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Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young (Hollywood Legends)

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Loretta Young (1913-2000) was an Academy Award-winning actress known for devout Catholicism and her performances in The Farmer's Daughter, The Bishop's Wife, and Come to the Stable, and for her long-running and tremendously popular television series. But that was not the whole story.

Hollywood Madonna explores the full saga of Loretta Young's professional and personal life. She made her film debut at age four, became a star at fifteen, and many awards and accolades later, made her final television movie at age seventy-six. This biography withholds none of the details of her affair with Clark Gable and the daughter that powerful love produced. Bernard F. Dick places Young's affair in the proper context of the time and the choices available to women in 1935, especially a noted Catholic like Young, whose career would have been in ruins if the public knew of her tryst. With the birth of a daughter, who would have been branded a love child, Loretta Young reached the crossroads of disclosure and deception, choosing the latter path. That choice resulted in an illustrious career for her and a tortured childhood for her daughter.

Synopsis:

The first comprehensive biography of the talented, devout Catholic who deceived the world by falsely adopting her love child

About the Author

Bernard F. Dick, Teaneck, New Jersey, is professor of communication and English at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is the author of Hal Wallis: Producer to the Stars; Engulfed: The Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood; Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell; Claudette Colbert: She Walked in Beauty; and several other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617030796
Author:
Dick, Bernard F.
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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