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The Loretta Young Show 

Letter to Loretta (original title)
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Loretta Young ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 221 episodes, 1953-1961
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 September 1953 (USA) See more »

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The Loretta Young Show See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1972, Loretta Young sued NBC for violating her contract in allowing reruns of 'Letter to Loretta (1953)' (better known as Loretta Young) to be shown, wherein audiences might have ridiculed her gowns and hairstyles, which were by then 10 or even 20 years out of date. The court awarded her more than a half-million dollars. See more »

Alternate Versions

Episodes that did not feature Young were rebroadcast as "NBC Playhouse" (1960) with new introductions by Jeanne Bal. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 26 November 1962 (1962) See more »

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Aesop's fables of 1950s Sunday night TV
5 April 2019 | by rodkb-62759See all my reviews

I grew up too with my Mom and I watching Loretta on Sunday evenings. But perhaps I was too young to understand the plots. I just remember Moms intense focus for the show. Now I can surely understand all the awards this series won. What a treasure trove of stories recounting the values of the "real America" after the wars. We as a nation were so thankful for our successes maintaining our liberties and recounting the values that made us great.


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