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Loretta Young

Highest Rated:   100% The House of Rothschild (1934)
Lowest Rated:   60% The White Parade (1934)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 Come To The Stable
  • Actor
1998
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
No Score Yet Rachel and the Stranger
  • Rachel Harvey
1948
82% The Bishop's Wife
  • Julia Brougham
1948
No Score Yet 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
60% 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 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 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 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
100% The Sheik
  • Arab Child
1921

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