Is Myrna Loy Living or Dead?

Has American film, television and stage actress Myrna Loy died? Or is she still alive?

Living or Dead? Celebrities, films, tv shows, birthdays, deaths ... your one-stop shop to satisfy your morbid curiosity.


American film, television and stage actress

Myrna Loy is ...

Dead
Born 2 Aug 1905 in Helena
Died 14 Dec 1993 in New York City
Age88 years, 4 months
Correction?
Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy publicity photo

About Myrna Loy

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). Although Loy was never nominated for a competitive Academy Award, in March 1991 she was presented with an Honorary Academy Award with the inscription In recognition of her extraordinary qualities both on screen and off, with appreciation for a lifetime's worth of indelible performances. During World War II, Loy served as assistant to the director of military and naval welfare for the Red Cross. She was later appointed a member-at-large of the U.S. Commission to UNESCO. While the height of her popularity was during the 1930s and '40s, she continued to actively pursue stage, television and film roles in subsequent decades.

She is also known as Myrna Adele Williams and Catharina Myrna Adele Williams.

Death

Loy died on December 14, 1993, at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan during unspecified surgery after a long illness. She was 88 years old. She had been frail and in failing health. She was cremated in New York and her ashes interred at Forestvale Cemetery in her native Helena, Montana.

For her contribution to the film industry, Myrna Loy has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6685 Hollywood Boulevard.

A building at Sony Pictures Studios, formerly MGM Studios, in Culver City is named in her honor. A cast of her handprint and her signature are in the sidewalk in front of Theater 80, on St. Mark's Place in New York City.

Films

Myrna Loy has worked on the following films:

The Show of Shows
1929 film by John G. Adolfi
1929
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
1948 film by H. C. Potter
1948
Broadway Bill
1934 film by Frank Capra
1934
Airport 1975
1974 disaster film
1974
Night Flight
1933 film by Clarence Brown
1933
Midnight Lace
1960 film by David Miller
1960
Test Pilot
1938 American film
1938
Noah's Ark
1928 film
1928
Exquisite Sinner
1926 film by Phil Rosen, Josef von Sternberg, Robert Florey
1926
Manhattan Melodrama
1934 film by W. S. Van Dyke, George Cukor
1934
Don Juan
1926 film by Alan Crosland
1926
Too Hot to Handle
1938 film by Jack Conway
1938
After the Thin Man
1936 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1936
Wife vs. Secretary
1936 film by Clarence Brown
1936
From the Terrace
1960 film by Mark Robson
1960
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
1947 film by Dore Schary, Irving Reis
1947
The Animal Kingdom
1932 film by George Cukor, Edward H. Griffith
1932
Bride of the Regiment
1930 film by John Francis Dillon
1930
Love Me Tonight
1932 film by Rouben Mamoulian
1932
Wings in the Dark
1935 film by James Flood
1935
Thirteen Women
1932 film by George Archainbaud
1932
The Prizefighter and the Lady
1933 film
1933
Vanity Fair
1932 film by Chester M. Franklin
1932
The Rains Came
1939 film by Otto Brower, Clarence Brown
1939
The Mask of Fu Manchu
1932 film by Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor
1932
Song of the Thin Man
1947 film by Edward Buzzell
1947
Libeled Lady
1936 film by Jack Conway
1936
Another Thin Man
1939 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1939
Whipsaw
1935 film by Sam Wood
1935
Cheaper by the Dozen
1950 film by Walter Lang
1950
The Desert Song
1929 film by Roy Del Ruth
1929
The Thin Man Goes Home
1945 film by Richard Thorpe
1945
Double Wedding
1937 film by Richard Thorpe
1937
Arrowsmith
1931 film by John Ford
1931
Lonelyhearts
1958 film by Vincent J. Donehue
1958
The Barbarian
1933 film by Sam Wood
1933
Penthouse
1933 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1933
Stamboul Quest
1934 film by Sam Wood
1934
Love Crazy
1941 film by Jack Conway
1941
The Red Pony
1950 film by Lewis Milestone
1950
Topaze
1933 film by Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast
1933
Shadow of the Thin Man
1941 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1941
Body and Soul
1931 film by Alfred Santell
1931
A Connecticut Yankee
1931 film by David Butler
1931
Emma
1932 American comedy-drama film
1932
I Love You Again
1940 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1940
Man-Proof
1938 film by Richard Thorpe
1938
So Goes My Love
1946 film by Frank Ryan
1946
The April Fools
1969 film by Stuart Rosenberg
1969
Parnell
1937 film by John M. Stahl
1937
Just Tell Me What You Want
1980 film by Sidney Lumet
1980
Third Finger, Left Hand
1940 film by Robert Zigler Leonard
1940
Petticoat Fever
1936 film by George Fitzmaurice
1936
The Devil to Pay!
1930 film by George Fitzmaurice
1930
The Black Watch
1929 film by John Ford
1929
Belles on Their Toes
1952 film by Henry Levin
1952
Men in White
1934 film by Richard Boleslawski
1934
The Squall
1929 film by Alexander Korda
1929
Evelyn Prentice
1934 film by William K. Howard
1934
Under a Texas Moon
1930 film by Michael Curtiz
1930
When Ladies Meet
1933 film by Robert Zigler Leonard, Harry Beaumont
1933
The Truth About Youth
1930 film by William A. Seiter
1930
The Naughty Flirt
1931 film by Edward Cline, Edward F. Cline
1931
The Crimson City
1928 film by Archie Mayo
1928
The Sporting Life
1925 film by Maurice Tourneur
1925
The Girl from Chicago
1927 film by Ray Enright
1927
The Ambassador's Daughter
1956 film by Norman Krasna
1956
The Wet Parade
1932 film by Victor Fleming
1932
Consolation Marriage
1931 film by Paul Sloane
1931
The Last of the Duanes
1930 film by Alfred L. Werker
1930
Isle of Escape
1930 film by Howard Bretherton
1930
Rebound
1931 American drama film by Edward H. Griffith
1931
The Woman in Room 13
1932 film by Henry King
1932
Lucky Night
1939 American comedy film
1939
That Dangerous Age
1949 film by Gregory Ratoff
1949
Hardboiled Rose
1929
Transatlantic
1931 film by William K. Howard
1931
Fancy Baggage
1929 film by John G. Adolfi
1929
State Street Sadie
1928 film by Archie Mayo
1928
The Love Toy
1926 film by Erle C. Kenton
1926
The Love Goddesses
1965 film by Saul J. Turell
1965
A Sailor's Sweetheart
1927 film by Lloyd Bacon
1927
Hush Money
1931 film by Sidney Lanfield
1931
Renegades
1930 film by Victor Fleming
1930
Turn Back the Hours
1928 film by Howard Bretherton
1928