Archive for November 30th, 2011

Me and Judy Lewis

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011


My memories of Judy Lewis



By Allan R. Ellenberger


Judy Lewis was the daughter of Loretta Young and Clark Gable. I had the pleasure of meeting her in the summer of 2001 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. I remember it was for a screening but don’t ask me the name of the film. There was a gathering before the film where hors d’oeuvres and drinks were served. I happened to see Judy there and she was alone. I got up the nerve to talk to her (I don’t usually do that). I was working on my Rudolph Valentino book at the time and among other things, we discussed her mother and aunts appearance in The Shiek when they were children. She told me that she had heard that story before but her mother never discussed it, which she was sorry about. She was very gracious and kind and wished me good luck with my book. She didn’t hesitate when I asked to have our picture taken. Judy Lewis passed away from cancer on November 25 in a retirement home near Philadelphia. She was 76. Rest in peace.


Judy Lewis Obituary

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011


Judy Lewis dies at 76; daughter of stars Loretta Young and Clark Gable



A psychotherapist and actress, Judy Lewis wrote tenderly about her only meeting with Gable at age 15. Young, an unmarried, staunch Catholic, faked an adoption of Lewis, who did not learn the truth about her parentage until an adult.


By Elaine Woo
Los Angeles Times
December 1, 2011


Judy Lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about her complicated heritage as the illegitimate daughter of Hollywood legends Loretta Young and Clark Gable, has died. She was 76.


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