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Miriam Hopkins Birthday

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Oct 18th, 2014
Oct 18


Happy Birthday Miriam Hopkins!!




Today, October 18, 2014 would be the 112th birthday of stage, screen and television actress, Miriam Hopkins. To celebrate, the above photo shows Miriam being introduced to actress Lee Remick. What event are they attending and what is it they have in common at this event and in film history?


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The event is the premiere of the 1961 film Sanctuary starring Lee Remick and based on the best-selling novels Sanctuary and Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner. In the film, her character’s name is Temple Drake. In 1933, Miriam Hopkins played the same role in the retitled, The Story of Temple Drake which was based on Sanctuary.




3 Responses

  1. Anne Says:

    Happy Birthday Miriam!!!!!! Thanks for the memories.

  2. Colleen Says:

    Great find, Allan!

  3. mike Says:

    2 of my favorite actresses. Thanks to the recent revival of “Temple Drake”, knew the connection right away. Very similar careers, a relatively brief peak period (about a decade), followed by impressive performances in good films if no longer the major star.

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