Born as Gretchen Young on January 6, 1913 in Salt Lake City Utah. When she was a toddler Loretta Young's parents separated and her mother and sisters moved to Hollywood. At the age of 3, she played a small role as a fairy in The Primrose Ring and laughed as she was tied to a pulley to emulated flying. She enchanted silent movie queen Mae Murray who was also in the film and Murray offered to adopt the young Gretchen. Her mother declined (at first) but entered her young daughters (Polly Ann Young, and Elizabeth Jane Young later to be known as Sally Blane) into small roles in film and the family saved enough to buy a boarding house and then an apartment complex.
Loretta Young was very prolific and made as many as nine movies a year starring with big name actors. In 1935, she made the film The Call of the Wild with Clark Gable, the two had an affair and a secret lovechild. She won an Oscar in 1947 for her performance in The Farmer's Daughter. She also starred in The Bishops Wife with Cary Grant and Mother is a Freshman with Rudy Vallee. She moved her career to television and hosted The Loretta Young Show donning extravagant evening dresses and spinning into the room.
This collection encompasses many of her radio appearances including the many productions of Lux Radio Theater in which she appeared.