Miriam Hopkins, 1933, in The Story of Temple Drake

Miriam Hopkins, 1933, in The Story of Temple...

Ellen Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902 – October 9, 1972) was an American film and TV actress known for her versatility. She first signed with Paramount in 1930, working with Ernst Lubitsch and Joel McCrea, among many others. Her long-running feud with Bette Davis was publicised for effect. Later she became a pioneer of TV drama. Miriam Hopkins was a distinguished Hollywood hostess, who moved in intellectual and creative circles.

Ellen Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902 – October 9, 1972) was an American film and TV actress known for her versatility. She first signed with Paramount in 1930, working with Ernst Lubitsch and Joel McCrea, among many others. Her long-running feud with Bette Davis was publicised for effect. Later she became a pioneer of TV drama. Miriam Hopkins was a distinguished Hollywood hostess, who moved in intellectual and creative circles.

Old Acquaintance (1943), starring Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, and Gig Young.  Medium shot of seated Miriam Hopkins as Millie Drake and Bette Davis as Kit Marlowe.

Old Acquaintance (1943), starring Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, and Gig Young. Medium shot of seated Miriam Hopkins as Millie Drake and Bette Davis as Kit Marlowe.

"How can a motion picture reflect real life when it is made by people who are living artificial lives?" - Miriam Hopkins

"How can a motion picture reflect real life when it is made by people who are living artificial lives?" - Miriam Hopkins

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