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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

The Heiress
The Heiress Lavinia Penniman
(1949)
These Three
These Three Martha Dobie
(1936)
Design for Living
Design for Living Gilda Farrell
(1933)

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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 Children's Hour
Mrs. Lily Mortar
 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 / ...
- Sunset Boulevard (1955) ... Norma Desmond
- 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 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- Farewell to Love (1951)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Jennie McCobb
- Ned McCobb's Daughter (1951) ... Jennie McCobb
 1951 The Mating Season
Fran Carleton
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Hart to Heart (1949)
 1949 The Heiress
Lavinia Penniman
 1943 Old Acquaintance
Midred '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
 1936 These Three
Martha Dobie
 1935 Splendor
Phyllis Manning Lorrimore
 1935 Barbary Coast
Mary 'Swan' Rutledge
 1935 Becky Sharp
Becky Sharp
 1934 She Loves Me Not
Curly Flagg
 1934 All of Me
Lydia Darrow
 1933 Design for Living
Gilda Farrell
 1933 The Stranger's Return
Louise Storr
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake
Temple Drake
 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 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Ivy Pearson
 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 "Susie Pesta") in "The Camel Through the Needle's Eye" on Broadway (1929). Written by Frantisek Langer. Material adapted / directed by Philip Moeller. Martin Beck Theatre: 15 Apr 1929-Oct 1929 (closing date unknown/196 performances). Cast: Elliot Cabot, Morris Carnovsky (as "Andrejs"), Catherine Doucet (as "Lady"),... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miriam

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

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 »

Nickname:

Mims

Star Sign:

Libra

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