Miriam Hopkins

Actor, Chorus girl
This highly talented blonde Broadway actress possessed an intriguing, husky voice and a brittle, sometimes twitchy yet sexy style. An off-beat combination of a vivacious Southern belle and an insecure yet superior ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1902 in Bainbridge, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

The Chase 1966 (Movie)

Mrs Reeves (Actor)

The Children's Hour 1961 (Movie)

Mrs Lily Mortar (Actor)

Virginia City 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

Barbary Coast 1935 (Movie)

Swan (Actor)

These Three 1935 (Movie)

Martha Dobie (Actor)

Becky Sharp 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trouble in Paradise 1931 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

24 Hours (Movie)

Rosie Dugan (Actor)

A Gentleman After Dark (Movie)

Flo Melton (Actor)

Design for Living (Movie)

Gilda Farrell (Actor)

Fast and Loose (Movie)

Marion Lenox (Actor)

Men Are Not Gods (Movie)

Ann Williams (Actor)

Old Acquaintance (Movie)

Millie Drake (Actor)

She Loves Me Not (Movie)

Curly Flagg (Actor)

The Heiress (Movie)

Lavinia Penniman (Actor)

The Lady with Red Hair (Movie)

Mrs. Leslie Carter (Actor)

The Mating Season (Movie)

Fran Carleton (Actor)

The Old Maid (Movie)

Delia Lovell Ralston (Actor)

The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Movie)

Duchess (Actor)

The Richest Girl in the World (Movie)

Dorothy Hunter (Actor)

The Smiling Lieutenant (Movie)

Princess Anna (Actor)

The Story of Temple Drake (Movie)

Temple Drake (Actor)

The Woman I Love (Movie)

Mme. Helene Maury (Actor)

The World and the Flesh (Movie)

Maria Yaskaya (Actor)

Wise Girl (Movie)

Susan Fletcher (Actor)

Biography

This highly talented blonde Broadway actress possessed an intriguing, husky voice and a brittle, sometimes twitchy yet sexy style. An off-beat combination of a vivacious Southern belle and an insecure yet superior modern woman, Hopkins signed as a leading lady with Paramount in 1930 and gained early stardom for her roles in productions including the delightful Ernst Lubitsch musical "The Smiling Lieutenant" (1931) and Rouben Mamoulian's striking "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1932). In Lubitsch's masterpiece, "Trouble in Paradise" (1932), she displayed a sharp talent for sly, sophisticated banter, and she won an Oscar nomination in the title role of Mamoulian's "Becky Sharp" (1935). The feisty, intelligent Hopkins gave what is probably her finest dramatic performance in William Wyler's sterling if significantly altered adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play "The Children's Hour", "These Three" (1936).

Relationships

Raymond Brock

Husband

Michael Hopkins Production Assistant

Son
adopted in 1932

Anatole Litvak Director

Husband
Married Sept. 4, 1937 Divorced Oct. 11, 1939

Austin Parker

Husband

Brandon Peters

Husband

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York

Goddard Seminary

Barre , Vermont

Milestones

1966

Last film, "The Chase"

1962

Last film with Wyler, "The Children's Hour", a remake of "These Three"

1949

Returned to film to play her first supporting role, in William Wyler's "The Heiress"

1942

Last film for six years, "Old Acquaintance", opposite Davis

1939

Joined Warner Bros.; made a film opposite rival Bette Davis, "The Old Maid"

1936

First film with director William Wyler, "These Three"

1935

Received Best Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of "Becky Sharp"

1935

Was affiliated with Samuel Goldwyn Productions for a number of films in the mid-1930s

1930

Made film acting debut in a leading role in Paramount's "Fast and Loose"

1930

Signed with Paramount

1923

Switched to acting

1921

Debut as chorus girl in "The Music Box Revue"

Worked primarily on the stage during the 1940s, playing leading roles on Broadway, off-Broadway and on tour

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