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Loretta Young

Loretta Young
from the trailer for She Had to Say Yes (1933)
Personal information
Birth nameGretchen Michaela Young
Birth dateJanuary 6, 1913
Place of birthSalt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Date of deathAugust 12, 2000(age 87)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1917 - 2000
Spouse-Grant Withers-1930-1931
-Tom Lewis-1940-1969
-Jean Louis-1993-1997

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Loretta Young (January 6, 1913 - August 12, 2000) was an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won the 1948 best actress Academy Award for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter, and received an Oscar nomination for her role in Come to the Stable, in 1950.

Young then moved to the relatively new medium of television, where she had a dramatic anthology series called The Loretta Young Show, from 1953 to 1961. The series earned three Emmy Awards, and reran successfully on daytime TV and later in syndication. Young, a devout Catholic, later worked with various Catholic charities after her acting career.


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