Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Loretta Young Biography (1913-2000)
Born Gretchen Michaela Young; January 6, 1913 (some sources say 1914), in Salt Lake City, UT; married Grant Withers (an actor), 1930 (divorced, 1931); married Thomas H.A. Lewis, 1940; children: Judy (first marriage; adopted); Christopher Paul, Peter (second marriage). Addresses: PUBLICIST--Joel Brokaw, The Brokaw Company, 9255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 706, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Loretta Young is very active in Catholic charity organizations.
- Birth Details
- January 6, 1913
- Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
- Death Details
- August 12, 2000
- Los Angeles, California
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- An Evening with Loretta Young, American Museum of Broadcasting TelevisionFestival, New York City, then Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, Leo Bing Theatre, Los Angeles, both 1989.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--Child on operating table, The Only Way, 1919.
- Carol Watts, The Head Man, First National, 1928.
- Simonetta, Laugh, Clown, Laugh, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1928.
- Denise Laverne, The Magnificent Flirt, Famous Players, 1928.
- the girl, The Whip Woman, First National, 1928.
- Margaret Barbour, Scarlet Seas, First National, 1929.
- Patricia, Fast Life, Warner Brothers/First National, 1929.
- Patricia Carlyle, The Forward Pass, Warner Brothers/First National, 1929.
- Gladys Cosgrove, The Girl in the Glass Cage, Warner Brothers/First National, 1929.
- Irma, The Squall, Warner Brothers/First National, 1929.
- Muriel, The Careless Age, First National, 1929.
- as herself, The Show of Shows, Warner Brothers, 1929. Dorothy Hope, The Devil to Pay, United Artists, 1930.
- Marsinah, Kismet, Warner Brothers/First National, 1930.
- Ann Harper Berry, Loose Ankles, Warner Brothers/First National, 1930.
- Margery Seaton, The Man from Blankley's, Warner Brothers, 1930.
- Margaret Waring and Mary Brennan, Road to Paradise, First National, 1930.
- Marian Ferguson, The Second Floor Mystery (also known as The Second- Story Murder), Warner Brothers, 1930.
- Phyllis Ericson, The Truth About Youth, First National, 1930.
- Isobel Brandon, Beau Ideal, RKO, 1931.
- Claire McIntyre, Big Business Girl, First National, 1931.
- Diane, I Like Your Nerve, Warner Brothers/First National, 1931.
- Gallagher, Platinum Blonde, Columbia, 1931.
- Rosalie Evantural, The Right of Way, Warner Brothers/First National, 1931.
- Noreen McMann, Three Girls Lost, Twentieth Century, 1931.
- Elaine Bumstead, Too Young to Marry (also known as Broken Dishes), WarnerBrothers, 1931.
- Gloria Bannister, The Ruling Voice (also known as Upper Underworld), Warner Brothers/First National, 1931.
- Toya San, The Hatchet Man (also known as The Honorable Mr. Wong), WarnerBrothers, 1932.
- Grace Sutton, Life Begins (also known as Dream of Life), Warner Brothers/First National, 1932.
- Buster, Play Girl (also known as Love on a Budget), Warner Brothers, 1932.
- Sue Riley, Taxi!, Warner Brothers, 1932.
- Marion Cullen, They Call It Sin (also known as The Way of Life), Warner Brothers/First National, 1932.
- Lola Davis, Weekend Marriage (also known as Weekend Lives and Working Wives), Warner Brothers/First National, 1932.
- Margot, The Devil's in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1933.
- Madeline, Employee's Entrance, Warner Brothers, 1933.
- Marcia Stanislavsky, Grand Slam, Warner Brothers, 1933.
- Ruth, Heroes for Sale (also known as Breadline), Warner Brothers/First National, 1933.
- Peggy, The Life of Jimmy Dolan (also known as The Kid's Last Fight and The Sucker), Warner Brothers, 1933.
- Trina, A Man's Castle, Columbia, 1933.
- Mary Martin, Midnight Mary (also known as Lady of the Night), MGM, 1933.
- Florence Denny, She Had to Say Yes, Warner Brothers/First National, 1933.
- Eve, Zoo in Budapest, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1933.
- Letty Strong, Born to Be Bad, United Artists, 1934.
- Lola Field, Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back, United Artists, 1934.
- Countess Wilma, Caravan, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1934.
- Julie Rothschild, The House of Rothschild, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1934.
- June Arden, The White Parade, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1934.
- Claire Blake, Call of the Wild, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1935.
- Margaret Maskelyne Clive, Clive of India, United Artists, 1935.
- Berengaria, The Crusades, Paramount, 1935.
- Barbara Howard, Shanghai, Paramount, 1935.
- Susie Schmidt, Ladies in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.
- Ellen Neal, Private Number (also known as Secret Interlude), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.
- title role, Ramona, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936.
- Lady Helen Dearden, The Unguarded Hour, MGM, 1936.
- Laura Ridgeway, Cafe Metropole, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.
- Tony Gateson, Love Is News, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.
- Myra Cooper, Love Under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.
- Vicki, Second Honeymoon, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.
- Ina, Wife, Doctor, and Nurse, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1937.
- Lynn Cherrington, Four Men and a Prayer, Twentiety Century-Fox, 1938.
- Sally Goodwin, Kentucky, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938.
- Empress Eugenie, Suez, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938.
- Pamela Charters, Three Blind Mice, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1938.
- Anita Halstead, Eternally Yours, United Artists, 1939.
- Mrs. Bell, The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (also known as The Modern Miracle), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1939.
- Doris Blair Borland, Wife, Husband, and Friend, Twentieth Century- Fox, 1939.
- June Cameron, The Doctor Takes a Wife, Columbia, 1940.
- Marianne Duval, He Stayed for Breakfast, Columbia, 1940.
- Annie, Lady from Cheyenne, Universal, 1941.
- Lina Varsavina, The Men in Her Life, Columbia, 1941.
- Jane Drake, Bedtime Story, Columbia, 1942.
- Nancy Troy, A Night to Remember, Columbia, 1942.
- Carolyn Grant, China, Paramount, 1943.
- Emily Blair, And Now Tomorrow, Paramount, 1944.
- Roberta Courageous, Ladies Courageous, Universal, 1944.
- Cherry de Longpre, Along Came Jones, RKO, 1945.
- Maggie Williams, The Perfect Marriage, Paramount, 1946.
- Mary Longstreet, The Stranger, RKO, 1946.
- Katrin Holstrom, The Farmer's Daughter, RKO, 1947.
- Julia Brougham, The Bishop's Wife, RKO, 1947.
- Rachel, Rachel and the Stranger, RKO, 1948.
- Wilma Tuttle, The Accused (also known as Strange Deception), Paramount, 1949.
- Sister Margaret, Come to the Stable, Abigail "Abby" Fortitude Abbott, Mother Is a Freshman (also known as Mother Knows Best), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949.
- Clarissa Standish, Key to the City, MGM, 1950.
- Ellen Jones, Cause for Alarm, MGM, 1951.
- Nora, Half Angel, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
- Christine Carroll, Because of You, Universal, 1952.
- Paula Rogers, Paula (also known as The Silent Voice), Columbia, 1952.
- Jane MacAvoy, It Happens Every Thursday, Universal, 1953.
- Also appeared in Sirens of the Sea, United Artists, 1921; as Arab child,The Son of the Sheik, 1921; in Naughty But Nice, First National, 1927; Her Wild Oats, First National, 1928.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Host, A Letter to Loretta, NBC, 1953-54.
- host, The Loretta Young Theatre, NBC, 1954-61.
- Christine Massey, The Loretta Young Show (also known as The New Loretta Young Show), CBS, 1962-63.
- Amanda Kingsley, Christmas Eve, NBC, 1986.
- Grace Guthrie, Lady in a Corner, NBC, 1989.
- Happy Birthday Hollywood, ABC, 1987.
Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- "Flight from Home," The Family Theatre, Mutual, 1947.
- Four Star Playhouse, NBC, 1949.
- "Liberty's Lady," Screen Guild Theatre, CBS.
- Theatre of Romance, CBS.
- Lux Radio Theatre, NBC (fourteen episodes).
- One Man's Family, NBC.
- The Things I've Learned (autobiography), 1961.
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