Loretta Young

Highest Rated: 100% The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Lowest Rated: 50% The White Parade (1934)
Birthday: Jan 6, 1913
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Born Gretchen Young, her family moved to Hollywood and she began appearing (at age four) as a child extra in movies, as did her sisters (one of whom later became known as actress Sally Blane). At 14, she got a small supporting role in Naughty but Nice (1927), which led to a screen contract. She moved quickly from teenager to ingénue to leading lady roles, appearing in many films and successfully making the transition to the sound era. By the mid-'30s, she was an established star, usually cast in decorative roles in routine programmers. For her work in The Farmer's Daughter (1947) she won the Best Actress Oscar, and was nominated again for Come to the Stable (1949). After a consistently busy screen career of 25 years, she retired from films in 1953 to host the TV series The Loretta Young Show, a weekly half-hour teleplay; she appeared in about half of the show's episodes, winning three Emmy Awards. Since the early '60s, she has devoted most of her energies to Catholic charities. She has been married twice. In 1930, she made headlines when, at age 17, she eloped with actor Grant Withers. However, the marriage was annulled after a year. She later married producer and writer Thomas Lewis, from whom she eventually separated. She authored the memoir The Things I Had to Learn (1961). After NBC unlawfully broadcast her TV shows abroad, she sued the network in 1972 and won 600,000 dollars.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle) Mrs. Mabel Hubbard Bell 2000
No Score Yet Zoo in Budapest Actor 1991
No Score Yet Christmas Eve Amanda Kingsley 1986
No Score Yet The Road to Lourdes Actor 1956
No Score Yet It Happens Every Thursday Jane MacAvoy 1953
No Score Yet Paula Paula Rogers 1952
No Score Yet Half Angel Nora Gilpin 1951
No Score Yet Cause for Alarm Ellen Jones 1951
No Score Yet Golden Age of TV Dramas Actor 1951
No Score Yet Key to the City Clarissa Standish 1950
No Score Yet Come to the Stable Sister Margaret 1949
No Score Yet The Accused Dr. Wilma Tuttle 1949
67% Rachel and the Stranger Rachel Harvey 1948
83% The Bishop's Wife Julia Brougham 1948
100% The Farmer's Daughter Katrin Holstrom 1947
96% The Stranger Mary Longstreet 1946
No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage Maggie Williams 1946
No Score Yet Along Came Jones Cherry de Longpre 1945
No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Emily Blair 1944
No Score Yet China Carolyn Grant 1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember Nancy Troy 1942
No Score Yet Bedtime Story Jane Drake 1941
No Score Yet He Stayed for Breakfast Marianne Duval 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife June Cameron 1940
No Score Yet Eternally Yours Anita Halstead 1939
No Score Yet Wife, Husband and Friend Doris Blair Borland 1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty Actor 1939
No Score Yet Kentucky Sally Goodwin 1938
No Score Yet Four Men and a Prayer Lynn Cherrington 1938
No Score Yet Suez Empress Eugenie 1938
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon Vicky Benton 1937
No Score Yet Cafe Metropole Laura Ridgeway 1937
No Score Yet Love Is News Tony Gateson 1937
No Score Yet Ladies in Love Susie Schmidt 1936
No Score Yet Private Number Ellen Neal 1936
No Score Yet The Unguarded Hour Actor 1936
No Score Yet The Crusades Berengaria, Princess of Navarre 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Shanghai Barbara Howard 1935
No Score Yet Call of the Wild Claire Blake 1935
50% The White Parade June Arden 1934
100% The House of Rothschild Julie Rothschild 1934
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad Letty Strong 1934
No Score Yet Caravan Countess Wilma 1934
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Lola Field 1934
71% Man's Castle Trina 1933
75% Heroes for Sale Ruth Loring Holmes 1933
No Score Yet Life of Jimmy Dolan Peggy 1933
No Score Yet Grand Slam Marcia Stanislavsky 1933
No Score Yet Employees' Entrance Madeleine Walters West 1933
No Score Yet Midnight Mary Mary Martin 1933
No Score Yet She Had to Say Yes Florence Denny 1933
No Score Yet Zoo in Budapest Eve 1933
No Score Yet The Hatchet Man Actor 1932
No Score Yet Taxi! Sue Reilly 1932
No Score Yet They Call It Sin Marion Cullen 1932
100% Platinum Blonde Gallagher 1931
No Score Yet I Like Your Nerve Diane Forsythe 1931
No Score Yet Big Business Girl Claire 'Mac' McIntyre 1931
No Score Yet Three Girls Lost Noreen McMann 1931
No Score Yet The Stolen Jools Actor 1931
No Score Yet Beau Ideal Isobel Brandon 1931
No Score Yet The Devil To Pay! Actor 1930
No Score Yet The Man from Blankley's Margery Seaton 1930
No Score Yet Loose Ankles Ann Harper Berry 1930
No Score Yet The Truth About Youth Phyllis Ericson 1930
No Score Yet The Squall Irma 1929
No Score Yet The Forward Pass Patricia Carlyle 1929
No Score Yet Laugh, Clown, Laugh Simonette 1928
No Score Yet Her Wild Oat Bit Part 1927
88% The Sheik Arab Child 1921