Hollywood Knitting - Myrna Loy

We know her for her roles in romantic comedies like "The Thin Man" and "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" but did you know that Myrna quit acting during WWII so she could focus on the war effort? She worked with the Navy and the Red Cross and was so outspoken as an anti-Nazi she made Hitler's blacklist.

After retiring from acting, she assumed the role as co-Chairman for the advisory Council of the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing.

Loy was a breast cancer survivor having had two mastectomies in 1975 and 1979.

 

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