Loretta Young Net Worth – Biography, Age, Birthday, Height, Early Life, Partner, Wiki and Facts
Loretta Young Net Worth, Biography, Age, Birthday, Height, Early Life, Family, Dating Partner(s), Wiki Facts and Facts are as follows.
Gretchen Young, more commonly known by her stage name Loretta Young, was an American actress renowned for appearing in over 150 films during a career that spanned 80 years. Starting her acting career as a child actor during the 1910s and becoming one of Hollywood’s leading ladies with roles such as The Farmer’s Daughter (for which she won an Academy Award) and Come to the Stable (nominated), Loretta became one of Hollywood’s premier actors during this era.
Loretta Young was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 6, 1913 to two younger sisters and raised by a family that owned a boarding house; her mother performed as a pianist at local theatres. Loretta and her sisters moved to California in 1921 where they all became successful child actors – starting their film careers early with Lawrence Wong’s film Laugh, Clown, Laugh with Lon Chaney Sr in 1917; that year was when Young earned recognition by WAMPAS Baby Stars program as well.
Young made her transition to talkies seamlessly during this period; making six to nine films per year during this time and frequently being known as the “Sweetheart of the Screen”.
Young first starred opposite Grant Withers at 17 in Warner Bros’ film The Second Floor Mystery and, the following year, she eloped with him despite their age difference of nine years – although their marriage would later be annulled. Additionally, Young co-starred with Clark Gable in Frank Borzage’s Man’s Castle (1933). Although their romance flourished throughout their careers; due to a morality clause in her contract and his being married at the time – she concealed their pregnancy and birth of their daughter Judy Lewis from media reports claiming it as adoption!
After retiring from filmmaking, she hosted The Loretta Young Show for eight years on NBC television – it was the first live drama anthology series ever shown and also the longest running. Additionally, Young led an active personal life, having been married three times and bearing several children during that period.
Though she faced difficulties in her personal life, she remained a woman of faith. Upon her death in 2000 at age 87 she is interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale California with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame dedicated to her at 6935 Hollywood Boulevard – she is known as the “Sweetheart” of the screen and survived by sons including actor Peter Lewis; her legacy lives on through numerous films and TV appearances; an example that shows one can overcome any challenge with dedication and strength.