May 23, 1994 |
Up close, would Judy Lewis look like the stars she claims are her parents, Loretta Young and Clark Gable? That's what hundreds of movie buffs hoped to find out when they gathered recently at the Balboa Bay club to hear Lewis talk about her autobiography, "Uncommon Knowledge." Her dancing eyes? A blend of Gable's and Young's. Her strong jawline and forehead? Definitely Gable's. Her drop-dead smile? The same one Rhett flashed at Scarlett in "Gone With the Wind."
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December 1, 2011 |
Judy Lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about her complicated heritage as the illegitimate daughter of Hollywood legends Loretta Young and Clark Gable, has died. She was 76. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Lewis died of cancer Friday in Gladwyne, Pa., according to her daughter, Maria Tinney Dagit. Brought up in Bel-Air as Young's adopted daughter, Lewis was an adult when she learned that the glamorous leading lady and Gable, the dashing star of " Gone With the Wind," had conceived her during a brief affair in the 1930s.
August 15, 2010 |
When Judy Lewis used to watch Clark Gable movies with her teen-age friends, she had no clue that Gable might be her father. "It never would have dawned on me," she said. "Why would I ever think such a thing?" Yet many in Hollywood were thinking just that. Even her best friends had heard the rumor from their parents, but no one dared tell her. Jack Haley Jr., a pal from high school days, said: "Our whole group knew who her parents were--and we knew she did not know.
March 3, 1995 |
Ever think you'd get to run with the tony Palm Springs polo crowd and lunch with celebs while their trainers rub down the ponies? Here's your chance. Television actress Stefanie Powers, best known as the star of "Hart to Hart," will host a Celebrity /Pro Polo Match Benefit for The William Holden Wildlife Foundation on Sunday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.