Gretchen Young was an American actress. Starting as a child actress, she had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953. She won the 1948 best actress Academy Award for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter, and received an Oscar nomination for her role in Come to the Stable, in 1949. Young moved to the relatively new medium of television, where she had a dramatic anthology series, The Loretta Young Show, from 1953 to 1961. The series earned three Emmy Awards, and reran successfully on daytime TV and later in syndication. In the 1980s Young returned to the small screen and won a Golden Globe in Christmas Eve in 1986. Young, a devout Roman Catholic, worked with various Catholic charities after her acting career.
Signed Glamour Photo circa 1930s. 10-7/8 x 14 inches. Signed in Black Fountain Pen: 'Sincerely Loretta Young'. The ink has slightly faded to a brownish black from age. The photograph is by ELMER FRYER and has his ELMER signature at bottom left, albeit this signature is printed on the photograph not actually hand-signed. The piece is attached to a scrapbook page. On the reverse of the photograph page are numerous sepia photograph clippings.