I was very young and remember her well. Today when movie stars look like messes when you see them in public---------ugly-------and their lives are even worse-------she ------Loretta Young had a true vocation. She was a lovely credit to her Catholic faith. Her flaws made her seem more like the rest of us. She had struggles but she overcame them. Thanks for your writings about her.
If I can't find one of her movies on TV, I enjoy my set of videos of "The Loretta Young Show." It's a shame that today's movies, both theater and TV, have gone the way of nudity and crude language...I rarely go to movies anymore because of that....just to enjoy something with my grandchildren. When I came along (I'm 66), sex and language was not explicit...it was an age of romance with beautiful music. I miss it!!
Thank you for the smiles and the memories Ms. Young---you made all of our lives better.
Recently, I saw you in a movie with Alan Ladd in which he plays a doctor and you were a wealthy, but hearing impaired, patient. (The name of the movie does not come to mind now--I am too excitied about finding your website and I have never written a fan letter before. ) Anyway, you looked so lovely in that movie and your clothes were just beautiful. It does make one wish for the elegance and the beauty of the past.
You are still so truly lovely and I was taken aback by the beauty of your photo in Vanity Fair in last year's issue.
Belated best Wishes on your recent birthday from one fan who is still touched by your screen presence. Best Regards from Washington, DC!
Pat & Charlie Veith
Barbara from Maryland (I just wanted her to know how she made a difference in my life. Please let her know how wonderful she is!!!!!!!!!!)
On a personal note, I remember as a very little girl being fascinated by Loretta Young, she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. I still think so! Loretta is to me the quintessential standard of femininity, grace, courage, and inner beauty as well as physical beauty. My favorite movie is The Bishop's Wife, and during the hectic Holiday Season, I always make sure I take the time to treat myself to watch it at least once. I have also been known to watch it in the heat of summer.
Thanks to a great lady, for helping me to appreciate the fine art that it is to be a woman.
I was truly honored to watch a movie that you had made. "The Farmers Daughter" was on the Arts and Entertainment Channel this morning, and to be honest with you I didn't know much about you. I'm 40 years old and greatly disillusioned with many of the movies that are produced these days. It seems that true acting has given way to special effects, or immoral story lines, and I wonder what has happened. After watching "The Farmers Daughter," I walked away saying, "now that's real acting!". Why is it that when I watch great classics, that they stir emotional thought, and in most cases, a good feeling? More over than the movies of today. I could not stop laughing when I watched you and Joseph Cotton, and again that "good feeling" kept popping up in me only to be subdued by the TV commercials. Miss Young thank you for making my day a little brighter. I only wish that actresses and actors could do movies like this one, and countless other classics that could be revised for today's movies. Maybe it would brighten other peoples day who have high pressure life styles, and who go to the movies to unwind but only to watch violence, or sex as pleasure. Doesn't make sense, does it? I hope to see more of your movies in the near future. I believe by what I've read about you on these e-mails that you sound like a fine person and hopefully I would meet you someday. Thank you again.
Thank you so much.
I'm new to the Internet. But I wanted Miss Young to know how much I enjoy watching her movies. The Bishops Wife was just on AMC this morning and I watched it again.
One thing that I would love to see again are reruns of her TV shows. Is there any possibility of these coming back to TV. They were such wonderful shows and would be as enjoyable today as they were when I first watched them.
Thank you, Miss Young, for giving all of us so many wonderful movies.
Sincerely, An Old Fan
I was prompted to write this after seeing "The Bishop's Wife," earlier today on AMC (1 Oct. '99). While I was familiar with the story, I thought, "what a remarkable, delicately played, performance," and I took the time to look up information about her on your website.
I just want to wish her, wherever she may be, a continued grand life and God Bless!
David-A new fan.
Also, she has said that her favorite part in all the movies she made was as the nun in "Come to the Stable". I got the video and ... sure enough ... she's fabulous!
A special hello to my fellow Loretta Young fans.
i look forward to obtaining a copy of the book.
I hope that from learning from her, that I have been the role model to my children, that she was for me. There aren't many women on the movie front that will ever bring into a person's life the warmth and great acting, that Loretta has. So, thank you so much, for allowing me, and all her admiring fans a place to be able to tell her how much she is LOVED!!!!!!.
Thank you, Jean.
No other motion picture actress has so consistently complimented and enhanced her costumes and personal attire in such an elegant and natural manner.
Miss Young, please know that you are truly, truly loved by your many, many fans.
Grace I hope Miss Young looks at this website to enjoy the many tributes to her. Like all the other "fifty-something's," I watched Loretta float into my living room as a young girl. Many Sundays, Easters, and special occasions when my sister and I were dressed up, we practiced swirling through doorways just like Loretta Young.
I thoroughly agree with two quotes I read in other e-mail: "Her sparkling eyes found your heart."---Dominic Campisi. Another woman who met her personally at a party said, "SHE LOOKED LIKE A MOVIE STAR, but acted like the lady next door." That is exactly how I imagine meeting her would be.
It is wonderful to have a beautiful, faith-filled role model who is no "plaster of paris saint." Growing up Catholic, we were presented with so many untouchable, unimmitatable (Is that a word?) saints. Only as grown woman have I learned that sainthood is a matter of loving God with your whole heart and not "being perfect." Now I have the boundless joy of knowing I am one of God's beloved.
On of the most memorable lines that pierced my heart as I struggled with a devastating bout of depression that at the time seemed unconquerable, was: "Tears are God's way of melting a heart frozen in grief." (I think is was from "Christmas Eve.") When this line was spoken, I knew when I could cry, I would be healed. About two years later, I started crying, and friends and relatives had to build an ARK. When I was done, all the joy, laughter and hope that was buried under that frozen tundra of grief was released. Praise our Loving God! and Thank you and bless you, Loretta Young, for all you have given to so many.
Lucy, Detroit, Michigan
This is a wonderful tribute and biography website for Loretta Young. Every star should be so fortunate to have a site like this. I do believe you can grasp the greatness of Loretta Young and her incredible life and career here. And there is so much! But she did so much.
What a wonderful journey.
I would have been inspired to thank-you for this site anyway, but, I'm a little embarrassed since telling you this means you know I actually looked through so many of the fabulous photos from all of Loretta's movies. Which is a lot of browsing! But I did note that the photo for "Kismet" shows up for the movie "The Squall". I publish a lot and I always appreciate it when someone tells me these little details because it is IMPOSSIBLE not to see them. Sometimes I rush publish things just so I can get to the corrections sooner. But just thought you'd like to know.
It's a wonderful tribule, Loretta is very fortunate to have such a devoted fan. She definitely deserves the tribute, but I know you brought it to us, so in that, I thank-you.
Have a blessed day and may God's love shine in your world,
I had the privilege of meeting Miss Young during the filming of the movie of the week "Christmas Eve". I spent time talking to her during the wrap party. When she talked to you, she was totally focused on you and made you feel like you were the only person in the room. She autographed a lobby card from one of her movies for my mother. I found her to be very charming and I will never forget the experience of meeting her. I also had the honor of meeting Joe DiMaggio a few years ago and I put Miss Young and him in the same class. They have exactly that, "class". You just don't see much of that anymore.
I wish we had more people like Loretta. I was not aware of her strong opinions on moral issues. What led me to this site was the disgusting Oscar Award Show this evening. I turned it off. It is so depressing to me to hear the language and see the lack of morality. I decided to look up Loretta on the web. The site is very well done and I shall be visiting it often. Thank you for providing it.
What a lovely woman and actress. Many more and Happy, health birthdays.
Keep it up!
W.W., Retired Capt. Northwest Orient Airlines
My favorite episode concerned her visit to Lourdes( I don't recall the title). Would anyone know of the name of this episode and if it is available to purchase? I also have a vague memory of an episode in which Miss Young is about to marry, but she gets cold feet at the last minute and doesn't really know why---am I just dreaming this up, or does anyone remember this?
I have never written a fan letter before because I too wanted my very first one to be to the BEST actress in the world. I hope Miss Young checks her Web site and realizes how very much we appreciate her beauty and talent. I have been able to find a set of Loretta Young TV episodes which I truly treasure, but I would love to find more. I will continue to check this Web site to read other fans' comments---I am so happy to have found others who appreciate this wonderful lady.
Thanks to all who have put this together--keep up the terrific job!!!!
Of all the movies you've done the one which is still my very favorite Movie of all time and a Holiday favorite...THE Movie of all times is "THE BISHOP'S WIFE" ...I do believe you and the rest of that cast Individually and collectively captured it pure escence of what the true meaning of Christmas, past and present is and always will be...
I have 2 married sons and 4 grandchildren whom I love dearly...My gift to them last year after a year of Serious Illness, was a Video for both families of THE BISHOP'S WIFE.
I thought long and hard to decide the one gift I wanted them to have to remember me for many years after my death and that was my decision....
I want them to remember me at holiday time with the viewing of that film and the happy memories of our Christmases past together..and to know how the true meaning of Christmas will never die...
Thank You for the many years of wonderful memories.......
You have been such a blessing to so many others through your work and your life...My wish for you is:
As Cary Grant's character, Dudley said of Jimmy Gleason's Character, Sylvester, the cab driver, (and I Para-phrase), " He will be truly Blessed, and his children, and his Children's Children shall rise up and call him Blessed..."
Merry Christmas, to you and your family and many many more...
Give Loretta my fondest regards....the Site is wonderful I love the pictures.....I do believe she's the most beautiful woman in the world.....She's so very special.....and gifted...I feel so privleged to have lived in the same time as she....her work has had a profound effect on my life and many other's lives too....
Hello. I am also a very big fan of Mrs. Young. I love her movies and her TV show. I have introduced her movie's and show's to my wife and now Loretta is her favorite actress.
I am also a collector of boxing movies and boxing theme TV shows. I have the movie 'THE LIFE OF JIMMY DOLAN" and her TV show "THE COUNT OF TEN". Mrs. Young mentions in the opening of count of ten that she did a show a year earlier with EDDIE ALBERT called TIGER TIPTON. I have been trying to find this show through video services across the country. No luck.
I was so surprised today to find this web site. ... We were so excited to see her picture in Palm Springs Life Magazine at a church event. It made my wife and I feel so good to see her in the magazine and as beautiful as ever. I was hoping when they were showing all the actor's and actress's at the academy awards who had won Oscars that she would be there. Mrs. Young truly deserves a special Oscar for her career achievements. Being one of the most special ladies that both TV and movies has ever had. This web site has given me hope that my letters to the academy of arts and sciences will be bombarded with this most deserving request.
In today's world
with values and morals slipping away. I remember Mrs. Young's show and what
it represented. The message it gave people. We were so lucky the some of us
who watched as children to see the God giving goodness that came out and try
to apply it to our young lives growing up. I know some of it stuck with me
and the saintly image of how Mrs. Young always appeared to me. She had a way
of reaching your heart from within and leaving you with a message to remember
and hold on to. Well, I still hold on to the memories and everytime one of
her movie's plays it all comes back. What a lady. A true angel sent from God
to deliver his message. God bless Loretta Young.
The early films of Loretta Young are rarely shown and mostly on Turner Classic Movies. She was at her lovliest and most interesting in films such as: MIDNIGHT MARY 1933, EMPLOYEE'S ENTRANCE 1933, TAXI 1932, THEY CALL IT SIN 1933, and PARTY GIRL 1932. I would like to know when BORN TO BE BAD, made in 1934, is going to be made available for viewing. I have never seen a more beautiful face as that of Loretta Young's in MIDNIGHT MARY and EMPLOYEE'S ENTRANCE. I don't care for her later films with the exception of Christmas Eve which I believe was her last one. I wish the films she made in the early 1930's were shown more often.
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