young Loretta YOUNG | Gretchen /Michaela/ Young
* 06.01.1913, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA † 12.08.2000, Los Angeles, USA

1917-21 sammelt erste Filmerfahrungen als Komparsin * 1928 eigentliches Filmdebüt * Vertrag bei First National und bei [20th Century] Fox (1933-40) * in 30er und 40er Jahren gehört zu den führenden Stars in Hollywood * seit 1940 freelance actress (arbeitet für verschiedene Studios) * 1953 Rückzug aus dem Kinobusiness (letzte Rolle in It Happens Every Thursday) * 1953-61 host/Moderatorin und (gelegentlich) Schauspielerin in The Loretta Young Show / Letter to Loretta (3 Emmy Awards) * 1962-63 wirkt in TV-Serie The New Loretta Young Show mit * seit Anfang der 60er Jahre widmet sich vorwiegend karitativer Arbeit * 1986-89 in spielt in zwei Fernsehfilmen (Golden Globe für Christmas Eve, 1987) * Genres: Drama / Komödie / Romanze / Krimi

FILMS

The Whip Woman (1928-USA * Joseph C. Boyle / Mädchen) Stummfilm
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928-USA * Herbert Brenon / Simonetta) Stummfilm
The Magnificent Flirt (1928-USA * Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast / Denise Laverne) Stummfilm
The Head Man (1928-USA * Edward F. Cline / Carol Watts) Stummfilm
Scarlet Seas (1928-USA * John Francis Dillon / Margaret Barbour)
The Squall (1929-USA * Alexander Korda / Irma)
The Girl in the Glass Cage (1929-USA * Ralph Dawson / Gladys Cosgrove)
Fast Life (1929-USA * John Francis Dillon / Patricia Mason Stratton)
The Careless Age (1929-USA * John Griffith Wray / Muriel)
Show of Shows (1929-USA * John G. Adolfi / Gaststar) all-star revue
The Forward Pass (1929-USA * Edward F. Cline / Patricia Carlyle)*
Loose Ankles (1929-USA * Ted Wilde / Ann Harper)°°
The Man from Blankley's (1930-USA * Alfred E. Green / Margery Seaton)
The Second Floor Mystery (1930-USA * Roy Del Ruth / Marion Ferguson) ►58m
Road to Paradise (1930-USA * William Beaudine / Mary Brennan/Margaret Waring)
Kismet (1930-USA * John Francis Dillon / Marsinah)
The Truth about Youth (1930-USA * William A. Seiter / Phyllis Ericson)
The Devil to Pay (1930-USA * George Fitzmaurice / Dorothy Hope)
Beau Ideal (1931-USA * Herbert Brenon / Isobel Brandon)
The Right of Way (1931-USA * Frank Lloyd / Rosalie Evantural)
Three Girls Lost (1931-USA * Sidney Lanfield / Noreen McMann)
Too Young to Marry (1931-USA * Mervyn LeRoy / Elaine Bumpstead)
Big Business Girl (1931-USA * William A. Seiter / Claire McIntyre)
I Like Your Nerve (1931-USA * William McGann / Diane)
Platinum Blonde (Vor Blondinen wird gewarnt, 1931-USA * R: Frank Capra, B: Jo Swerling; Robert Riskin, Dorothy Howell, K: Joseph Walker, D: LY-Gallagher, Robert Williams, Jean Harlow) 90m-Komödie
The Ruling Voice (1931-USA * Rowland V. Lee / Gloria Bannister)
Taxi! (1931-USA * Roy Del Ruth / Sue Reilly)
The Hatchet Man (Der Mann mit dem Beil, 1931/32-USA * William A. Wellman / Sun Toya San)
Play Girl (1932-USA * Ray Enright / Buster Green)
Week-end Marriage (1932-USA * Thornton Freeland / Lola Davis)
Life Begins (1932-USA * James Flood, Elliott Nugent / Grace Sutton)
They Call It Sin (1932-USA * Thornton Freeland / Marion Cullen)
Grand Slam (1932/33-USA * William Dieterle / Marcia Stanislavsky
Employees' Entrance (1933-USA * Roy Del Ruth / Madeline Walters West)
Zoo in Budapest (1933-USA * Rowland V. Lee / Eve)
The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933-USA * Archie L. Mayo / Peggy)
Midnight Mary (1933-USA * William A. Wellman / Mary Martin)
Heroes for Sale (1933-USA * William A. Wellman / Ruth Loring Holmes)
The Devil's in Love (1933-USA * William Dieterle / Margot Lesesne)
She Had to Say Yes (Liebe und andere Geschäfte, 1933-USA * George Amy, Busby Berkeley / Florence Denny)
Man's Castle (Ein Schloß in New York, 1933-USA * Frank Borzage / Trina)
House of Rothschild (1933/34-USA * Alfred L. Werker / Julie Rothschild)
Born to Be Bad (1934-USA * Lowell Sherman / Letty Strong)
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (Bulldog Drummond schlägt zurück, 1934-USA * Roy Del Ruth / Lola Field)
Caravan (1934-USA * Erik Charell / Gräfin Wilma)
The White Parade (1934-USA * Irving Cummings / June Arden)
Clive of India (1934-USA * Richard Boleslawski / Margaret Maskelyne Clive)
Shanghai (1935-USA * James Flood / Barbara Howard)
The Call of the Wild (Goldfieber in Alaska, 1934/35-USA * William A. Wellman / Claire Blake)
The Crusades (Kreuzritter - Richard Löwenherz, 1935-USA * Cecil B. DeMille / Berengaria)
The Unguarded Hour (Kein Alibi für den Staatsanwalt, 1936-USA * Sam Wood / Lady Helen Dearden)
Private Number (1936-USA * Roy Del Ruth / Ellen Neal)
Ramona (1936-USA * Henry King / Ramona)
Ladies in Love (1936-USA * Edward H. Griffith / Susie Schmidt)
Love Is News (1937-USA * Tay Garnett / Toni Gateson)
Cafe Metropole (1937-USA * Edward H. Griffith / Laura Ridgeway)
Love under Fire (1937-USA * George Marshall / Myra Cooper)
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937-USA * Walter Lang / Ina Lewis)
Second Honeymoon (1937-USA * Walter Lang / Vicky Benton)
Four Men and a Prayer (1938-USA * John Ford / Lynn Cherrington)
Three Blind Mice (1938-USA * William A. Seiter / Pamela Charters)
Suez (Suez,1938-USA * Allan Dwan / Eugenie de Montijo)
Kentucky (1938-USA * David Butler / Sally Goodwin)
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939-USA * Gregory Ratoff / Doris Borland)
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (Liebe und Leben des Telefonbauers A. Bell, 1939-USA * Irving Cummings / Mabel Hubbard Bell)
Eternally Yours (Zauberer der Liebe, 1939-USA * Tay Garnett / Anita Halstead)
The Doctor Takes a Wife (Hochzeit wider Willen, 1940-USA * Alexander Hall / June Cameron)
He Stayed for Breakfast (1940-USA * Alexander Hall / Marianna Duval)
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941-USA * Frank Lloyd / Annie Morgan)
The Men in Her Life (Roman einer Tänzerin, 1941-USA * Gregory Ratoff / Lina Varsavina)
Bedtime Story (1941-USA * Alexander Hall / Jane Drake)
A Night to Remember (1942/43-USA * Richard Wallace / Nancy Troy)
China (1943-USA * John Farrow / Carolyn Grant)
Ladies Courageous (1944-USA * John Rawlins / Roberta Harper)
And Now Tomorrow (Der Morgen gehört uns, 1944-USA * Irving Pichel / Emily Blair)
Along Came Jones (Der Vagabund von Texas, 1945-USA * Stuart Heisler / Cherry de Longpre)
The Stranger (Die Spur des Fremden, 1945-USA * Orson Welles / Mary Longstreet)
The Perfect Marriage (1946-USA * Lewis Allen / Maggie Williams)
The Farmer's Daughter (Die Farmerstochter, 1946-USA * H.C. Potter / Katrin Holstrom)
The Bishop's Wife (Jede Frau braucht einen Engel, 1947-USA * Henry Koster / Julia Brougham)
Rachel and the Stranger (Ehe ohne Liebe, 1948-USA * Norman Foster / Rachel Harvey)
The Accused (Frau in Notwehr, 1948-USA * William Dieterle / Wilma Tuttle)
Mother Is a Freshman (1948-USA * Lloyd Bacon / Abigail Fortitude Abbott)
Come to the Stable (...und der Himmel lacht dazu, 1948/49-USA * Henry Koster / Schwester Margaret)
Key to the City (Ein charmanter Flegel, 1950-USA * George Sidney / Clarissa Standish)
Cause for Alarm (Grund zur Aufregung, 1950/51-USA * Tay Garnett / Ellen Jones)
Half Angel (1951-USA * Richard Sale / Nora)
Paula (Paula, 1952-USA * Rudolph Maté / Paula Rogers)
Because of You (Aus Liebe zu Dir, 1952-USA * Joseph Pevney / Christine Carroll)
It Happens Every Thursday (Jede Woche neu, 1953-USA * Joseph Pevney / Jane MacAvoy)

AWARD

Academy Award (Oscar) für The Farmer's Daughter (beste Hauptdarstellerin, 1948)

BOOKS

Loretta Young (mit Helen Ferguson): The Things I Had to Learn. Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1961
Joe Morella, Edward Z. Epstein: Loretta Young: An Extraordinary Life. New York: Delacorte Press, 1986

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