Myrna Loy's film career languished when she portrayed exotic vamps but blossomed in the elegant glow she cast as Nora, Nick Charles' loving but acerbic wife in "The Thin Man" and its sequels.
She once was one of Hollywood's most beautiful actresses — a sloe-eyed, copper-haired beauty ideal whose first film role came about when the legendary Rudolph Valentino saw her at Grauman's Chinese Theatre when that film mecca also featured live entertainment. But for the last five decades of her life she had comfortably adapted to the world of character acting.
Offered a small part in "What Price Beauty," the film was a... Read more
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