Myrna Loy started out playing Vamps in silent movies. She also played characters of Asian background. She is probably best known as Nora Charles starring opposite William Powell in the Thin Man (1934) series. Loy and Powell starred in 14 movies together. She also starred with Clark Gable, Tyron Power, Cary Grant and Fredrick March. In 1936 Myrna Loy was voted the Queen of Hollywood by a nationwide poll by movie goers. In 1988 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kennedy Center Honors and in 1991 she received an Honorary Academy Award.
During WWII she went on to fund raising tours, helped run a Navel Auxiliary Canteen and worked closely with the Red Cross.
Some of her movies include: Manhattan Melodrama (1934), Libeled Lady (1936), Wife vs. Secretary (1936), Test Pilot (1938), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948).