Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
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.
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Actress Patricia Hardy Dies at 80 - Hollywood Reporter
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After arriving in Los Angeles, she starred in such films as Girls in the Night (1953) and Don't Knock the Rock (1956) and in such TV series as Schlitz Playhouse (in an installment opposite James Dean), The Loretta Young Show, Lassie, Mike Hammer,
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Wilmington on Movies: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - Movie City News
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Jim Hutton, later TV's “Ellery Queen,” played her more literal-minded husband — and the show was directed by John Newland, best known as the director of the '50s Loretta Young Show, and the director/host of the paranormal series (a contemporary of The
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One Tank Trip: 'Til Death Do Us Part' - Freeport Journal-Standard
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Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. It is an interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and the US theater history. The Journal-Standard | 27 S. State Ave
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Time in stitches - Tulsa World
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Three weeks after she was born, her parents decided to name her after Hollywood star Loretta Young. By the time she was 6, she was sewing, having learned on a Singer treadle machine, Eichelberger said. Her mother taught her and her older brother to
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Celebrity hairstylist, AIDS activist Guy Lawson dies at age 66 in LA - The Desert Sun
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Lawson also founded the Loretta Young-Louis Memorial Chapel at the hospital and raised $300000 in 2002 for its interior, Taylor said. Barry Dayton, spokesman for the Palm Springs-based Desert AIDS Project, said Lawson's relationships with the staff and
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Oh to Be Young, Conservative and Victim of Liberal Tyranny - TheTyee.ca
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But it was far from a propaganda tsunami: I recall the difficulty my parents had, in a script for The Loretta Young Show, to get them to cast a black man as a mail carrier. (The script, about the booming 1950s porn industry and its threat to teenagers,
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Orson Welles Movie Schedule: CITIZEN KANE, MR. ARKADIN, THE IMMORTAL STORY - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles. BW-95 mins. 3:15 PM JOURNEY INTO FEAR (1942) A munitions expert gets mixed up with gunrunners in Turkey. Dir: Norman Foster. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Del Rio, Ruth Warrick. BW-68 mins
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Cary Grant Movies List - Screen Junkies
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Loretta Young is lovely and amazing as the titular character, while screen veteran Monty Woolley gives a standout performance as Professor Wutheridge. “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” One of the best films of Grant's later career,
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Around Town: Sean Penn, Jean Harlow, Seth Green and more - Los Angeles Times
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Frank Capra directed Monday's film, the 1931 comedy "Platinum Blonde," which also stars Loretta Young and Robert Williams. On Sunday morning at the Wilder, UCLA presents a free screening of the 1960 Disney family film, "Toby Tyler" with Kevin Corcoran
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James and John Together Again - Liberty Vindicator
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The long career of James Arness began ironically not as a sheriff of Dodge City, but opposite the glamorous Loretta Young in "The Farmers Daughter" movie in 1947. You surely remember Arness's role in the classic sci-fi movie, "The Thing!" don't you?
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Captain America Breaks Office Records Puts Spell On Harry Potter - BSCkids
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Some of the popular actresses were Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Shirley Temple, and Loretta Young. Back when the stars were the draw of the box office, the stories had substance and were well written. I do think some of today's movies can't hold a
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Save the date: This week in celebrity wedding anniversaries - SunHerald.com
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They have one son, Kal-El. 1940 - actress Loretta Young and producer Tom Lewis, in Los Angeles. Thousands of Young's beloved fans showed up to wish her well during what was supposed to be a "small and intimate wedding ceremony
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Covenant House overwhelmed by 'Today' donations - Charleston Gazette
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In early May, she learned that Covenant House had been chosen, but she still wasn't supposed to tell anyone but a trusted few, like development director Loretta Young and property manager Phil Hainen. She needed their help. "Today" show producers asked
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Islander shares memories of family friend and neighbor, actor James Arness - Seattle Post Intelligencer
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Arness made his screen debut playing Loretta Young's brother in a feature film called "The Farmer's Daughter," which won the Academy Award that year. Horn was really mad at the time, Harrington said, delivering bags of fan mail to Arness at the beach
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Singer offers more than just his songs - The News Journal
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THE NEWS JOURNAL/WILLIAM BRETZGER Attending a Gus Mercante performance at a Wilmington home were (from left): Bob and Adele Blanchard of Wilmington, Candice Hegedus of West Chester and Loretta Young of Centreville. THE NEWS JOURNAL/WILLIAM BRETZGER
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Robert Mitchum saddles up - Los Angeles Times
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"Rachel and the Stranger," a charming three-hander written by Waldo Salt from a Howard Fast novel and costarring William Holden and Loretta Young, could be located only in 16 millimeter. The same was true of 1944's "Nevada," Mitchum's first starring
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Tilley family named Johnson County Farm Family of Year - Russellville Courier
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Harry and his wife of 44 years, Linda, have two children, Loretta Young, 40, and Michael Tilley, 43. Loretta is married to Danny Young and has a son, Ely, and still lives in the area. Michael lives in Fort Smith. The University of Arkansas Cooperative
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Peter Pace started free concerts in 1947 - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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The Farmer's Daughter, with Loretta Young and Joseph Cotton, was showing at the Liberty in Exeter and Palace in Avoca. Exeter resident Vince Yanovitch was the golf pro for Whiteface Inn Golf Club at Lake Placid. Named a rising star in the sport,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Loretta Young
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 87
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her ashes were buried in the grave of her mother, Gladys Belzer. Her elder sisters had both died from cancer, as did her daughter, Judy Lewis, on November 25, 2011, at age 76.
  • 1999
    Age 86
    Few in Hollywood were fooled by the ruse, and the child's true parentage was widely rumored in entertainment circles. Young refused to confirm or comment publicly on the rumors until 1999, when Joan Wester Anderson wrote Young's authorized biography.
    More Details Hide Details In her interviews with Anderson for the book, Young stated that Judy was her biological child and the product of Young having had a brief affair with Gable. The child was raised as "Judy Lewis", taking the last name of Young's second husband, producer Tom Lewis. Judy Lewis wrote in her autobiography Uncommon Knowledge that some people made fun of her because of the prominent ears she had inherited from her father. She states that at seven she had an operation to "pin back" her large ears and that her mother always had her wear bonnets as a child. In 1958, Lewis' future husband Joseph Tinney told her "everybody" knew that Gable was her biological father. The only time Lewis remembered Gable visiting her was once at her home when she was a teenager; she had no idea he was her biological father. Several years later he appeared on The Loretta Young Show after Young had been in hospital for several months. Lewis was an assistant and was right behind her mother when she noticed Gable. They never had a relationship and she never saw him again. Several years later, after becoming a mother herself, Lewis finally confronted her mother, who privately admitted the truth, stating that Judy was "a walking mortal sin".
  • 1998
    Age 85
    However, in 2015, Linda Lewis, Young's daughter-in-law (and Christopher Lewis's wife) stated publicly that, in 1998, Young told Lewis that Gable had raped her; and that, though the two had flirted on set, there had been no affair and no intimate contact save for that one incident.
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  • 1993
    Age 80
    She married fashion designer Jean Louis in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Louis died in 1997. Young was godmother to Marlo Thomas (daughter of TV star Danny Thomas).
  • 1988
    Age 75
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Young has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; one for motion pictures, at 6104 Hollywood Boulevard, and another for television, at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard. In 2011, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.
  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details It fared poorly in the ratings on Monday evenings against ABC's Ben Casey. It was dropped after one season of 26 episodes. In the 1990s, selected episodes from Young's personal collection, with the opening and closing segments (and original title) intact, were released on home video, and frequently were shown on cable television.
  • 1960
    Age 47
    Minus Young's introductions and conclusions, the series was rerun as the Loretta Young Theatre in daytime by NBC from 1960 to 1964.
    More Details Hide Details It also appeared in syndication into the early 1970s, before being withdrawn.
  • 1955
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details From then on, Young appeared in only about half of each season's shows as an actress, and served as the program's host for the remainder.
  • 1953
    Age 40
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Loretta Young hosted and starred in the well-received half-hour anthology series Letter to Loretta (1953–61). Her trademark was a dramatic entrance through a living room door in various high fashion evening gowns. She returned at the program's conclusion to offer a brief passage from the Bible or a famous quote that reflected upon the evening's story. (Young's introductions and conclusions to her television shows were not rerun on television because she legally stipulated that they not be, as she did not want the dresses she wore in those segments to "date" the program.) Her program ran in prime time on NBC for eight years, the longest-running prime-time network program hosted by a woman up to that time. The program, which earned her three Emmys, was based on the premise that each drama was in answer to a question asked in her fan mail. The program's original title was Letter to Loretta. The title was changed to The Loretta Young Show during the first season (as of the February 14, 1954 episode), and the "letter" concept was dropped at the end of the second season.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1949
    Age 36
    In 1949 she received another Academy Award nomination for Come to the Stable.
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  • 1948
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Young moved to the relatively new medium of television, where she had a dramatic anthology series, The Loretta Young Show, from 1953 to 1961. The series earned three Emmy Awards, and reran successfully on daytime TV and later in syndication. In the 1980s Young returned to the small screen and won a Golden Globe in Christmas Eve in 1986. Young, a devout Roman Catholic, worked with various Catholic charities after her acting career.
  • 1947
    Age 34
    In 1947 she won an Oscar for her performance in The Farmer's Daughter.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she co-starred with Cary Grant and David Niven in The Bishop's Wife, a perennial favorite.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 22
    Young gave birth to Judith Young on November 6, 1935, in a house that she and her mother owned in Venice, California.
    More Details Hide Details Young named Judith after St. Jude due to him being the patron saint of (among other things) difficult situations. Three weeks later, Young returned to movie making. After several months of living in the house in Venice, Judy was transferred to St. Elizabeth's, an orphanage outside Los Angeles. When she was 19 months old, her grandmother picked her up and Young announced to gossip columnist Louella Parsons that she had adopted the infant.
    Young and Clark Gable were the romantic leads of the 1935 Twentieth Century Pictures film The Call of the Wild; filming occurred in early 1935.
    More Details Hide Details Young was at the time 22 years old, while Gable was 34 and married (to Maria "Ria" Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham). During the filming, Gable impregnated Young. For the next 80 years, those who knew of Gable's paternity widely assumed the pregnancy to be the result of an affair between the two.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During World War II, Young made Ladies Courageous (1944; reissued as Fury in the Sky), the fictionalized story of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. It depicted a unit of female pilots during WWII who flew bomber planes from the factories to their final destinations. Young made as many as eight movies a year.
  • 1933
    Age 20
    From September 1933 to June 1934, Young had a public affair with Spencer Tracy, her co-star in Man's Castle.
    More Details Hide Details She married producer Tom Lewis in 1940 and they divorced very bitterly in the mid-1960s; Lewis died in 1988. They had two sons, Peter Lewis (of the San Francisco rock band Moby Grape), and Christopher Lewis, a film director.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1930
    Age 17
    Young was married to actor Grant Withers from 1930 to 1931.
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    In 1930, when she was 17, she eloped with 26-year-old actor Grant Withers; they were married in Yuma, Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details The marriage was annulled the next year, just as their second movie together (appropriately titled Too Young to Marry) was released.
  • 1928
    Age 15
    It was not until 1928 that she was first billed as "Loretta Young" in The Whip Woman.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she co-starred with Lon Chaney in the MGM film Laugh, Clown, Laugh. The next year she was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Age 4
    Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953.
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  • 1913
    Age 0
    Born on January 6, 1913.
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