Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young (Hollywood Legends Series) by Bernard F. Dick

By Bernard F. Dick

Loretta younger (1913-2000) used to be an Academy Award-winning actress recognized for religious Catholicism and her performances in The Farmer's Daughter, The Bishop's Wife, and Come to the Stable, and for her long-running and greatly renowned tv sequence. yet that used to be no longer the entire story.

Hollywood Madonna explores the total saga of Loretta Young's specialist and private lifestyles. She made her movie debut at age 4, turned a celeb at fifteen, and lots of awards and accolades later, made her ultimate tv motion picture at age seventy-six. This biography withholds not one of the information of her affair with Clark Gable and the daughter that strong love produced. Bernard F. Dick locations Young's affair within the right context of the time and the alternatives to be had to ladies in 1935, particularly a famous Catholic like younger, whose profession may were in ruins if the general public knew of her tryst. With the start of a daughter, who might were branded a love baby, Loretta younger reached the crossroads of disclosure and deception, selecting the latter course. That selection ended in an illustrious profession for her and a tortured early life for her daughter.

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In 1933, she appeared in nine films, one of which was The Life of Jimmy Dolan, a tightly constructed melodrama about the boxing world, vividly brought to life by director Archie Mayo. The film was the forerunner of such classics of the ring as Body and Soul (1946), The Set-Up (1949), and Champion (1949). But it was not the Raging Bull of 1933. Loretta was cast as Peggy, the generic virgin, with lightened hair and homespun clothes. But it was not her film; in fact she does not appear for the first third of it.

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