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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 »

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 1970 Savage Intruder
Katharine Parker
 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 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)
 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)
 1943 Old Acquaintance
Millie Drake
 1942 A Gentleman After Dark
Flo Melton
 1940 Virginia City
Julia Hayne
 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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as one of "Eight Silver Notes") in "Music Box Revue" on Broadway. Music by Irving Berlin. See more »

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

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I'm a bad judge of a play or film. I turned down It Happened One Night (1934). It won Claudette Colbert an Oscar. I said it was just a silly comedy. See more »


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. See more »



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