsaw (1935-USA * Sam Wood / Vivian Palmer)
Wife vs Secretary (Seine Sekretärin, 1935/36-USA * Clarence Brown / Linda Stanhope)
Petticoat Fever (1936-USA * George Fitzmaurice / Irene Campton)
The Great Ziegfeld (Der große Ziegfeld, 1936-USA * Robert Z. Leonard / Billie Burke)
To Mary - with Love (1936-USA * John Cromwell / Mary Wallace)
Libeled Lady (Lustige Sünder, 1936-USA * Jack Conway / Connie Allenbury)
After the Thin Man (Dünner Mann, 2. Fall, 1936-USA * R: W.S. Van Dyke, B: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, K: Oliver T. Marsh, M: Herbert Stothart, Edward Ward, D: William Powell, ML-Nora Charles) 113m-Krimikomödie
Parnell (1936/37-USA * John M. Stahl / Katie O'Shea)
# Double Wedding (Irren ist menschlich, 1937-USA; R: Richard Thorpe, B: Jo Swerling, K: William H. Daniels, M: Edward Ward, D: William Powell, ML-Margit Agnew) 87m-Komödie
Man-Proof (1937-USA * Richard Thorpe / Mimi Swift)
Test Pilot (Der Testpilot, 1938-USA * Victor Fleming / Ann Barton)
Too Hot to Handle (Zu heiß zum Anfassen, 1938-USA * Jack Conway / Alma Harding)
Lucky Night (1939-USA * Norman Taurog / Cora Jordan Overton)
The Rains Came (Nacht über Indien, 1939-USA * Clarence Brown / Edwina Esketh)
Another Thin Man (Dünner Mann, 3. Fall, 1939-USA * R: W.S. Van Dyke, B: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, K: Oliver T. Marsh, William H. Daniels, M: Edward Ward, D: William Powell, ML-Nora Charles) 105m-Krimikomödie
I Love You Again (Liebling, du hast dich verändert, 1940-USA * W.S. Van Dyke / Kay Wilson)
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940-USA * Robert Z. Leonard / Margot Sherwood Merrick)
Love Crazy (1941-USA * Jack Conway / Susan Ireland)
Shadow of the Thin Man (Der Schatten des dünnen Mannes, 1941-USA * R: W.S. Van Dyke, B: Irving Brecher, Harry Kurnitz, K: William H. Daniels, M: David Snell, D: William Powell, ML-Nora Charles) 97m-Krimikomödie
The Thin Man Goes Home (Der dünne Mann kehrt heim, 1944-USA * Richard Thorpe / Nora Charles)
So Goes My Love (1946-USA * Frank Ryan / Jane)
The Best Years of Our Lives (Die besten Jahre unseres Lebens, 1946-USA * William Wyler / Milly Stephenson)
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (So einfach ist die Liebe nicht, 1947-USA * Irving Reis / Margaret Turner)
Song of the Thin Man (Das Lied vom dünnen Mann, 1947-USA * R: Edward Buzzell, B: Steve Fisher, Nat Perrin; James O'Hanlon, Harry Crane, K: Charles Rosher, M: David Snell, D: William Powell, ML-Nora Charles) 86m-Krimikomödie
The Red Pony (Gabilan, mein bester Freund, 1947-USA * Lewis Milestone / Alice Tiflin)
# Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (Nur meiner Frau zuliebe, 1947-USA * H.C. Potter ... Muriel Blandings) (Roman von Eric Hodgins) (10-12; 4806)
That Dangerous Age (Frauen im gefährlichen Alter, 1949-GB * Gregory Ratoff / Cathy Brooke)
Cheaper by the Dozen (Im Dutzend billiger, 1950-USA * Walter Lang / Lillian Gilbreth)
Belles on Their Toes (Im Dutzend heiratsfähig, 1951/52-USA * Henry Levin / Lillian Gilbreth)
The Ambassador's Daughter (Die große und die kleine Welt, 1956-USA * Norman Krasna / Mrs. Cartwright)
Lonelyhearts (Das Leben ist Lüge, 1958-USA * Vincent J. Donehue / Florence Shrike)
From the Terrace (Von der Terrasse, 1960-USA * Mark Robson / Martha Eaton)
Midnight Lace (Mitternachtsspitzen, 1960-USA * David Miller / Tante Bea)
The April Fools (Ein Frosch in Manhattan, 1968-USA * Stuart Rosenberg / Grace Greenlaw)
Airport 1975 (Giganten am Himmel, 1974-USA * Jack Smight / Mrs. Devaney)
The End (Nobody Is Perfect, 1977/78-USA * Burt Reynolds / Maureen Lawson)
Just Tell Me What You Want (Sag' mir, was Du willst, 1979-USA * Sidney Lumet / Stella Liberti)

AWARDS

Career Achievement Award [National Board of Review - 1979]
Career Achievement Award [Los Angeles Film Critics Association - 1983]
Ehren-Oscar (1991)

BOOKS

Myrna Loy (mit James Kotsilibas-Davis): Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming. London: Bloomsbury, 1987
Karyn Kay: Myrna Loy. New York: Pyramid Publications, 1977
Lawrence J. Quirk: The Films of Myrna Loy. Secaucus: Citadel Press, 1980

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