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Loretta Young Marries Designer Jean Louis

September 15, 1993

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Eighty-year-old actress Loretta Young is in love with an older man. She married costume designer Jean Louis, 85, a friend disclosed Wednesday.

″Both our families are delighted, too,″ Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd quoted Miss Young.

The couple were married Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, said Archerd, who is a friend of both.

Miss Young starred in nearly 100 motion pictures, winning an Academy Award as best actress for ″The Farmer’s Daughter″ in 1948.

She appeared on television from 1953 to 1963, first as host of ″The Loretta Young Show″ and later ″The New Loretta Young Show,″ winning three Emmys.

Her often-satirized entrance at the beginning of each show, in which she swept dramatically into a room in a high-style gown, is one of television’s most enduring images.

Louis won an Oscar for ″The Solid Gold Cadillac″ in 1956.

His other credits include ″Born Yesterday″ in 1950, ″From Here to Eternity″ in 1953, ″It Should Happen to You″ and ″A Star is Born″ in 1954, ″Pal Joey″ in 1957, ″Judgment at Nuremberg″ in 1961, ″Gambit″ in 1966 and ″Thoroughly Modern Millie″ in 1967.

Miss Young was briefly married to actor Grant Withers before filing for divorce in 1931. In 1940, she married broadcast executive Thomas Lewis. They divorced in 1969.

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