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Artist:
Alfredo Valente, 1899 - 27 Jun 1973  Search this
Sitter:
Myrna Loy, 2 Aug 1905 - 14 Dec 1993  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 34.3 x 26.7 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2")
Mount: 48.8 x 38.1 cm (19 3/16 x 15")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1937
Exhibition Label:
Born Radersburg, Montana
In 1950 Myrna Loy played Lillian Moller Gilbreth in the movie version of the best-selling book Cheaper by the Dozen. She is best known, however, as the witty, sophisticated Nora Charles, who played opposite William Powell in The Thin Man film series of the 1930s and 1940s. In 1936, when Loy and Clark Gable were named the Queen and King of the Movies by a nationwide poll of moviegoers, Loy was considered to be the epitome of urbane glamour. She was one of Hollywood’s busiest and highest paid actresses until the outbreak of World War II, when she abandoned her career to work with the Red Cross. She returned to the screen in 1946 in The Best Years of Our Lives, which won the Best Picture Oscar.
Topic:
Myrna Loy: Female  Search this
Myrna Loy: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Stage actor  Search this
Myrna Loy: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie actor  Search this
Myrna Loy: Medicine and Health\American Red Cross\Volunteer  Search this
Myrna Loy: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2006.76
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© The Valente Collection
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm431b62d4f-20fc-4770-a439-ea88874350e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2006.76