The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
"Letter to Loretta" (original title)

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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager -- a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment ... See full summary »

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Playwright tries to stop his wife from retiring so he can star her in his next play.

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A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

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In 1972, Loretta Young sued NBC for violating her contract in allowing reruns of 'Letter to Loretta (1953)' (better known as Loretta Young) to be shown, wherein audiences might have ridiculed her gowns and hairstyles, which were by then 10 or even 20 years out of date. The court awarded her more than a half-million dollars. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) See more »

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Enjoy watching "Loretta" again
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I am so happy to have been able to "connect" with Loretta Young again. One of our Christian TV channels has been showing the episodes and it has brought back happy memories from my childhood. I so enjoy her commentaries before and after the shows. I recently purchased the 3 DVD set of "Letters to Loretta" and have really been enjoying them. Now that I understand there is a biography written by her daughter, I want to read that, too. I have tried to find out information on her gowns because they seemed so beautiful, as it would be fun to see what they looked like in color. I haven't had much luck. Perhaps the biography will contain pictures of some of them?


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