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 bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising.

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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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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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