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Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(born Gretchen Young; January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) 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 Academy Award for Best Actress
Academy Award for Best Actress
for her role in the 1947 film The Farmer's Daughter and received an Oscar nomination for her role in Come to the Stable
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 was rerun successfully on daytime TV and later in syndication. In the 1980s, Young returned to the small screen and won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for her role in Christmas
Christmas
Dove in 1986. Young, a devout Roman Catholic,[1][2] worked with various Catholic charities after her acting career.[1][3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Film 2.2 Television 2.3 Awards

3 Personal life

3.1 Pregnancy by Clark Gable 3.2 Politics

4 Later life 5 Death 6 Filmography 7 Radio appearances 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links

Early life[edit] She was born Gretchen Young in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Gladys (née Royal) and John Earle Young.[4][5] At confirmation, she took the name Michaela. When she was two years old, her parents separated, and when she was three, her family and she moved to Hollywood. Her sisters Polly Ann and Elizabeth Jane (better known as Sally Blane) and she worked as child actresses, but of the three, Gretchen was the most successful. Young's first role was at the age of three, in the silent film The Primrose Ring. During her high-school years, she was educated at Ramona Convent Secondary School. She was signed to a contract by John McCormick (1893–1961), husband and manager of actress Colleen Moore, who saw the young girl's potential.[6] The forename Loretta was given to her by Moore, who later explained it was the name of her favorite doll.[7] Career[edit] Film[edit] Young was billed as Gretchen Young in the silent film Sirens of the Sea (1917). She was first billed as Loretta Young
Loretta Young
in 1928, in The Whip Woman. That same year, she co-starred with Lon Chaney in the MGM film Laugh, Clown, Laugh. The next year, she was named one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars.[8] In 1930, when she was 17, she eloped with 26-year-old actor Grant Withers; they were married in Yuma, Arizona. The marriage was annulled the next year, just as their second movie together (ironically entitled Too Young to Marry) was released. In 1935, she co-starred with Clark Gable
Clark Gable
and Jack Oakie in the film version of Jack London's The Call of the Wild, directed by William Wellman.

From the trailer for Cause for Alarm!
Cause for Alarm!
(1951)

During World War II, Young made Ladies Courageous
Ladies Courageous
(1944; reissued as Fury in the Sky), the fictionalized story of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron. It depicted a unit of female pilots who flew bomber planes from the factories to their final destinations. Young made as many as eight movies a year. In 1947, she won an Oscar for her performance in The Farmer's Daughter. That same year, she co-starred with Cary Grant
Cary Grant
and David Niven
David Niven
in The Bishop's Wife, a perennial favorite. In 1949, she received another Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Come to the Stable. In 1953, she appeared in her last theatrical film, It Happens Every Thursday, a Universal comedy about a New York couple who move to California to take over a struggling weekly newspaper; her costar was John Forsythe. Television[edit] Young hosted and starred in the well-received half-hour anthology television series Letter to Loretta (soon retitled The Loretta Young Show), which was originally broadcast from 1953 to 1961. She earned three Emmy awards for the program. Her trademark was a dramatic entrance through a living room door in various high-fashion evening gowns. She returned at the program's conclusion to offer a brief passage from the Bible or a famous quote that reflected upon the evening's story. (Young's introductions and concluding remarks were not rerun on television because she legally stipulated that they not be, as she did not want the dresses she wore in those segments to make the program seem dated.) The program ran in prime time on NBC
NBC
for eight years, the longest-running primetime network program hosted by a woman up to that time.[citation needed] The program was based on the premise that each drama was in answer to a question asked in her fan mail. The title was changed to The Loretta Young Show during the first season (as of the episode of February 14, 1954), and the "letter" concept was dropped at the end of the second season. Towards the end of the second season, Young was hospitalized as a result of overwork, which required a number of guest hosts and guest stars; her first appearance in the 1955–56 season was for the Christmas
Christmas
show. From then on, Young appeared in only about half of each season's shows as an actress and served as the program's host for the remainder. Minus Young's introductions and conclusions, the series was rerun as the Loretta Young
Loretta Young
Theatre in daytime by NBC
NBC
from 1960 to 1964. It also appeared in syndication into the early 1970s before being withdrawn. In the 1962–63 television season, Young appeared as Christine Massey, a freelance magazine writer and the mother of seven children, in The New Loretta Young
Loretta Young
Show, on CBS. It fared poorly in the ratings on Monday evenings against ABC's Ben Casey. It was dropped after one season of 26 episodes.[citation needed] In the 1990s, selected episodes from Young's personal collection, with the opening and closing segments (and original title) intact, were released on home video and frequently shown on cable television.[citation needed] Awards[edit] In 1988, Young received the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who through their endurance and the excellence of their work helped expand the role of women in the entertainment industry.[9] Young has two stars on the Hollywood
Hollywood
Walk of Fame: one for her work in television, at 6135 Hollywood
Hollywood
Boulevard, and the other for her work in motion pictures, at 6100 Hollywood
Hollywood
Boulevard.[10] In 2011, a Golden Palm Star on the Walk of Stars, in Palm Springs, California, was dedicated to her.[11] Personal life[edit]

Young in 1938

Young was married to actor Grant Withers
Grant Withers
from 1930 to 1931. From September 1933 to June 1934, she had a public affair with Spencer Tracy, her co-star in Man's Castle.[12] She married producer Tom Lewis in 1940; they divorced bitterly in the mid-1960s. Lewis died in 1988. They had two sons: Peter Lewis (of the San Francisco rock band Moby Grape) and Christopher Lewis, a film director. Young married the fashion designer Jean Louis
Jean Louis
in 1993. He died in 1997. Young was godmother to Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas
(daughter of TV star Danny Thomas).[13] Pregnancy by Clark Gable[edit] Young and Clark Gable
Clark Gable
were the romantic leads of the 1935 Twentieth Century Pictures film The Call of the Wild, which was filmed early in that year. Young was then 22 years old; Gable was 34 and married (to Maria "Ria" Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham). During the filming, Gable impregnated Young. For the next 80 years, those who knew of Gable's paternity widely assumed the pregnancy to be the result of an affair between the two. However, in 2015, Linda Lewis, Young's daughter-in-law (and Christopher Lewis's wife) stated publicly that in 1998, Young told Lewis that Gable had raped her and that though the two had flirted on set, no affair and no intimate contact had occurred save for that one incident.[14] Young had not revealed the information before to anyone. According to Lewis, Young stated it only after learning of the concept of date rape; she had previously always believed it was a woman's job to fend off men's amorous advances and had felt the fact that Gable had been able to force himself on her was thus a moral failing on her part.[14] Young, her sisters, and her mother came up with a plan to hide the pregnancy and then pass off the child as adopted.[14] Young did not want to damage her career or Gable's, and she knew that if Twentieth Century Pictures found out about the pregnancy, they would try to pressure her to have an abortion, which Young, a devout Catholic, considered a mortal sin.[14] When the pregnancy began to show, Young went on a "vacation" to England, and several months later returned to California. Shortly before the birth, she gave an interview from her bed, covered in blankets, stating that her long movie absence was due to a condition she had had since childhood. Young gave birth to Judith Young on November 6, 1935, in a house that her mother and she owned in Venice, California. Young named Judith after St. Jude, because he was the patron saint of (among other things) difficult situations.[14] Three weeks later, Young returned to moviemaking. After several months of living in the house in Venice, Judy was transferred to St. Elizabeth's, an orphanage outside Los Angeles. When she was 19 months old, her grandmother picked her up, and Young announced to gossip columnist Louella Parsons
Louella Parsons
that she had adopted the infant. Few in Hollywood
Hollywood
were fooled by the ruse, and the child's true parentage was widely rumored in entertainment circles. Young refused to confirm or comment publicly on the rumors until 1999, when Joan Wester Anderson wrote Young's authorized biography. In interviews with Anderson for the book, Young stated that Judy was her biological child and the product of a brief affair with Gable.[15] The child was raised as Judy Lewis,[16] taking the last name of Young's second husband. Judy Lewis wrote in her autobiography, Uncommon Knowledge, that some people made fun of her because of the prominent ears she had inherited from her father. She states that at seven, she had an operation to pin back her large ears and that her mother always had her wear bonnets as a child. In 1958, Lewis's future husband, Joseph Tinney, told her "everybody" knew that Gable was her biological father. The only time she remembered Gable visiting her was once, at her home when she was a teenager; she had no idea he was her biological father. Several years later, he appeared on The Loretta Young
Loretta Young
Show after Young had been hospitalized for several months. Lewis was an assistant and was right behind her mother when she noticed Gable. They never had a relationship, and she never saw him again.[17] Several years later, after becoming a mother herself, Lewis finally confronted her mother, who privately admitted the truth, stating that Judy was "a walking mortal sin."[18] Linda Lewis said the family stayed silent about the date-rape claim until after both Loretta Young
Loretta Young
and Judy Lewis died.[14] Politics[edit] Young was a lifelong Republican.[19] In 1952, she appeared in radio, print, and magazine ads in support of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
in his campaign for US president. She attended his inauguration in 1953 along with Anita Louise, Louella Parsons, Jane Russell, Dick Powell, June Allyson, and Lou Costello, among others. She was a vocal supporter of Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
and Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
in their presidential campaigns in 1968 and 1980, respectively.[20] Young was also an active member of the Hollywood
Hollywood
Republican Committee, with her close friends Irene Dunne, Ginger Rogers, William Holden, George Murphy, Fred Astaire, and John Wayne.[21] Later life[edit] From the time of Young's retirement in the 1960s until not long before her death, she devoted herself to volunteer work for charities and churches with her friends of many years: Jane Wyman, Irene Dunne, and Rosalind Russell.[22] She was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish and the Catholic Motion Picture Guild in Beverly Hills, California.[23] Young briefly came out of retirement to star in two television films: Christmas
Christmas
Eve (1986) and Lady in the Corner (1989). She won a Golden Globe Award for the former and was nominated for the latter.[24] In 1972, a jury in Los Angeles awarded Young $550,000 in a lawsuit against NBC
NBC
for breach of contract. Filed in 1966, the suit contended that NBC
NBC
had allowed foreign television outlets to rerun old episodes of The Loretta Young
Loretta Young
Show without excluding, as agreed by the parties, the opening segment in which Young made her entrance. Young testified that her image had been damaged by portraying her in "outdated gowns." She had sought damages of $1.9 million.[25] Death[edit] Young died of ovarian cancer on August 12, 2000, at the home of her half-sister, Georgiana Montalbán[26] (the wife of actor Ricardo Montalban), in Santa Monica, California. She was interred in the family plot in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. Her ashes were buried in the grave of her mother, Gladys Belzer.[27][28] Both of her elder sisters had died from cancer, as did her daughter, Judy Lewis, on November 25, 2011, at the age of 76. Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1917 The Primrose Ring Fairy Lost; uncredited

1917 Sirens of the Sea Child As Gretchen Young

1919 The Only Way Child on operating table

1921 White and Unmarried Child Uncredited

1921 The Sheik Arab child Extant; uncredited

1927 Naughty but Nice Bit part Lost; uncredited

1927 Her Wild Oat Bit by ping pong table Extant; uncredited

1928 The Whip Woman The Girl Lost

1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh Simonetta Extant; made at MGM

1928 The Magnificent Flirt Denise Laverne Lost; made at Paramount Pictures

1928 The Head Man Carol Watts Lost

1928 Scarlet Seas Margaret Barbour Lost (Vitaphone track of music and effects survives)

1929 Seven Footprints to Satan One of Satan's victims Extant; uncredited

1929 The Squall Irma Extant, in Library of Congress

1929 The Girl in the Glass Cage Gladys Cosgrove Lost

1929 Fast Life Patricia Mason Stratton Lost (Vitaphone soundtrack discs at UCLA Film and Television)

1929 The Careless Age Muriel Lost

1929 The Forward Pass Patricia Carlyle Lost

1929 The Show of Shows "Meet My Sister" number Extant, in Library of Congress

1930 Loose Ankles Ann Harper Berry Extant, in Library of Congress

1930 The Man from Blankley's Margery Seaton Lost (Vitaphone soundtrack discs at UCLA Film and Television)

1930 Show Girl in Hollywood

Extant, in Library of Congress; uncredited

1930 The Second Floor Mystery Marion Ferguson Extant, in Library of Congress

1930 Road to Paradise Mary Brennan/Margaret Waring Extant, in Library of Congress

1930 Warner Bros. Jubilee Dinner Herself Short subject

1930 Kismet Marsinah Lost (Vitaphone soundtrack discs at UCLA Film and Television)

1930 War Nurse Nurse Extant; made at MGM; uncredited (Young's scenes deleted)

1930 The Truth About Youth Phyllis Ericson Extant, in Library of Congress

1930 The Devil to Pay! Dorothy Hope Extant; produced by Samuel Goldwyn; released by United Artists

1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 8: "The Brassie" Herself Short subject

1931 Beau Ideal Isobel Brandon Extant; made at RKO

1931 The Right of Way Rosalie Evantural Extant, in Library of Congress

1931 The Stolen Jools Herself Short subject

1931 Three Girls Lost Norene McMann Extant

1931 Too Young to Marry Elaine Bumpstead Extant, in Library of Congress

1931 Big Business Girl Claie "Mac" McIntyre Extant, in Library of Congress

1931 I Like Your Nerve Diane Forsythe Extant, in Library of Congress

1931 The Ruling Voice Gloria Bannister Extant, in Library of Congress

1931 Platinum Blonde Gallagher

1932 Taxi! Sue Riley Nolan Extant, in Library of Congress

1932 The Hatchet Man Sun Toya San Extant, in Library of Congress; original title The Honorable Mr. Wong

1932 Play-Girl Buster "Bus" Green Dennis Extant, in Library of Congress

1932 Week-End Marriage Lola Davis Hayes Extant, in Library of Congress

1932 Life Begins Grace Sutton Extant, in Library of Congress

1932 They Call It Sin Marion Cullen Extant, in Library of Congress[29]

1933 Employees' Entrance Madeleine Walters West Extant, in Library of Congress

1933 Grand Slam Marcia Stanislavsky Extant, in Library of Congress

1933 Zoo in Budapest Eve Extant

1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan Peggy Extant, in Library of Congress

1933 Heroes for Sale Ruth Loring Holmes Extant, in Library of Congress

1933 Midnight Mary Mary Martin

1933 She Had to Say Yes Florence "Flo" Denny Extant, in Library of Congress

1933 The Devil's in Love Margot Lesesne Extant

1933 Man's Castle Trina Extant

1934 The House of Rothschild Julie Rothschild

1934 Born to Be Bad Letty Strong

1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Lola Field

1934 Caravan Countess Wilma

1934 The White Parade June Arden

1935 Clive of India Margaret Maskelyne Clive

1935 Shanghai Barbara Howard

1935 The Call of the Wild Claire Blake

1935 The Crusades Berengaria, Princess of Navarre

1935 Hollywood
Hollywood
Extra Girl Herself Short subject

1936 The Unguarded Hour Lady Helen Dudley Dearden

1936 Private Number Ellen Neal

1936 Ramona Ramona

1936 Ladies in Love Susie Schmidt

1937 Love Is News Toni Gateson

1937 Café Metropole Laura Ridgeway

1937 Love Under Fire Myra Cooper

1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse Ina Heath Lewis

1937 Second Honeymoon Vicky

1938 Four Men and a Prayer Miss Lynn Cherrington

1938 Three Blind Mice Pamela Charters

1938 Suez Countess Eugenie de Montijo

1938 Kentucky Sally Goodwin

1939 Wife, Husband and Friend Doris Borland

1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Mrs. Mabel Hubbard Bell

1939 Eternally Yours Anita

1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife June Cameron

1940 He Stayed for Breakfast Marianna Duval

1941 The Lady from Cheyenne Annie Morgan

1941 The Men in Her Life Lina Varsavina

1941 Bedtime Story Jane Drake

1942 A Night to Remember Nancy Troy

1943 China Carolyn Grant

1943 Show Business at War Herself Short subject

1944 Ladies Courageous Roberta Harper Famously "a clef" biopic of the WWII WASPs, pioneering women pilots

1944 And Now Tomorrow Emily Blair

1945 Along Came Jones Cherry de Longpre

1946 The Stranger Mary Longstreet

1947 The Perfect Marriage Maggie Williams

1947 The Farmer's Daughter Katrin "Katy" Holstrum Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress

1947 The Bishop's Wife Julia Brougham

1948 Rachel and the Stranger Rachel Harvey

1949 The Accused Dr. Wilma Tuttle

1949 Mother Is a Freshman Abigail Fortitude Abbott

1949 Come to the Stable Sister Margaret Nominated for Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress

1950 Key to the City Clarissa Standish

1951 You Can Change the World Herself Short subject

1951 Cause for Alarm! Ellen Jones

1951 Half Angel Nora Gilpin

1951 Screen Snapshots: Hollywood
Hollywood
Awards Herself Short subject

1952 Paula Paula Rogers

1952 Because of You Christine Carroll Kimberly

1953 It Happens Every Thursday Jane MacAvoy

1986 Christmas
Christmas
Eve Amanda Kingsley

1989 Lady in the Corner Grace Guthrie

1994 Life Along the Mississippi Narrator (voice)

Radio appearances[edit]

Year Program Episode/source

1940 The Campbell Playhouse Theodora Goes Wild[30]

1945 Cavalcade of America Children, This Is Your Father[30]

1947 Family Theater "Flight from Home"[30]

1950 Suspense "Lady Killer"[30]

1952 Lux Radio Theatre "Come to the Stable"[31]

1952 Family Theater "Heritage of Home"[32]

See also[edit]

Biography portal Film portal

List of actors with Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations

References[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (2003). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.  Lewis, Judy (1994). Uncommon Knowledge. Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-70019-7. "Tuning in to Women in Television" (National Women's History Museum)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress

1928–1950

Janet Gaynor
Janet Gaynor
(1928) Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
(1929) Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
(1930) Marie Dressler
Marie Dressler
(1931) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1932) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1933) Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
(1934) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1935) Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer
(1936) Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer
(1937) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1938) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1939) Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers
(1940) Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
(1941) Greer Garson
Greer Garson
(1942) Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones
(1943) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1944) Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
(1945) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1946) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1947) Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
(1948) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1949) Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1950)

1951–1975

Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1951) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1952) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1954) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1955) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1956) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1957) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1958) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1959) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1962) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1963) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1964) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1965) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1966) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1967) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
/ Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1968) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1969) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1970) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1971) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1972) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1973) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1974) Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletcher
(1975)

1976–2000

Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1983) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1984) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1985) Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
(1986) Cher
Cher
(1987) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1988) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1989) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(1990) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1994) Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1995) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1996) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1997) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(2000)

2001–present

Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2001) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2003) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
(2009) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2010) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Brie Larson
Brie Larson
(2015) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2016) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1952) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1954) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1956) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1959) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1961) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1966) Barbara Bain
Barbara Bain
(1967) Barbara Bain
Barbara Bain
(1968) Barbara Bain
Barbara Bain
(1969) Susan Hampshire
Susan Hampshire
(1970) Susan Hampshire
Susan Hampshire
(1971) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1972) Michael Learned
Michael Learned
(1973) Michael Learned
Michael Learned
(1974) Jean Marsh (1975) Michael Learned
Michael Learned
(1976) Lindsay Wagner
Lindsay Wagner
(1977) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1978) Mariette Hartley
Mariette Hartley
(1979) Barbara Bel Geddes
Barbara Bel Geddes
(1980) Barbara Babcock
Barbara Babcock
(1981) Michael Learned
Michael Learned
(1982) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1983) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1984) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1985) Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
(1986) Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
(1987) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1988) Dana Delany
Dana Delany
(1989) Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1990) Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1991) Dana Delany
Dana Delany
(1992) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1993) Sela Ward
Sela Ward
(1994) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1995) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1996) Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
(1997) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1998) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(1999) Sela Ward
Sela Ward
(2000) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2001) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2002) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2003) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2004) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2005) Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay
(2006) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2007) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2008) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2009) Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
(2010) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2013) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2014) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2015) Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany
(2016) Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss
(2017)

v t e

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

Jane Seymour (1981) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1982) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1983) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1984) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1985) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1986) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1987) Ann Jillian
Ann Jillian
(1988) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1989) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1990) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1991) Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(1992) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1993) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1994) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1995) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1996) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1997) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1998) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(1999) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2000) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2001) Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
(2002) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2004) S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Merkerson
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
(2007) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2008) Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
(2009) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2010) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2011) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2012) Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss
(2013) Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
(2014) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
(2015) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2016) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2017)

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