Loretta Young and her family moved to Hollywood when she was three years old. She and her sisters Polly Ann and Elizabeth Jane (screen name Sally Blane) worked as child actresses.
Young moved onto television, where she had The Loretta Young Show, from 1953 to 1961. The series earned three Emmy Awards, and reran successfully on daytime TV and later in syndication.
Young, a devout Roman Catholic, worked with various Catholic charities after her acting career.
She had her film debut at the age of seven in the, Sirens of the Sea(1917).
She returned to the film business as an adult in the 1920s where she played small parts in silent films: Once a Sinner (1930), A Dangerous Affair (1930), Arabian Knights (1931), Anabelle's Affairs (1931), Hello Everybody! (1933), City Limits (1934), Against the Law (1934), The Silver Streak (1934), and This Is the Life (1935).
Some of her scenes, including one in, Annabell's Affairs, which she wore lingerie with Jeanette MacDonald and Joyce Compton, pre-dating the Hays Code.
Blane performed in over 100 films. She did perform with her sisters in the classic film, The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939).
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell is a fictionalized 1939 biographical film of the famous inventor. The film stars Don Ameche as Bell and Loretta Young as Mabel, his wife, who contracted scarlet fever at an early age and became deaf. The first half of the film concentrates on his romantic, financial, and scientific struggles, starting in 1873. Most scenes are set in Boston and a few scenes are set in London.
After that Blane performed in only four more movies in supporting roles: Fighting Mad (1939), Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939), La Fuga (1944) and A Bullet for Joey (1955).
Blane married actor and director Norman Foster in October 1935, eight months later in June 1936 they had their first child Gretchen named after her sister Loretta Young. They had two children, Robert and Gretchen.
Blane died of cancer, as had her sisters Polly and Loretta, in 1997 at the age of 87.
Among her best movie roles, was as John Wayne's leading lady in, The Man From Utah (1934). Her last film was the 1941 Poverty Row horror movie Invisible Ghost with, Bela Lugosi.
Young married Carter Hermann in 1935, and they had four children. Her husband died in the 1970s and she died of cancer at the age of 88. Her sisters Sally and Loretta also died of cancer. She was a half-sister to Georgiana Young Montalban, wife of actor Ricardo Montalban.