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The Loretta Young Show 

Letter to Loretta (original title)
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.
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1961   1960   1959   1958   1957   1956   … See all »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Loretta Young ...  Self - Hostess / ... 222 episodes, 1953-1961
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.

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The "letter" in the series' title was a letter read on-camera by hostess Loretta Young. There would be a question asked, then answered in each week's episode. The letter gimmick was dropped after roughly 13 episodes, and the show's title was changed simply to "The Loretta Young Show." Midway through season 2, the show had a new opening: the hostess would make a dramatic, sweeping spin through a door into a living room wearing the most fabulous designer dresses and gowns of that era. It became the trademark of its star. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the series aired in reruns, Loretta Young's introductions and epilogues to each episode were removed. These omissions were made at the behest of Young herself, who feared of being embarrassed by audiences for her wearing dated clothing and hairstyles. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) See more »

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Seek out old Loretta Young show or movies!
23 October 2005 | by knutsenfamSee all my reviews

I saw reruns of Loretta Young's TV show when I was little.

My lingering impression was... one of the most beautiful women on TV, and a lady of class and kindness.

When I purchased a DVD with a few old TV show episodes, I found my childhood impression essentially---correct. Note also the beauty of her gowns.

One episode (based on a reader letter) of Loretta as the devoted wife working to save her husband in an iron lung from dying during a power outage was quite touching.

Young is also great in the 1940's movie "The Farmer's Daughter" as a Swedish immigrant's daughter turned politician, and in an earlier 40's movie "The Minister's Wife" with Cary Grant.


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USA

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English

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20 September 1953 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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