Miriam Hopkins Overview:

Legendary actress, Miriam Hopkins, was born Ellen Miriam Hopkins on Oct 18, 1902 in Savannah, GA. Hopkins died at the age of 70 on Oct 9, 1972 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Oak City Cemetery in Bainbridge, Decatur County, GA.

MINI BIO:

A blue-eyed American blonde who looked just like a thirties version of Cybill Shepherd, Miriam Hopkins was exactly right for her time, her theatrically chic and faintly bitchy sophistication dovetailing beautifully with Lubitsch comedies and other high-gloss offerings to give her star charisma. The passing of the thirties reduced her to ordinariness and she faded from the cinema scene. Married to director Anatole Litvak (1937-1939), third of four. Died from a heart attack. An Oscar nominee for Becky Sharp.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Hopkins was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1935Best ActressBecky Sharp (1935)Becky SharpNominated
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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.

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The Story of Temple Drake (1933) with

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 3, 2022 From 4 Star Films

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Book Giveaway (Facebook/Blog January)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 7, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

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Book Giveaway (via Twitter in January)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 1, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

?: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel? Book Giveaway via Twitter Happy New Year to All! It?s time for our next book giveaway, the first of many for 2018! CMH is happy to say that we will be giving away?FIVE COPIES?of? “: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel”?b... Read full article


Bette Davis and

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 23, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about two old Hollywood films starring Bette Davis and . The photo above shows the two leading ladies in the 1939 woman's picture The Old Maid. This article is part of The Duo Double Feature Blogathon hosted by The Flapper Dame and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. Th... Read full article


in Pre-Code Mode

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Miriam Hopkins Quotes:

Lily Vautier: Well, I'll leave you alone with that lady. But if you behave like a gentleman, I'll break your neck.


Max Plunkett: Do you love me?
Gilda Farrell: Oh, Max, people should not ask that question on their wedding night. It's either too late or too early.


Princess Anna: Papa, you may not realize it, but I'm desperate. I'm no longer responsible. I'm capable of anything. If you don't let me have my Lieutenant, do you know what I'm going to do?
King Adolf XV: What?
Princess Anna: I'm going to marry an American!


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Was good friends with actress Kay Francis.

Turned down the part of Ellie Andrews in It Happened One Night (1934). Claudette Colbert was then given the role and won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance.

In 1932, at a time when single-parent adoption was illegal in most states, she adopted a baby boy while between marriages. She adored her son, Michael, and always called him the most important man in her life.

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