YOUNG, Loretta (1913-2000)
American star of stage, screen and television; TV producer.
ALS – Autograph Letter Signed, one page, February 1991. Reads: “…I’ve received your letter — I am more than impressed with your love and concern for your father — God bless you. How proud he must be of you. I know I would be if you were my son. Please ask your father to keep me in his prayers. Suffering, I am told, is one of the most powerful means of prayer we humans have. Assure him he will be in mine every day at Mass — oh — I’m a Catholic — and I attend each day. Thank you again. I hope he likes the pictures. Loretta Young.” Accompanied by a small black and white glossy reprint image.
Starting as a child actor, Young had a long and varied career in film from 1917-53. She won the 1948 Best Actress Academy Award for her role in the 1947 film “The Farmer’s Daughter,” and received an Oscar nomination for her role in “Come to the Stable,” in 1949. She moved to the relatively new medium of television where she had a dramatic anthology series. It earned her three Emmy Awards and reran successfully on daytime TV and, later, in syndication. In the 1980’s, Young returned to the small screen and won a Golden Globe for “Christmas Eve” in 1989. Young, a devout Roman Catholic, worked with various Catholic charities after her acting career ended.