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The Loretta Young Show 

Letter to Loretta (original title)
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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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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20 September 1953 (USA)  »

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This was an anthology show, a format very popular in television's first decade and the equivalent of today's TV movies. Most were hosted by men, and Loretta Young was the first woman to host one. Two others were Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (1955) and The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959). See more »


Spoofed in Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius (1982) See more »

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Loretta Young- "Thank You John" ****
19 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1953 Loretta Young left films and ventured to television.

Remember how she would come out on the screen in elegant gowns? She would thank John, the man who introduced her.

This television series was an anthology. Loretta tackled a different role each week. Most of the shows were dramas but Ms. Young had the ability to do comedy as well.

She really did some fine acting here. I vividly remember the show where she played a woman dying of a brain tumor. I'll never forget when she met the priest by the gate and said that she wasn't Catholic but was dying. How about the one where the principal of a school visits her home at the end of summer vacation. She is the typical spinster teacher here. The principal tells her of his archaeological adventures that summer. When she comes back from making him tea in the kitchen, she discovers him dead. The whole town engages in vicious gossip on what must have been going on between the 2. I'll also not forget when Walter Slezak appeared as Emil Kronstadt, a chemistry or physics teacher who told a child not to wear falsies. Still another memorable episode was where Loretta comforted her next door neighbor when the latter lost his wife in a hit and run accident.

The opening music to the show was marvelous as Loretta waltzed in. She gave us some wonderful memories!

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