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Miriam Hopkins

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Net worth 2018: $300,000
Residence: Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 18 October 1902
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Died On: October 9, 1972

Miriam Hopkins was bornon 18 October 1902 in Savannah, Georgia, U.S., American, is Actress. Miriam Hopkins was an American theatre, television and film actress who ranked among top screen divas of the 1930s and reigned the first half of the decade as one of the Queens of Paramount. She was also associated with other renowned production houses like ‘Warner Brothers’ and ‘Samuel Goldwyn Productions’. An electrifying performer, Hopkins’ career spanned over four decades that included thirty-six full-length films and working with some of the stalwart directors of Hollywood like William Wyler, Ernst Lubitsch and Rouben Mamoulian. She played the title role in the landmark film ‘Becky Sharp’, the first film to apply newly developed three-strip Technicolor production that paved way for a number of color films that followed in the US and Britain. Her memorable performance in the film fetched her ‘Academy Award’ nomination for best actress. Her versatile acting prowess was manifested by the number of remarkable at the same time varied performances that she executed in films. Some of her significant roles were that of a prostitute Ivy Pearson in ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’, a beautiful and jealous pickpocket Lily in ‘Trouble in Paradise’, Gilda Farrell in the Pre-Code comedy ‘Design for Living’ among others. She also made several stage appearances and later performed varied roles in television dramas. However her off-screen reputation of being ‘difficult’ and especially her much publicized arch rivalry with another yesteryear diva Bette Davis had an unfavourable effect on her professional legacy. It would not be much to say that she remained one of the most unsung and underrated screen divas of the film industry.


On October 9, 1972, she succumbed to heart attack and was interred in the ‘Oak City Cemetery’ in Bainbridge, U


Her later films mostly saw her in character roles including ‘The Heiress’ (1949), ‘The Mating Season’ (1951), ‘The Children's Hour’ (1961) and ‘The Chase’ (1966)


From late 1940s for around three decades she performed in television plays, becoming a pioneer in the small-screen


Her arch-rivalry with another silver-screen prima donna Bette Davis, with whom she did two films, ‘The Old Maid’ (1939) and ‘Old Acquaintance’ (1943) and whom she suspected of having an affair with her then husband Anatole Litvak soon became viral


Her other notable films of that time included ‘Design for Living’, and ‘The Story of Temple Drake’, both released in 1933


Her other notable films of that decade are ‘Two Kinds of Women’ (1932), ‘The Richest Girl in the World’ (1934), ‘Barbary Coast’ (1935), ‘Becky Sharp’ (1935), ‘These Three’ (1936) and ‘The Old Maid’ (1939)


Her film career took off swiftly within a year of joining Paramount that saw her starring opposite Maurice Chevalier, the biggest actor of Paramount during that time, in the 1931 American Pre-Code musical comedy ‘The Smiling Lieutenant’, directed by Ernst Lubitsch


The 1930s were the most fruitful years of her film career when she reached pinnacle of success achieving stardom with most of her films reaping success both commercially and critically


These were with actor Brandon Peters (1926–27); screenwriter and aviator Austin Parker (1928-31); director Anatole Litvak (1937–39); and war correspondent Raymond B


She was born on October 18, 1902, in Savannah, Georgia, in the wealthy family of Homer A


‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ has two stars on her, for television at 1708 Vine Street and for motion pictures at 1701 Vine Street

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