Myrna Loy

1905 - 1993

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Myrna Loy (born Myrna Adele Williams; August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was an American film, television and stage actress. Trained as a dancer, Loy devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. She was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, but her career prospects improved greatly following her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934).Born in Helena, Montana, Loy was raised in rural Radersburg during her early childhood, before relocating to Los Angeles with her mother in her early adolescence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Myrna Loy has received more than 2,982,120 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Myrna Loy is the 1,214th most popular actor (down from 1,209th in 2019), the 2,236th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,234th in 2019) and the 603rd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Myrna Loy ranks 1,214 out of 10,030Before her are Rip Torn, Woody Strode, Walter Gotell, John Heard, Kirsten Dunst, and George Reeves. After her are Otto Sander, Lucy Lawless, Laurence Harvey, Peter Mayhew, Casey Affleck, and Richard Bull.

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Among people born in 1905, Myrna Loy ranks 88Before her are Chen Yun, Pedro Petrone, Mikio Naruse, Guy Mollet, Eugen Fink, and Giacinto Scelsi. After her are Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, Jean Daniélou, Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Yen Chia-kan, Paul Nizan, and Martin Gottfried Weiss. Among people deceased in 1993, Myrna Loy ranks 67Before her are Nina Berberova, Ishirō Honda, Kenneth E. Boulding, Wolfgang Lotz, Desanka Maksimović, and C. Northcote Parkinson. After her are Matthew Ridgway, Yen Chia-kan, John Connally, Salah Jadid, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, and Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Myrna Loy ranks 2,236 out of 15,968Before her are Kirsten Dunst (1982), Chubby Checker (1941), George Gallup (1901), George Reeves (1914), Raymond E. Feist (1945), and Marvin Harris (1927). After her are George Gaylord Simpson (1902), Charles Duke (1935), Casey Affleck (1975), Edwin Hall (1855), Richard Bull (1924), and Delbert Mann (1920).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Myrna Loy ranks 603Before her are Shannen Doherty (1971), Rip Torn (1931), Woody Strode (1914), John Heard (1946), Kirsten Dunst (1982), and George Reeves (1914). After her are Casey Affleck (1975), Richard Bull (1924), Rita Wilson (1956), Marisa Tomei (1964), Chris Evans (1981), and Richard Schiff (1955).

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