Loretta Young, Best Actress 1947: MovieMonday.com

THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER

(Comedy - NR)

Loretta Young received her Oscar for playing a farm girl from Minnesota who starts out as a Congressman's maid and winds up a Congresswomen.


ABOUT LORETTA YOUNG (1913 - August 2000)

American leading lady (from Salt Lake City) who's real name was Gretchen Young. Her career began at while she was a young child.

At the time, this was considered a great upset, since it was widely expected that Rosalind Russell would receive the award for her performance in MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA.

She did receive another nomination for her 1949 performance in COME TO THE STABLE.

After her last film, IT HAPPENS EVERY THURSDAY in 1953, she started her television show: THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW which ran for six years and brought her several Emmys.

Her other credits include:

THE DEVIL TO PAY
LIFE BEGINS
MAN'S CASTLE
THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD
THE CRUSADERS
CALL OF THE WILD
THE ACCUSED
SHANGHAI
RAMONA
KENTUCKY
THREE BLIND MICE
THE STORY OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
LADY FROM CHEYENNE
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
CHINA
ALONG CAME JONES
THE BISHOP'S WIFE
CAUSE FOR ALARM
PAULA

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