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Loretta Young’s 100th Birthday

Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Jan 6th, 2013
2013
Jan 6

100th BIRTHDAY

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN ACTRESS

  • BORN: January 6, 1913, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • DIED: August 12. 2000, Los Angeles, California
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Ovarian cancer

Click here to watch a scene from “The Farmer’s Daughter
with Loretta Young

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4 Responses

  1. jacktf Says:

    Miss Young has always been one of my favorite actresses, and I especially enjoyed her TV show. I wish there still were dramatic anthologies like Miss Young’s program on TV. I also enjoy all of her movies, of which I believe my favorite is “Cause for Alarm!” [1951]. Several times during the holiday season each year I watch her 1947 movie with Cary Grant and David Niven, “The Bishop’s Wife.” I watched it again just last evening. Happy Birthday, Miss Young . . . you are still loved and missed!

  2. vp19 Says:

    If you only Loretta from her later work, which was fine, check out some of her earlier movies being shown this month on TCM. Not only was she among the most luminous and ethereal actresses of her time, she made plenty of movies in her teens (playing adult roles), and was superb in just about all of them. With the possible exception of Norma Shearer, no actress had her reputation belatedly rehabilitated by the pre-Code revival than Loretta Young — and I’m glad she got to experience some of that renewed appreciation before she left us in 2000.

  3. Anne Says:

    Loretta Young was one of my favourite actress ,and I concur with the above sentiments concerning Loretta Young. She was part of an era that reflected style , glamour and class. Thanks for the beautiful memories!!!!

  4. Linda Lewis Says:

    Dear Allan: Thank you for the lovely tributes to Loretta (my beloved mother-in-law) and to Judy and Aunt Polly Ann, too. Wanted to let you know we’ve just mounted an AMAZING exhibition to honor Loretta’s 100th Anniversary at The Hollywood Museum. TCM has named her Star of Month for January and she will be on Me-TV this Sunday with the Anthology series referenced above with highlights from the Opening of the Museum. Me-TV at 12:00 noon Pacific (double check me on the timing!) We appreciate your nice posts!
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    Hi Linda, I’ve been watching the TCM tributes this month. I look forward to the exhibit at the Hollywood Museum and to see the TV show on ME-TV. That’s very cool.
    Loretta was my father’s favorite actress and he always watched the TV show. He loved the part in the beginning when Loretta would come in through the double doors. I always have that memory.

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