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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

The "letter" in the series' title was a letter read on-camera by hostess Loretta Young. There would be a question asked, then answered in each week's episode. The letter gimmick was dropped after roughly 13 episodes, and the show's title was changed simply to "The Loretta Young Show." Midway through season 2, the show had a new opening: the hostess would make a dramatic, sweeping spin through a door into a living room wearing the most fabulous designer dresses and gowns of that era. It became the trademark of its star. 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

Spoofed in Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius (1982) 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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