Ill be forever grateful to loretta young, a guarded woman by nature, who finally decided to tell a very personal story. Also, miss youngs official published biography, forever young by joan wester anderson, is available in limited numbers. The authorized biography of loretta young anderson, joan wester on. November 6, 1935 november 25, 2011 was an american actress, writer, producer, and therapist. Then, in 2012, linda lewis, loretta youngs daughterinlaw, called, urging me to finally bring this book to full life. The life, loves and enduring faith of a hollywood legend by anderson, joan wester isbn. Her remarkable career, begun as a child extra during the silent era of motion pictures, extended through the golden age of hollywood. Set against a backdrop of beverly hills mansions and lavish parties, uncommon knowledge is a behindthescenes memoir of hollywood in its heyday. Yes, they remembered loretta and would love to celebrate her life.
The show was revived in 1962 as the new loretta young show and ran to 1963. Forever young is the inspirational story of loretta young, whose life expressed all the frailty of the human condition, but whose faith shone brightly, giving her the indelible mark of a star. Winner of the football book of the year at the british sports book awards shortlisted for the 2016 william hill sports book of the year this football book is about something even more important than the beautiful game. This project began in 1990, but my life went into a different direction and was never published.
Loretta young passed away in oxford, massachusetts. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Young was billed as gretchen young in the silent film sirens of the sea 1917. The real life and faith journey of loretta young her strong devoti.
Johnson, danny kaye, yehudi menuhin, perle mesta, mrs. Loretta young, motion picture actress noted for her ethereal beauty and refined, controlled portrayals of virtuous and wholesome women. The authorized biography of loretta young by joan wester anderson 2000, hardcover at the best online prices at ebay. Funeral home services for loretta are being provided by mulhane home for funerals. She was the secret biological daughter of actor clark gable and actress loretta young. Nov 01, 2000 online shopping from a great selection at books store. That same year, she costarred with lon chaney in the mgm film laugh, clown, laugh. Judy lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about. Lewis, the daughter of an unwed loretta young and clark gable, was 31 before. Judy lewis was in her thirties before she discovered hollywoods bestkept secretthat she was the daughter of clark gable and loretta young.
Joan wester anderson recounts the life and career of academy awardwinning actress loretta young, and discusses her relationship with her daughter, judy lewis, her humanitarian activities, and her catholic faith. In doing so, she enlisted the help of her three sisters and lifelong friends. Few actors have enjoyed the professional longevity of the. Join facebook to connect with loretta young and others you may know. Young began her career at age four as a child extra. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. The story of clark gable and loretta youngs brief romance on the set of call of the.
Lewis wrote about the revelations of her true identity in the 1994 book uncommon knowledge. She was the first actor to win both an academy award and three television emmy awards, and aside from a twentyyear retirement was continuously before the cameras from the age of 12 through the early 1990s, making more than 250 film performances and appearing on more than 300 television programs. I recommend that every young girl, thinking about a career, to read this book to get a better outlook on life. The authorized biography of loretta young by joan wester anderson. I knew that there was no other way to tell the story.
Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. Loretta young will forever be remembered as the mother of clark gables illegitimate child but this is doing a fine actress an injustice. Loretta young, elegantly coiffed and dressed, sweeping down a spiral staircase to introduce each episode of her. She was the first and one of the few top hollywood stars who successfully bridged the era between silent movies and television and she achieved a success in each media which has not been achieved since. Then, in 2012, linda lewis, loretta youngs daughterinlaw, called, urging me to finally bring this book to life. Loretta young, sweet beauty of hollywood reelrundown. Loretta young biography childhood, life achievements. Ive read the same two other books on loretta young and found that they did help to give some sense of a woman with a complicated life. There would be an updated item too, a souvenir marking one hundred years, no longer limited by paper and type.
Small anecdotes are repeated verbatim, or retold with slight alterations. The next year, she was named one of the wampas baby stars. Biography loretta young hollywoods heavenly beauty clips courtesy. Her mother moved loretta and her two older sisters to southern california, where mrs. Now in a posthumous biography, the academy award winner who crafted an image of purity on and off the screen admits publicly for the. Joan wester anderson paints an honest portrait of loretta young, a woman dedicated to her family, to her career, but above all, dedicated to her god. After years of hearing that she was gables child, lewis finally confronted her mother, who finally admitted the truth, stating that judy was a walking mortal sin. Tracy, however, couldnt keep up his end of the foreverchaste bargain. This biography profiles her childhood, life, acting career, achievements and timeline.
Loretta young the littlest angel 1950, shellac discogs. This page is lovingly maintained by the loretta young estate and is. But, she laughed in mockmovie star tones, i have my books, my. E book or classicthe life, loves and enduring faith of a hollywood legend. Rod stewart sings forever young with his daughter at. He soon wakes up in a mansion, surrounded by beautiful women and told he can never go home again. Forever young audiobooks listen to the full series. The book is from tapes supplied by loretta young herself to a writer who makes many errors throughout the book. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Forever young was now a product of the electronic age, and would never be lost again.
Lewis wrote about the revelations of her true identity in the 1994 book. This was the day i was turning in the manuscript for my new book, forever young. Probably not, unless they had a real interest in loretta young specifically or wanted to learn more about the lifestyle of starlets from that era. Loretta young was born gretchen young in salt lake city, utah on january 6, 19, to gladys royal and john earle young. Yet judy lewis spent her first 19 months in hideaways and orphanages, and the rest of. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied. Jan 06, 2006 daughter had suspected truth according to forever young, the unmarried young found herself pregnant after she and the married gable had a tryst on a train ride following the filming of the 1935. Loretta young photos and quotes posted on september 22, 2016 november 14, 2019 bizarre. She later attended convent school, and at age14 she landed a part in the film naughty but nice 1927 that was. Recounts the life and career of academy awardwinning actress loretta young, and discusses her relationship with her daughter, judy lewis, her humanitarian activities, and her catholic faith.
Nostalgia television, a national cable network, began reruns of the original show in march. Her parents separated when loretta was three years old. Sep 25, 2019 loretta young will forever be remembered as the mother of clark gables illegitimate child but this is doing a fine actress an injustice. Unfollow forever young book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Loretta young made her name in classic hollywood as a great. I am looking forward to reading this new bio, since i suspect that bernard f. Loretta young was the oscarwinning star of the farmers daughter, call of the wild, and other films of the mid20th century loretta young was an ingenue in the silent film era before she made the transition to talkies and more mature roles in the 1930s and 40s. The song also includes a entertaining but quick drum solo and violin solo with some tap dancing all by. Yet judy lewis spent her first 19 months in hideaways and orphanages, and the rest of her early life untangling a web of lies spun by a. I am glad to have been a loretta young fan for the past 65 years, this book explains why. Loretta young made her name in classic hollywood as a great beauty and for the coverup of one of the industrys greatest scandals. Maria mckenzie rated it really liked it mar 08, 2010. Dec 01, 2011 judy lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about her complicated heritage as the illegitimate daughter of hollywood legends loretta young and clark gable, has died. Mar 16, 2016 the book was delayed for reasons related to both miss young and the author.
Dicks book on young may prove to be an appreciative and honestly factual account of youngs difficulties in her private life and. January 6, 19 august 12, 2000 was an american actress. She was first billed as loretta young in 1928, in the whip woman. The loretta young show s2 e27 tale of the cayuse youtube. She was the first actor to win both an academy award and three. Biography loretta young hollywoods heavenly beauty. Loretta youngs faith and determination come to life in this carefully researched biography of her life.
The life story and faith journey of one of the last of the legends of hollywood, forever young is an unforgettable, moving, funny, poignant account of a film and television star many admired for her grace, poise and beauty. The book was delayed for reasons related to both miss young and the author. The actress had read the angel series, and requested anderson as her biographer. Welcome to the official loretta young tribute site, authorized by her family, and the estate of loretta young. I was proud to have written a book that broke new ground yet apprehensive, because the science might be considered cumbersome. The clarity offered by the passage of time made it apparent that there are, indeed, two more books.
Forever young thomas more publishers, the life story of actress loretta young, was first published in hardcover in november, 2000. She also fails to give dates or timeframes for events in the late, great stars life. Loretta young, the elegant academy awardwinning actress who charmed film and television audiences for half a century with her beauty, wholesome image and aura of unabashed romanticism, died early. If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from hollywood madonna. The life, loves, and enduring faith of a hollywood legend. In interviews with anderson for the book, young stated that lewis was her biological child and the. Yes joan wester anderson, your book makes loretta youngforever young, in our heart. Though the story is told chronologically, some incidents are inserted in odd places. She won the 1948 academy award for best actress for her role in the 1947 film the farmers daughter, and received an oscar nomination for her role in come to the stable in 1949. Judy lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about her complicated heritage as the illegitimate daughter of hollywood legends loretta. Thats because hes a ferin, a forever young, gifted with immortality and special abilities unlike anything he ever thought possible. Aug 04, 2018 rod sings with his daughter and her band mate from the local nashville band the sisterhood. Clark gable, loretta young and their daughter judy lewis dear. More importantly, he finds that his bones no longer ache, he feels amazing, and he looks like a 20yearold kid again.
Few actors have enjoyed the professional longevity of the stunning loretta young 192000 and even fewer in three mediamotion pictures, radio theatre, and television. She attained star status on film as well as on the radio. Welcome to the official loretta young facebook page. The woman who became loretta young born as gretchen, often called gretch, will continue to be a woman i admire, one i wouldnt mind knowing and the book forever young, was a pleasing read for me. Mar 30, 1995 the show was revived in 1962 as the new loretta young show and ran to 1963. Loretta young was an american film actress who mesmerized the audience with her ethereal beauty during the 1930s and the 1940s. Daughter had suspected truth according to forever young, the unmarried young found herself pregnant after she and the married gable had a tryst on a train ride following the filming of the 1935.302 1216 279 492 879 770 978 740 509 326 920 1345 934 1403 1328 847 226 82 558 452 288 1011 1147 815 1325 535 1258 1029 221 1158 1221 1040 1379 641 1503 1184 1320 838 686 323 338 731 1055 807 567 1371 74