Gretchen Young the famous actress has never failed in mesmerizing her audience with her grace, serenity, and beauty. Well!! Loretta is an unforgettable name of her generation from 1930 to 1940. Loretta started her acting career at the age of four and became a significantly popular actress by the age of fourteen.
Throughout her career, she worked in more than 100 films with some notable film directors like Orson Welles, Frank Capra, and Cecil B. DeMille. Loretta was one of the first female artists of her era to get a six-figure salary. Loretta won the Academy Award in 1947 for her extraordinary performance in The Farmer’s Daughter.
Some of her other notable work include Come to the Stable, and Christmas Eve. She was a lifelong Republican and made her appearances in print, magazine, and radio ads to Dwight D. Eisenhower for his US presidential campaign.
Loretta was born on the 6th of January in the year 1913 in Los Angeles to John Earle Young and Glady Young. After her parents divorced, Loretta along with her sisters named Elizabeth and Polly worked as child actresses. Young studied in Ramona Convent Secondary School but soon her potential got noticed by John McCormick.
Her first film at the age of two was Sweet Kitty Bellairs. Young got married three times. At the age of seventeen, Loretta eloped with a fellow actor named Grant Withers and they got married in Arizona in 1930. Later from 1933 to 1934, she was in a well-publicized affair with Spencer Tracy.
From 1940 to mid-1960, Loretta was married to a producer named Tom Lewis and they had two sons named Christopher Lewis and Peter Lewis. Later in the early 1970s, she had an affair with Glenn Ford. For the final time, Loretta got married to a fashion designer named Jean Louis. Loretta Young died in 2000 because of ovarian cancer.