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. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Hopkins was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.
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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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