Miriam Hopkins

Miriam Hopkins


Miriam Hopkins
Film: West side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Miriam Hopkins
TV: East side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Born Ellen Miriam Hopkins on Oct. 18, 1902 in Bainbridge, Ga.
Died Oct. 9, 1972 of heart attack in New York, NY

Actress Miriam Hopkins was a major stage and screen performer of the 1920s, '30s and '40s.

Hopkins, a petite blond, starred in the film "Becky Sharp" and appeared on stage in "An American Tragedy," "The Bachelor Father," "Lysistrata" and "The Skin of Our Teeth."

She performed in more than 35 movies, including "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "Design for Living," "These Three" and "The Heiress."

She made her first motion picture, "Fast and Loose," in 1930 and for the next 35 years starred in an average of one movie a year. Her last major film was "The Chase" in 1966.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1935 Best Actress Becky Sharp Nomination

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