LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Loretta Young, the elegant beauty whose acting career extended from silent movies to television and included an Academy Award for best actress in ``The Farmer's Daughter,'' died Saturday of ovarian cancer, her longtime agent and friend Norman Brokaw said. She was 87.

Young died at the home of her sister Georgian Montalban and actor Ricardo Montalban early Saturday morning, said Brokaw, her agent for 50 years and chairman of the William Morris Agency.

``She was an incredible lady,'' Brokaw said. ``I learned from her that if you can handle yourself with class and dignity, you can work as long as you want in this business.''