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Myrna Loy
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Myrna Adele Williams

(1905-08-02)August 2, 1905
Died December 14, 1993(1993-12-14) (aged 88)
Cause of death Surgical complications
Resting place Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Montana
Nationality American
Education Westlake School for Girls
Venice High School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1925–1982
Arthur Hornblow, Jr.
(m. 1936; div. 1942)

John Hertz, Jr.
(m. 1942; div. 1944)

Gene Markey
(m. 1946; div. 1950)

Howland H. Sargeant
(m. 1951; div. 1960)
Awards Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award (1988)

Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was an American movie, television and stage actress. She was known for her roles in The Thin Man, The Best Years of Our Lives, After the Thin Man, Libeled Lady, and in Manhattan Melodrama.

Loy devoted herself to acting after a few minor roles in silent films. She was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a femme fatale or a woman of Asian descent. Her career prospects improved greatly after her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934).

Although Loy was never nominated for a competitive Academy Award, in March 1991 she was presented with an Honorary Academy Award.

Loy was born in Helena, Montana. She was raised in Radersburg, Montana. Loy studied at Harvard-Westlake School. Loy died at a hospital in New York City during surgery at the age of 88. She was buried in Forestvale Cemetery in Helena, Montana.

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