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December 22, 2020

40 Gorgeous Photos of American Actress Miriam Hopkins in the 1930s

Born 1902 in Savannah, Georgia, American actress Miriam Hopkins became a chorus girl in New York City at the age of 20. She also acted regularly on the stage throughout the 1920s, including in the 1926 stage adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.

Hopkins first signed with Paramount Pictures in 1930. She was known for her versatility. Her best known roles included a pickpocket in Ernst Lubitsch’s romantic comedy Trouble in Paradise, bar singer Ivy in Rouben Mamoulian’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the titular character in the controversial drama The Story of Temple Drake.

Hopkins received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1935 film Becky Sharp, by which she earned the distinction of being the first performer nominated for a performance in a color picture and a Golden Globe nomination for The Heiress. She also co-starred with Joel McCrea in five films.

Her long-running feud with actress Bette Davis was publicized for effect. Hopkins later became a pioneer of TV drama. She was considered a distinguished hostess in Hollywood, and moved in intellectual and creative circles.

Hopkins died in New York City in 1972 from a heart attack nine days before her 70th birthday. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for film at 1709 Vine Street and one for television at 1716 Vine Street.

Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see beautiful portraits of young Miriam Hopkins in the 1930s.

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