STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 903 this week

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 »

September Comedies on Amazon Video

September is a month for comedies on Amazon Video. Check out trailers and featurettes for new September titles in our Amazon Studios section.

Learn more about September comedies

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 people
created 19 Apr 2011
 
a list of 24 people
created 03 Apr 2012
 
a list of 34 people
created 03 Mar 2015
 
a list of 25 people
created 23 Sep 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Loretta Young's work have you seen?

User Polls

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

Known For

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

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (108 credits)
 1989 Lady in the Corner (TV Movie)
Grace Guthrie
 1986 Christmas Eve (TV Movie)
Amanda Kingsley
 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
 1950 Key to the City
Clarissa Standish
 1947 The Perfect Marriage
Maggie Williams
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Roberta Harper
 1943 China
Carolyn Grant
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
Marianna Duval
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Vicky Benton
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Ina Heath Lewis
 1937 Love Under Fire
Myra Cooper
 1936 Ladies in Love
Susie Schmidt
 1936 Ramona
Ramona
 1936 The Unguarded Hour
Lady Helen Dearden
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 Shanghai
Barbara Howard
 1933 Man's Castle
Trina
 1933 The Devil's in Love
Margot Lesesne
 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 Week-End Marriage
Lola Davis Hayes
 1931 The Ruling Voice
Gloria Bannister
 1931 I Like Your Nerve
Diane Forsythe
 1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 8: 'The Brassie' (Short)
Loretta (uncredited)
 1931 Too Young to Marry
Elaine Bumpstead
 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 Hope
 1930 Kismet
Marsinah
 1930 War Nurse
Nurse (uncredited)
 1930 Road to Paradise
Mary Brennan / Margaret Waring
 1930 The Second Floor Mystery
Marion Ferguson
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Cameo Appearance at Premiere (uncredited)
 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 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 (24 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/21/50) Radio: Appeared in a "Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "Come to the Stable". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gretchen Young

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A charming woman is a busy woman See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939), which went to Vivien Leigh. See more »

Trademark:

Husky voice See more »

Nickname:

Attila the Nun See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Look-a-like alphaxmanhunter
Not so EVIL to me dhaueisen
looks like thames-5
Who knows if Ms. Young ever played a nurse ... RainbowCatPenny
related to Brigham Young? barefootthespian
Looking for a Loretta Young movie??? donnas-7
Discuss Loretta Young on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page