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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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 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
 1936 The Unguarded Hour
Lady Helen Dearden
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 Shanghai
Barbara Howard
 1933 Man's Castle
 1933 The Devil's in Love
Margot Lesesne
 1933 Heroes for Sale
 1933 Zoo in Budapest
 1933 Grand Slam
Marcia Stanislavsky
 1933 Employees' Entrance
 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
 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
 1929 Fast Life
Patricia Mason Stratton
 1929 The Girl in the Glass Cage
Gladys Cosgrove
 1929 The Squall
 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)
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Show Show Self (22 credits)
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Other Works:

(4/24/52) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "Come to the Stable". See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Gretchen Young


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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The easiest way to crush your laurels is to lean on them. See more »


Cast members in the film The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) included not only Loretta Young but, portraying her character's sisters, her real-life, actress sisters as well: Polly Ann Young and Sally Blane. Further, portraying the fourth on-screen sister was a fourth real-life half-sister, Georgiana Young, although the latter was not a professional actress. (Years later, Georgiana, whom ... See more »


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