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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)
Mrs. Bowers
- Shadows of an Afternoon (1963) ... Mrs. 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)
Housekeeper
- Grave Secret (1954) ... Housekeeper
- 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 Lady with Red Hair
Caroline Carter
 1940 Virginia City
Julia Hayne
 1939 The Old Maid
Delia Lovell
 1937 Wise Girl
Susan Fletcher
 1937 Woman Chases Man
Virginia Travis
 1937 The Woman I Love
Mme. Helene Maury
 1936 Men Are Not Gods
Ann Williams
 1935 Splendor
Phyllis Manning Lorrimore
 1934 All of Me
Lydia Darrow
 1933 The Stranger's Return
Louise
 1932 Trouble in Paradise
Lily
 1932 World and the Flesh
Maria Yaskaya
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Gloria Bishop
 1932 Two Kinds of Women
Emma Krull
 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 Play: Flight. Comedy. Written by Susan Meriwether and Victor Victor. Directed by Lemist Esler. Longacre Theatre: 18 Feb 1929- Mar 1929 (closing date unknown/40 performances). Cast: Joan Blair, Gertrude Bryan (as "Frederike Jordan"), Donald Dillaway, Pauline Drake (as "Virginia Watson"), Ernest Glendinning (as "Stephen Fairbank"), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Miriam

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

Me temperamental? I never was. Proof of that is that I made four pictures with Willie Wyler, who is a very demanding director. I made two with Rouben Mamoulian who is the same. Two with Ernst Lubitsch, such a dear man. See more »

Trivia:

In July, 1972, despite concerns about her health and a premonition that she shouldn't travel, she flew to New York to attend the special screening of "Story of Temple Drake," celebrating the 60th anniversary of Paramount Pictures, followed by a gala party in her honor at the Museum of Modern Art. Just as she had feared, she suffered a major heart attack and died in her hotel suite before getting ... See more »

Nickname:

Mims

Star Sign:

Libra

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