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Loretta Young

Actress
Female
Born Jan 6, 1913
Hometown U.S.
Died Aug 12, 2000
Death Place U.S.
Religion Catholic Church
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Nationality American

Loretta Young was an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won the 1948 best actress Academy Award for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter, and received an Oscar nomination for her role in Come to the Stable, in 1949. Young then moved to the relatively new medium of television, where she had a dramatic anthology series called The Loretta Young Show, from 1953 to 1961.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1913 Birth Born on January 6, 1913.
1917 4 Years Old Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953.

TEENAGE

1928 15 Years Old …  It was not until 1928 that she was first billed as "Loretta Young" in The Whip Woman. … Read More
1930 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1930, when she was 17, she eloped with 26-year-old actor Grant Withers; they were married in Yuma, Arizona. … Read More

TWENTIES

In 1935, she co-starred with Clark Gable and Jack Oakie in the film version of Jack London's The Call of the Wild, directed by William Wellman. … Read More

THIRTIES

1947 34 Years Old In 1947 she won an Oscar for her performance in The Farmer's Daughter. … Read More
1948 35 Years Old She won the 1948 best actress Academy Award for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter, and received an Oscar nomination for her role in Come to the Stable, in 1949. … Read More
1949 36 Years Old In 1949 she received another Academy Award nomination for Come to the Stable.

FORTIES

1953 40 Years Old In 1953 she appeared in her last theatrical film, It Happens Every Thursday, a Universal comedy about a New York couple who move to California to take over a struggling weekly newspaper; her costar was John Forsythe. … Read More
1955 42 Years Old At this time, Young's hospitalization, due to overwork towards the end of the second season, required that there be a number of guest hosts and guest stars; her first appearance in the 1955–56 season was for the Christmas show. … Read More
1960 47 Years Old Minus Young's introductions and conclusions, the series was rerun as the Loretta Young Theatre in daytime by NBC from 1960 to 1964. … Read More
1962 49 Years Old In the 1962–1963 television season, Young appeared as Christine Massey, a freelance magazine writer and mother of seven children, in CBS's The New Loretta Young Show. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1988 75 Years Old In 1988 she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. … Read More
1993 80 Years Old She married fashion designer Jean Louis in 1993. … Read More
1999 86 Years Old Young refused to confirm or comment publicly on the rumors until 1999, when Joan Wester Anderson wrote Young's authorized biography. … Read More
2000 88 Years Old Young died on August 12, 2000, from ovarian cancer, at the Santa Monica, California, home of her half-sister, Georgiana Montalbán (the wife of actor Ricardo Montalban), and was interred in the family plot in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. … Read More
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