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Miriam Hopkins (1902–1972)


Born into wealth in Savannah,Georgia on October 18, 1902, Ellen Miriam Hopkins was able to attend the finest educational institutions including Goddard Seminary in Plainfield, Vermont and Syracuse University in New York State. Studying dance in New York , she received her first taste of show business as a chorus girl at twenty. She appeared in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(1931)
The Heiress
The Heiress Lavinia Penniman
(1949)
The Children's Hour
The Children's Hour Mrs. Lily Mortar
(1961)

Filmography

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 1970 Savage Intruder
Katharine Packard
 1969 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Mother General Adelaide / Gloria Davenport
- Bertrille and the Silent Flicks (1969) ... Mother General Adelaide / Gloria Davenport
 1966 The Chase
Mrs. Reeves
 1964 Russ Meyer's Fanny Hill
Mrs. Maude Brown
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Mary Kry
- Don't Open Till Doomsday (1964) ... Mary Kry
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Leona Bowers
- Shadows of an Afternoon (1963) ... Leona Bowers
 1954-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mrs. Cynthia Lockman
- A Very Special Girl (1962) ... Mrs. Cynthia Lockman
- Desert Crossing (1954)
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Minna Carter
- Quite a Woman (1961) ... Minna Carter
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (The Indifferent Lover)
- No Exit/The Indifferent Lover (1961) ... (The Indifferent Lover)
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Woman Alone (1957)
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Amanda Hale
- The Disappearance of Amanda Hale (1957) ... Amanda Hale
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Theresa Durand
- Summer Pavilion (1955) ... Theresa Durand
 1955 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
 1951-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Bertha Jacks / Norma Desmond / Margaret / ...
- The Small Glass Bottle (1954) ... Margaret
- Long Distance (1953) ... Bertha Jacks
- Julie (1952) ... Julie Arden
- Long Distance (1951) ... Bertha Jacks
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
Harriet Eldridge
- Grave Secret (1954) ... Harriet Eldridge
- The Return (1954)
 1952 Curtain Call (TV Series)
- The Party (1952)
 1952 Carrie
Julie Hurstwood
 1952 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Mrs. Shipton aka 'The Duchess'
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Jennie McCobb
- Ned McCobb's Daughter (1951) ... Jennie McCobb
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Hart to Heart (1949)
 1942 A Gentleman After Dark
Flo Melton
 1937 Wise Girl
Susan Fletcher
 1937 Woman Chases Man
Virginia Travis
 1937 The Woman I Love
Mme. Helene Maury
 1934 All of Me
Lydia Darrow
 1933 The Stranger's Return
Louise Storr
 1932 World and the Flesh
Maria Yaskaya
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Gloria Bishop
 1931 24 Hours
Rosie Duggan
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
Princess Anna
 1930 Fast and Loose
Marion Lenox
 1928 The Home Girl (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (fired - deemed too intelligent too play Lorelei Lee). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miriam

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

TV is the toughest medium because there's more strain, but the theatre requires the most work. Movies are the easiest. You can sip coffee between takes. See more »

Trivia:

She was a lifelong progressive Democrat who strongly supported the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Lyndon Johnson. In the 1930s and '40s she served as the second vice president of the Hollywood Democratic Committee. See more »

Nickname:

Mims

Star Sign:

Libra

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