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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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Filmography

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 1994 Life Along the Mississippi (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 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 Family Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Half Angel
Nora Gilpin
 1951 Cause for Alarm!
Ellen Jones
 1950 Key to the City
Clarissa Standish
 1947 The Perfect Marriage
Maggie Williams
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Roberta Harper
 1943 China
Carolyn Grant
 1941 The Men in Her Life
Lina Varsavina
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
Marianna Duval
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
June Cameron
 1938 Three Blind Mice
Pamela Charters
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Vicky
 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
 1934 The White Parade
June Arden
 1934 Caravan
Countess Wilma
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Julie Rothschild
 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 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 8: 'The Brassie' (Short)
Loretta (uncredited)
 1931 The Ruling Voice
Gloria Bannister
 1931 I Like Your Nerve
Diane Forsythe
 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 Hope
 1930 The Truth About Youth
Phyllis Ericson
 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)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/28/49) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "The Accused". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gretchen Young

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Our human connections are guided by God, and ultimately all of us are linked through His love. Thus, we have all already met, not as actress and fan but as His children, and we can never be lost to each other. See more »

Trivia:

She chose her own middle name, "Michaela" at the time of her confirmation as a teen. She was raised as a Catholic, and some Catholics back then were able to choose the name or names of a saint or saints whom they most admired and add it onto their own. She simply liked the name Michaela. Apparently, her mother never actually gave her one at birth. See more »

Trademark:

Redhead

Nickname:

Attila the Nun See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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