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Myrna Loy Height, Weight, Age, Death, Spouse, Children

Myrna Loy Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 55 kg
Date of Birth August 2, 1905
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death December 14, 1993

Myrna Loy was an American actor, stage artist, radio personality, and dancer who became one of Hollywood’s busiest and highest-paid actors. She gained popularity with her roles in films like The Best Years of Our LivesMr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Thin Man Goes HomeThe Bachelor and the Bobby-SoxerCheaper by the DozenLonelyhearts, and The Rains Came. She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6685 Hollywood Boulevard.

Born Name

Myrna Adele Williams

Other Names

Myrna Loy, The Queen of Hollywood, The Perfect Wife, Queen of the Movies, Minnie

Myrna Loy as seen in a publicity photo in 1941
Myrna Loy as seen in a publicity photo in 1941 (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Eric Carpenter (1909-1976) / / Public Domain)


She was born on August 2, 1905.


On December 14, 1993, Myrna Loy died during surgery following a long, unspecified illness at the age of 88 at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

Resting Place

Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Montana, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Helena, Montana, United States





Myrna Loy studied at Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles, California as well as took dance lessons. She later attended Venice High School (VHS) located in the Westside area of Los Angeles, California. At 18, she left school in order to support her family financially.


Actor, Stage Artist, Radio Personality, Dancer


  • Father – David Franklin Williams (Rancher, Banker, Real Estate Developer, Farmland Appraiser in Helena, The youngest man elected to serve in the Montana state legislature)
  • Mother – Adelle Mae (née Johnson)
  • Siblings – David Frederick Williams (1911–1983) (Younger Brother)
  • Others – David Thomas Williams (Paternal Grandfather) (Rancher), Ann Morgan Davis (Paternal Grandmother), John Johnson (Maternal Grandfather), Isabelle Gills (Maternal Grandmother)



Myrna Loy and Tyrone Power in 'The Rains Came' (1939)
Myrna Loy and Tyrone Power in ‘The Rains Came’ (1939) (McFadden Publications; 20th Century Fox / Photoplay / Public Domain)


5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm


55 kg or 121 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Myrna Loy had dated –

  1. Humphrey Bogart
  2. Collier Young
  3. Barry Norton
  4. Lawrence Copley Thaw
  5. Arthur Hornblow Jr. (1932-1942) – She started going out with film producer Arthur Hornblow Jr.​ in the year 1932 while he was still married to his wife, Juliette Crosby. In 1936, the duo eventually got married. They divorced on June 1, 1942, in Reno with Loy citing “mental cruelty” as the reason.
  6. John Barrymore (1932)
  7. Leslie Howard (1932) – RUMOR
  8. Spencer Tracy (1935-1936) – Between 1935 and 1936, she was romantically involved with actor Spencer Tracy and she later revealed to educator Alan Greenberg that she was in love with Spencer Tracy: “I loved him and I really did love him. I loved him. I mean I was in love with him and she [Katharine Hepburn] got in the way”.
  9. John Hertz, Jr. (1942-1944)​ – She married John Hertz, Jr. in New York City in 1942. On August 21, 1944, they divorced in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  10. Gene Markey (1945-1950) – She started dating screenwriter Gene Markey in 1945 and ​they married in a private ceremony on January 3, 1946, at the chapel on Terminal Island. The pair divorced in 1950.
  11. Howland H. Sargeant (1951-1960) – On June 2, 1951, she married Howland H. Sargeant (U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and president of Radio Liberty) in Fort Myer, Virginia. They divorced on May 31, 1960.
  12. Adlai Stevenson (1952) – RUMOR
  13. Paul Newman (1960) – RUMOR

Race / Ethnicity


Myrna was of Welsh descent on her father’s side and had Swedish and Scottish roots on her mother’s side.

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Distinctive Features

  • Turned-up nose
  • Often played intelligent and witty characters

Brand Endorsements

Loy was cast in print ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes in 1938.


She grew up in the Methodist faith.

Myrna Loy and William Powell as seen in a promotional photo for the film 'The Thin Man'
Myrna Loy and William Powell as seen in a promotional photo for the film ‘The Thin Man’ (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Photoplay / Public Domain)

Myrna Loy Favorite Things

  • Film Of Her OwnThe Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • Scene – The homecoming scene with Fredric March in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)


Myrna Loy Facts

  1. She spent her initial childhood years growing up in Radersburg, Montana, a rural mining community.
  2. Her mother was a Democrat while her father was a Republican.
  3. She was 13 years old when her father died during the 1918 flu pandemic in November of that year.

Featured Image by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Eric Carpenter (1909-1976) / / Public Domain

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