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Colorization of Myrna Loy, 1934
Myrna Loy (born Myrna Adele Williams) was a American film, television and stage actress who began her career in silent films. Myrna was raised in rural Montana until the winter of 1912 when she moved to California along with her parents. Beginning as a dancer Myrna Loy took the stage for the first time at the age of 12 performing a dance she had choreographed based on The Blue Bird from the Rose Dream Operetta. At the age of 18 Myrna Loy left school and got a job at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre where she performed dance numbers to go along with the silent films that were being featured.
Myrna Loy began acting in silent films in 1921 and continued acting all the way until 1982. She wrote a autobiography that was published in 1987 titled “Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming”. The following year, Myrna Loy received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center in 1988. Sadly Myrna passed away at the age of 88 in New York city in 1993. She was cremated and her ashes were spread over her hometown of Helena, Montana. A building at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City is named in her honor and a cast of her hand-print and signature are in the sidewalk in front of Theater 80,which is on St. Mark’s Place in New York City.
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