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Loretta Young

Loretta Young

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Also Known As: Died: August 11, 2000
Born: January 6, 1913 Cause of Death: ovarian cancer
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Moved to Hollywood at age three; began to appear in films as an extra and in bit roles
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Between ages three and eight, made uncredited appearances in several silent films
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While attending convent school, was not allowed to appear in films
1927:
Film acting debut at age 14, in "Naughty But Nice"; director Mervyn LeRoy originally wanted sister Polly Ann but she was unavailable; Gretchen (later dubbed Loretta), asked for, and got, the job
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"Naughty But Nice" led to contract with First National; changed name to Loretta Young
1929:
Made singing debut in "The Show of Shows"
1931:
Was featured in "Platinum Blonde", directed by Frank Capra
1934:
Signed with Fox when Daryl F Zanuck moved from Warner Bros.
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Had dispute with Zanuck and was briefly blacklisted until Harry Cohn signed her with Columbia Pictures; eventually made peace with Zanuck
1935:
Starred opposite Clark Gable in "The Call of the Wild"; the stars engaged in a love affair that resulted in Young's pregnancy and the birth of daughter Judy
1938:
Appeared in "Kentucky"
1939:
Acted alongside her three sisters in the biopic "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell"
1940:
When contract with Fox expired, worked freelance
1941:
Played an actress who wants to retire but whose playwright husband doesn't want her to in "Bedtime Story"
1946:
Cast as the unsuspecting newlywed wife of a refugee Nazi war criminal in "The Stranger", directed by and starring Orson Welles
1947:
Starred in the title role of the fantasy "The Bishop's Wife"
1947:
Had perhaps best-known screen role as a Swedish woman who runs for Congress in "The Farmer's Daughter"; won Best Actress Academy Award
1948:
Offered fine turn as the indentured servant wife of a farmer in "Rachel and the Stranger", co-starring Robert Mitchum and William Holden
1949:
Earned second Oscar nomination for "Come to the Stable", playing a nun out to establish a children's hospital
1953:
Last feature film, "It Happens Every Thursday"
1954:
Began starring in own TV show; "The Loretta Young Show" ended its run on NBC in 1961, and for its last season (1962-1963) aired on CBS; awarded three Emmy Awards
1963:
"Retired" from acting; devoted time and energies to Catholic charities
1972:
Won suit against NBC for unlawful syndication of her TV shows; award $600,000
1986:
Returned to acting after a 23-year retirement to perform the leading role in the TV-movie, "Christmas Eve" (NBC)
1989:
Final acting role, the NBC TV-movie "Lady in a Corner"

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