Loretta Young

Loretta Young- born Gretchen Young 1913-2000.

Loretta Young started in film in 1917 with the movie The Primrose Ring, acting uncredited as a fairy. Her last film was the 1953 It Happens Every Thursday.

For the film The Farmer's Daughter in 1947 she won a best actress Academy Award. She also received a nomination for best actress in 1949 for Come to the Stable.

Her television series The Loretta Young Show, ran from 1953 to 1961. The series won three Emmy Awards. The New Loretta Young Show ran until 1963. Afterward, Loretta Young was in retirement in California, though she did pursue a breach of contract suit against NBC for which she finally won in 1972.

Loretta Young returned to television and won a Golden Globe in 1986 for Christmas Eve. In 1989 she appeared in the TV-movie Lady in the Corner. She was also the voice narrator for the 1994 TV-movie Life Along the Mississippi.

"The easiest way to crush your laurels is to lean on them."

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