Loretta Young Revealed Gable Love Child - ABC News
Jul 13, Was the most famous “love child” of Hollywood's Golden Era actually conceived when actress Loretta Young was “date-raped'' by the. Nov 20, Before she died in August of ovarian cancer, Oscar-winning actress Loretta Young admitted to having an affair with co-star Clark Gable — and. Jul 13, Loretta Young was 'date raped' by Clark Gable, claims daughter-in-law Judy Lewis - herself an actress - described her difficult relationship.Judy Lewis and Clark Gable and Loretta Young - Secret Daughter of Hollywood
Oddly, these reports never included a photo of Loretta with her new daughters. But Judy would stay.
Loretta was still extremely paranoid that everyone would learn the truth. During this time, Clark had met and fallen in love with a certain Miss Lombard.
Loretta said later that she was heartbroken upon learning this, that she had held out the hope that perhaps they could still be a family. To make peace, the whole production was put on a nine to five schedule.
Loretta Young Revealed Gable Love Child
She arrived home from school to find him standing in the foyer. But he was different. I could tell he really cared what I was saying. Loretta denied that this meeting ever took place. All her life, she had heard the whispers. One of her childhood friends was the adopted daughter of actress Irene Dunne, Mary Frances. Why do you look so much like yours?
Loretta Young was 'date raped' by Clark Gable, claims daughter-in-law
She was going to take a year off and travel around the world. And I was at a point in my life that I needed to know the truth.
So I found about five days in my schedule and I flew to Los Angeles and she picked me up at the airport, and we had dinner together.
And then after dinner we went into her bedroom and she turned on the television and she knew why I was there. And I said, mom, I really have something that I want to talk to you about. She said never mind, never mind.
We will watch this movie and the movie ended and finally it was about 3: And then she came out and I sat her down and I said now, mom, I have to ask you this: Is Clark Gable my father?
And she said yes. And then we spent the rest of that morning — I heard about how she met him on the film and how they fell in love how she was pregnant and how she had to hide her pregnancy, and the whole story came out.
And we talked until dawn. When she was two years old, her parents separated, and when she was three, her family and she moved to Hollywood. Her sisters Polly Ann and Elizabeth Jane better known as Sally Blane and she worked as child actresses, but of the three, Gretchen was the most successful. Young's first role was at the age of two or three, in the silent film Sweet Kitty Bellairs.
During her high-school years, she was educated at Ramona Convent Secondary School. She was signed to a contract by John McCormick —husband and manager of actress Colleen Moorewho saw the young girl's potential.
The marriage was annulled the next year, just as their second movie together ironically entitled Too Young to Marry was released. It depicted a unit of female pilots who flew bomber planes from the factories to their final destinations.
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Young made as many as eight movies a year. Inshe won an Oscar for her performance in The Farmer's Daughter.
Inshe received another Academy Award nomination for Come to the Stable.
Loretta Young was 'date-raped' by Clark Gable, claims daughter-in-law
Inshe appeared in her last theatrical film, It Happens Every Thursdaya Universal comedy about a New York couple who move to California to take over a struggling weekly newspaper; her costar was John Forsythe. From the trailer for Cause for Alarm! She earned three Emmy awards for the program.
Her trademark was a dramatic entrance through a living room door in various high-fashion evening gowns. She returned at the program's conclusion to offer a brief passage from the Bible or a famous quote that reflected upon the evening's story. Young's introductions and concluding remarks were not rerun on television because she legally stipulated that they not be, as she did not want the dresses she wore in those segments to make the program seem dated.
The program ran in prime time on NBC for eight years, the longest-running primetime network program hosted by a woman up to that time. The title was changed to The Loretta Young Show during the first season as of the episode of February 14,and the "letter" concept was dropped at the end of the second season. Towards the end of the second season, Young was hospitalized as a result of overwork, which required a number of guest hosts and guest stars; her first appearance in the —56 season was for the Christmas show.
From then on, Young appeared in only about half of each season's shows as an actress and served as the program's host for the remainder. It also appeared in syndication into the early s before being withdrawn.