Myrna Loy – A Pictorial

 

“I was a homely kid with freckles that came out every spring and stuck on me till Christmas.” ~ Myrna Loy

 

Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

 

“Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.” ~ Myrna Loy

 

Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

 

“Some perfect wife I am. I’ve been married four times, divorced four times, have no children, and can’t boil an egg.” ~ Myrna Loy referring to her perfect wife typecasting

 

Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

 

“I was glamorous because of magicians like George Folsey, James Wong Howe, Oliver Marsh, Ray June, and all those other great cinematographers. I trusted those men and the other experts who made us beautiful. The rest of it I didn’t give a damn about. I didn’t fuss about my clothes, my lighting, or anything else, but, believe me, some of them did.” ~ Myrna Loy

 

Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

 

“I never enjoyed my work more than when I worked with William Powell. He was a brilliant actor, a delightful companion, a great friend and above all, a true gentleman.” ~ Myrna Loy

 

Myrna Loy and William Powell in "The Thin Man" (1934 - MGM)

Myrna Loy and William Powell in “The Thin Man” (1934 – MGM)

 

“He happened to be an actor, a damned good one, and nobody knew it, least of all Clark. Oh, he wanted to be an actor, but he always deprecated his ability, pretended it didn’t matter. He was a really shy man with a terrible inferiority in there somewhere. Something was missing that kept him from doing the things he could have done.” ~ Myrna Loy

 

Myrna Loy and Clark Gable in "Parnell" (1937 - MGM)

Myrna Loy and Clark Gable in “Parnell” (1937 – MGM)

 

“I have nothing but the best to say about Doris Day. She was wonderful to me, really lovely. She sent flowers when I started and remained friendly and attentive. As I’ve said, it’s difficult when you start stepping down. You fight so hard to get to the top and then you realize it’s time to gracefully give in a little. Doris, who was riding high then, never played the prima dona. I appreciated her attitude enormously.” ~ Myrna Loy

 

Doris Day and Myrna Loy in "Midnight Lace" (1960 - Universal)

Doris Day and Myrna Loy in “Midnight Lace” (1960 – Universal)

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  1. […] William Powell resulted in 14 films together, including five subsequent Thin Man films. In 1937, Myrna Loy was crowned the Queen of Hollywood by a nationwide […]

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