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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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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The "letter" in the series' title was a letter read on-camera by hostess Loretta Young. There would be a question asked, then answered in each week's episode. The letter gimmick was dropped after roughly 13 episodes, and the show's title was changed simply to "The Loretta Young Show." Midway through season 2, the show had a new opening: the hostess would make a dramatic, sweeping spin through a door into a living room wearing the most fabulous designer dresses and gowns of that era. It became the trademark of its star. See more »

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Seek out old Loretta Young show or movies!
23 October 2005 | by (StJohn, IN) – See all my reviews

I saw reruns of Loretta Young's TV show when I was little.

My lingering impression was... one of the most beautiful women on TV, and a lady of class and kindness.

When I purchased a DVD with a few old TV show episodes, I found my childhood impression essentially---correct. Note also the beauty of her gowns.

One episode (based on a reader letter) of Loretta as the devoted wife working to save her husband in an iron lung from dying during a power outage was quite touching.

Young is also great in the 1940's movie "The Farmer's Daughter" as a Swedish immigrant's daughter turned politician, and in an earlier 40's movie "The Minister's Wife" with Cary Grant.


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