Loretta Young (I) (1913–2000)

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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 glamour 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 10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Stranger Mary Longstreet
The Farmer's Daughter Katrin Holstrom
Come to the Stable Sister Margaret
Cause for Alarm! Ellen Jones


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 2018 The Spark (TV Movie)
Lucy Masters
 1989 Lady in the Corner (TV Movie)
Grace Guthrie
 1986 Christmas Eve (TV Movie)
Amanda Kingsley
 1963 A Day at the Beach (TV Movie)
 1962-1963 The New Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Christine Massey
- When You Are Near (1963) ... Christine Massey
- It's Spring Again (1963) ... Christine Massey
- Interesting Jeopardy (1963) ... Christine Massey
- Crisis at 8 P.M. (1963) ... Christine Massey
- Hey Rube (1963) ... Christine Massey
 1953-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Inga Helborg / Sister Ann / Irene Sherwood / ...
- 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 Paula
Paula Rogers
 1952 Family Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Half Angel
Nora Gilpin
 1951 Cause for Alarm!
Ellen Jones
 1950 Key to the City
Clarissa Standish
 1949 Come to the Stable
Sister Margaret
 1949 Mother Is a Freshman
Abigail Fortitude Abbott
 1949 The Accused
Dr. Wilma Tuttle
 1948 Rachel and the Stranger
 1947 The Bishop's Wife
Julia Brougham
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Katrin Holstrom
 1946 The Perfect Marriage
Maggie Williams
 1946 The Stranger
Mary Longstreet
 1945 Along Came Jones
Cherry de Longpre
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Emily Blair
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Roberta Harper
 1943 China
Carolyn Grant
 1942 A Night to Remember
Nancy Troy
 1941 Bedtime Story
Jane Drake
 1941 The Men in Her Life
Lina Varsavina
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Annie Morgan
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
Marianne Duval
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
June Cameron
 1939 Eternally Yours
Anita Halstead
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Mrs. Mabel Hubbard Bell
 1939 Wife, Husband and Friend
Doris Borland
 1938 Kentucky
Sally Goodwin
 1938 Suez
Countess Eugenie de Montijo
 1938 Three Blind Mice
Pamela Charters
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Miss Lynn Cherrington
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Vicky Benton
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Ina Heath Lewis
 1937 Love Under Fire
Myra Cooper
 1937 Café Metropole
Laura Ridgeway
 1937 Love Is News
Tony Gateson
 1936 Ladies in Love
Susie Schmidt
 1936 Ramona
 1936 Private Number
Ellen Neal
 1936 The Unguarded Hour
Lady Helen Dearden
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Berengaria - Princess of Navarre
 1935 Call of the Wild
Claire Blake
 1935 Shanghai
Barbara Howard
 1935 Clive of India
Margaret Maskelyne
 1934 The White Parade
June Arden
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Lola Field
 1934 Born to Be Bad
Letty Strong
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Julie Rothschild
 1934 Caravan
Countess Wilma
 1933 Man's Castle
 1933 The Devil's in Love
Margot Lesesne
 1933 She Had to Say Yes
Florence Denny
 1933 Midnight Mary
Mary Martin
 1933 Heroes for Sale
Ruth Loring
 1933 Zoo in Budapest
 1933 Grand Slam
Marcia Stanislavsky
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Madeline Walters
 1932 They Call It Sin
Marion Cullen
 1932 Life Begins
Grace Sutton
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Lola Davis Hayes
 1932 Play Girl
Buster 'Bus' Green Dennis
 1932 The Hatchet Man
Sun Toya San
 1931 Taxi
Sue Riley Nolan
 1931 Platinum Blonde
 1931 I Like Your Nerve
Diane Forsythe
 1931 The Ruling Voice
Gloria Bannister
 1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 8: 'the Brassie' (Short)
Loretta (uncredited)
 1931 Big Business Girl
Claire 'Mac' McIntyre
 1931 Too Young to Marry
Elaine Bumpstead
 1931 Three Girls Lost
Norene McMann
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Loretta Young
 1931 Beau Ideal
Isobel Brandon
 1930 The Devil to Pay!
 1930 The Right of Way
Rosalie Evantural
 1930 The Truth About Youth
Phyllis Ericson
 1930 Kismet
 1930 Road to Paradise
Mary Brennan / Margaret Waring
 1930 The Second Floor Mystery
Marion Ferguson
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Loretta Young (uncredited)
 1930 The Man from Blankley's
Margery Seaton
 1930 Loose Ankles
Ann Harper Berry
 1929 Show of Shows
Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
 1929 The Forward Pass
Patricia Carlyle
 1929 The Careless Age
 1929 Fast Life
Patricia Mason Stratton
 1929 The Girl in the Glass Cage
Gladys Cosgrove
 1929 The Squall
 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 Laugh, Clown, Laugh
 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 (Short)
Child on Operating Table
 1917 Sirens of the Sea
Child (as Gretchen Young)
 1917 The Primrose Ring
Fairy (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Self (26 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (31 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(4/3/50) Radio: Appeared in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Come to the Stable". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gretchen Young


5' 5¾" (1.67 m)


Jean Louis  (his death) | See more »


Judy Lewis


John Earl Young | Gladys Royal Young

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Personal Quote:

No. They're all better than I was. We had our favorites in our period, too. Bette Davis and Ingrid Bergman were the two best actresses. They were both so honest, full of integrity, both of them. Both of them so vulnerable. I don't I think you'll ever see a better performance on film than Bette Davis in The Little Foxes (1941) or Now, Voyager (1942). Bette really really really was talented. Had ... See more »


Returned to work three months after giving birth to her daughter Judy Lewis to begin filming on The Unguarded Hour (1936). See more »


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