5 years ago
Clark Gable and Loretta Young fell in love while filming "Call of the Wild"
Loretta Young explains in her authorized biography that it was a one night occurence (but that's all you need)
Here is the story explained by Judy Lewis (the daughter)
In Loretta's defense, she could have had an abortion like most Hollywood actresses had during that time (Myrna Loy and Lana Turner have admitted to having them). It would have been a scandal in all the papers and she may have been fired had she went public with it and she may have ruined Clark Gable's career too. She probably could have done it a different way, but at least she didn't give her up for adoption. She decided to raise her own child and deal with the responsibility. Loretta should have told Judy about her father at a young age and just publicly deny it. Clark should have been a bigger part of her life, but what's done is done. I needed to state her case because many of the comments have been really negative towards her.