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Myrna Loy for the Red Cross


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Myrna in her American Red Cross Uniform. In 1943 she had 50,000 letters of marriage from servicemen which “almost drove her mad”.

No Hollywood actress made more career sacrifices than Myrna Loy during the war effort

Having moved to New York City, she had taken on an unsalaried full-time job with the American Red Cross as assistant to the director of the Military and Naval Welfare Service for the North Atlantic Area. Her duties involved serving as a liaison between entertainers and military hospitals and setting up visits by Broadway and Hollywood performers to wounded or disabled members of the armed forces. They entertained servicemen in forty-two East Coast centers. She made countless hospital visits herself and put in long stints at stage-door canteens.

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What a hero :wub: :FlagAm:

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