Me and Judy Lewis


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.


4 Responses to “Me and Judy Lewis”

  1. Lisa Sinkko says:

    I wish I could have met her

  2. Barry Lane says:

    Allan, please keep posting these things. Your thinking is always good. Could be there is more than what is out there about Judy, Clark, Loretta, and Tom. A strong, if not not particularly nice story. Look forwrd to more. Best.

  3. Berta says:

    Ojalá haya podido por fin reunirse con sus padres. Un saludo desde España.

  4. Berta says:

    Ojalá al fin haya podido reunirse con sus padres. Grácias por sus correos electrónicos. Un saludo desde España.

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