Myrna Loy

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Myrna Loy Pencil Portrait
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Known in her time as ‘The First Lady of Film,’ the film actress Myrna Loy was never nominated for an Oscar; and in 1991 the Academy atoned for this astonishing oversight by giving her a special Award.

With a pert face, crinkly smile and velvet voice, the auburn-haired actress was universally called the “perfect wife.” Spunky, unflappable and appropriately cool or warm, she was the ideal marital partner of the dapper William Powell in the 1934 hit comedy-mystery “The Thin Man.” Five popular sequels would follow.

In the mid 40’s, Loy would complete the transformation from ‘ideal wife’ to ‘ideal mother’ in later successes like The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and Cheaper by the Dozen (1950). A personal favourite of mine is Mr Blandings builds his dream house,” in which she co-starred with Cary Grant.

In addition to being a huge Hollywood star in the 30’s and 40’s, Loy carved out a role as a highly respected spokesperson for international social issues. A supporter of the UN and a prominent figure in UNESCO, she also served on the Civil Rights Commission. In the 1950s, she was vocal and influential in her condemnation of Hollywood ‘witch-hunt’ blacklisting.

Appearing in 129 movies during her life, her last film role was in 1981’s ‘Summer Solstice’. During her film retirement, she acted as co-chairman of the Advisory Council of the National Committee against Discrimination in Housing and penned her autobiography ‘Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming,’ which was released in 1987. It remains arguably one of the most insightful film autobiographies ever published.