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Loretta Young (I) (1913–2000)


Sweet, sweeter, sweetest. No combination of terms better describes the screen persona of lovely Loretta Young. A&E's Biography (1987) has stated that Young "remains a symbol of beauty, serenity, and grace. But behind the glamor and stardom is a woman of substance whose true beauty lies in her dedication to her family, her faith, and her quest to ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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The Loretta Young Show
The Loretta Young Show Herself-Hostess / Herself - Hostess / Inga Helborg / Sister Ann / Edie Royal / Hostess / Irene Sherwood / Vera Wilson / Alice Hendricks / Alice Ward / Alison Ives / Allison Bainworth / Alma / Alva Knox / Amanda / Amanda Seaton / Amy Stewart / Anita Dodd / Ann Colton / Audrey - a teacher / Audrey Curtis / Audrey Dickerson / Augusta Dickens / Augusta Smith / Ayesha the Maharani / Barbara Devon / Beryl Oliver / Beth Hammond / Betty Rogers / Betty Taylor / Carol Brown / Catherine Harding / Charlotte Bronte / Clara Schumann / Connie Van / Cora Skinner / Countess / Countess Barocci / Daughter / Dina / Donna Landon / Dora Whiting / Dr. Juliet / Edith Preston / Eleanor Stark / Elizabeth Collier / Elizabeth Stacey / Ellen Morgan / Ellie Winters / Emily Pierson / Ethel Morris / Eve Wayne / Fay Davies / Felice Minton / Gerda Freuling / Ginny Vernon / Grace Hart / Gretchen Brock-Miller / Harriet Patton / Harriet Sands / Helen Seaton / Helen Talbot / Herself - -Hostess / Himself - Hostess / Irene / Isobel DeHavilland / Jacqueline McKeevey / Jane Seaton / Janet Barlow / Janet Forbes / Janet Pressman / Janice Hite / Jean Kennedy / Jenny / Judge Lila Brighton / Judy Cavanaugh / Judy Evans / Karima / Katharine / Katherine Ward / Kathy Ames / Kathy Ryan / Katie Wells / Kay Mathews / Kiku / Kiku Arikawa / Kim Collet / Kitty Coughlin / Laura Macklin / Lenore Kent / Linda Perkins / Linda Waring / Liz Wadlington / Louise Roberts / Lucy Anderson / Lynn Roth / Mabel MacAfee / Maddie Tipton / Madeleine Elliott / Madeliene Vanderhoff / Madge Lindsey / Madge Mason / Madge McEvoy / Marcella Dawson / Marcy Thorne / Margaret Channing / Margaret Hutchins / Margaret Underwood / Margo Randall / Maria Gordella / Martha / Mary / Mary Bertch / May Ranson / Midge / Miss Connally / Miss Ryan / Miss Springs / Muriel Vail / Nancy Hamilton / Natura / Nora Halliday / Nora Patrick / Norma Hutton / Norma Kelvin / Pam Gates / Paula / Peg Lincoln / Peggy O'Hara / Peggy Simms / Penelope Ashley / Penny Blodgett / Polly Fry / Princess / Prudence Bixby / Queen Nefertiti / Rita Cole / Rosalie Simms / Ruth Baxter / Ruth Handley / Ruth Harron / Ruth Hartman / Ruth Pierce / Sadie - Coffee Shop Waitress / Sally Hays / Sally Webster / Sarella / Scottie / Shirley Wright / Susan Franklin / Susan Glover / Susan Parker / Susan Stevens (Stepmother) / Suzie James / Sylvia / Taka / Teddy Butler / Thelma Brown / Vicky Whitney / Virginia Dickerson / Vivian King / Yuki Arakawa
(1953-1961)
The Stranger
The Stranger Mary Longstreet
(1946)
The Bishop's Wife
The Bishop's Wife Julia Brougham
(1947)
Come to the Stable
Come to the Stable Sister Margaret
(1949)

Filmography

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 1989 Lady in the Corner (TV Movie)
Grace Guthrie
 1986 Christmas Eve (TV Movie)
Amanda Kingsley
 1962-1963 The New Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Christine Massey
- When You Are Near (1963) ... Christine Massey
- It's Spring Again (1963) ... Christine Massey
- Interesting Jeopardy (1963) ... Christine Massey
- Crisis at 8 P.M. (1963) ... Christine Massey
- Hey Rube (1963) ... Christine Massey
 1953-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Inga Helborg / Sister Ann / Hostess / ...
- Not in Our Stars (1961) ... Harriet Sands
- The Forbidden Guests (1961) ... Elizabeth Collier
- The Wedding (1961) ... Ruth Harron
- Emergency in 114 (1961) ... Lucy Anderson
- Doesn't Everybody? (1961) ... Margo Randall
 1953 It Happens Every Thursday
Jane MacAvoy
 1952 Because of You
Christine Carroll Kimberly
 1952 Paula
Paula Rogers
 1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Half Angel
Nora Gilpin
 1951 Cause for Alarm!
Ellen Jones
 1950 Key to the City
Clarissa Standish
 1949 Come to the Stable
Sister Margaret
 1949 Mother Is a Freshman
Abigail Fortitude Abbott
 1949 The Accused
Dr. Wilma Tuttle
 1948 Rachel and the Stranger
Rachel
 1947 The Bishop's Wife
Julia Brougham
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Katrin Holstrom
 1947 The Perfect Marriage
Maggie Williams
 1946 The Stranger
Mary Longstreet
 1945 Along Came Jones
Cherry de Longpre
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Emily Blair
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Roberta Harper
 1943 China
Carolyn Grant
 1942 A Night to Remember
Nancy Troy
 1941 Bedtime Story
Jane Drake
 1941 The Men in Her Life
Lina Varsavina
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Annie Morgan
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
Marianne Duval
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
June Cameron
 1939 Eternally Yours
Anita Halstead
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Mrs. Mabel Hubbard Bell
 1939 Wife, Husband and Friend
Doris Borland
 1938 Kentucky
Sally Goodwin
 1938 Suez
Countess Eugenie de Montijo
 1938 Three Blind Mice
Pamela Charters
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Miss Lynn Cherrington
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Vicky Benton
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Ina Heath Lewis
 1937 Love Under Fire
Myra Cooper
 1937 Café Metropole
Laura Ridgeway
 1937 Love Is News
Tony Gateson
 1936 Ladies in Love
Susie Schmidt
 1936 Ramona
Ramona
 1936 Private Number
Ellen Neal
 1936 The Unguarded Hour
Lady Helen Dearden
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Berengaria - Princess of Navarre
 1935 Call of the Wild
Claire Blake
 1935 Shanghai
Barbara Howard
 1935 Clive of India
Margaret Maskelyne
 1934 The White Parade
June Arden
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Lola Field
 1934 Born to Be Bad
Letty Strong
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Julie Rothschild
 1934 Caravan
Countess Wilma
 1933 Man's Castle
Trina
 1933 The Devil's in Love
Margot Lesesne
 1933 She Had to Say Yes
Florence Denny
 1933 Midnight Mary
Mary Martin
 1933 Heroes for Sale
Ruth
 1933 Zoo in Budapest
Eve
 1933 Grand Slam
Marcia Stanislavsky
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Madeline
 1932 They Call It Sin
Marion Cullen
 1932 Life Begins
Grace Sutton
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Lola Davis Hayes
 1932 Play Girl
Buster 'Bus' Green Dennis
 1932 The Hatchet Man
Sun Toya San
 1932 Taxi!
Sue Riley Nolan
 1931 The Ruling Voice
Gloria Bannister
 1931 Platinum Blonde
Gallagher
 1931 I Like Your Nerve
Diane Forsythe
 1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 8: 'The Brassie' (Short)
Loretta (uncredited)
 1931 Big Business Girl
Claire 'Mac' McIntyre
 1931 Too Young to Marry
Elaine Bumpstead
 1931 Three Girls Lost
Norene McMann
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Loretta Young
 1931 The Right of Way
Rosalie Evantural
 1931 Beau Ideal
Isobel Brandon
 1930 The Devil to Pay!
Dorothy
 1930 The Truth About Youth
Phyllis Ericson
 1930 Kismet
Marsinah
 1930 Road to Paradise
Mary Brennan / Margaret Waring
 1930 The Second Floor Mystery
Marion Ferguson
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Loretta Young - Cameo Appearance at Premiere (uncredited)
 1930 The Man from Blankley's
Margery Seaton
 1930 Loose Ankles
Ann Harper
 1929 The Show of Shows
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
 1929 The Forward Pass
Patricia Carlyle
 1929 The Careless Age
Muriel
 1929 Fast Life
Patricia Mason Stratton
 1929 The Girl in the Glass Cage
Gladys Cosgrove
 1929 The Squall
Irma
 1929 Seven Footprints to Satan
Flailing Victim (uncredited)
 1928 Scarlet Seas
Margaret Barbour
 1928 The Head Man
Carol Watts
 1928 The Magnificent Flirt
Denise Laverne
 1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh
Simonetta
 1928 The Whip Woman
The Girl
 1927 Her Wild Oat
Woman by Ping Pong Table (uncredited)
 1927 Naughty But Nice (uncredited)
 1921 The Sheik
Arab Child (uncredited)
 1921 White and Unmarried
Child (uncredited)
 1919/I The Only Way
Child on Operating Table
 1917 Sirens of the Sea
Child (as Gretchen Young)
 1917 The Primrose Ring
Fairy (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Self (23 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (26 credits)

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Other Works:

Print ad (w/David Niven): General Electric electronic television. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gretchen Young

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On strategy: The trick to life, I can say now in my advanced age, is to stop trying to make it so important. See more »

Trivia:

Country singer Loretta Lynn was named after her. See more »

Trademark:

Redhead See more »

Nickname:

Saint Loretta See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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