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December 1, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
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.
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August 15, 2010 | By Bettijane Levine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2010 | By Bettijane Levine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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.
HOME & GARDEN
May 25, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress turned psychotherapist Judy Lewis has listed her West Hollywood condominium for $499,000. Lewis, whose biological parents were actress Loretta Lynn and actor Clark Gable, has been living close to her roots. Her pied-a-terre is near her mother's original home. The unit also is within walking distance of restaurants and entertainment. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,210 square feet, and views run from downtown L.A. to Century City. The building has a rooftop sun deck with a swimming pool and spa. Lewis, 74, appeared on TV shows including "Perry Mason" (1959)
NEWS
May 23, 1994 | ANN CONWAY
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."
OPINION
August 2, 2003
Because beachgoing -- a Southern California delight -- can turn so deadly, it's hard to fathom why so many folks who don't know how to swim have plunged so deeply into the summer waters. They're producing unseasonably high numbers of rescues. And there have been six drownings off the Orange County coast this year, already reaching last year's total. Why do romantics launch into surf as the day's light dwindles, without being good swimmers and without a lifeguard present?
NEWS
June 1, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cathy Rigby, the Olympic gymnast turned Broadway actress, is starring in the Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera production of "South Pacific," which runs through July 2 at the Granada Theatre. This is the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that introduced the songs "Younger Than Springtime," "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Bali Ha'i." General admission is $24.50 to $32.50. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sundays.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2005 | Merle Rubin, Special to The Times
As a longtime political correspondent for the New York Times, where he is now associate editor, R.W. Apple Jr. visited and revisited cities all over the country. Not just a political animal, this journalist loves food (plain and fancy), architecture (historic and contemporary) and music (popular and classical, especially opera).
HOME & GARDEN
May 25, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress turned psychotherapist Judy Lewis has listed her West Hollywood condominium for $499,000. Lewis, whose biological parents were actress Loretta Lynn and actor Clark Gable, has been living close to her roots. Her pied-a-terre is near her mother's original home. The unit also is within walking distance of restaurants and entertainment. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,210 square feet, and views run from downtown L.A. to Century City. The building has a rooftop sun deck with a swimming pool and spa. Lewis, 74, appeared on TV shows including "Perry Mason" (1959)
NEWS
May 23, 1994 | ANN CONWAY
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2005 | Carmela Ciuraru, Special to The Times
IT has become fashionable for television news journalists to write memoirs: notably, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, Judy Woodruff, Dan Rather, Linda Ellerbee, Lesley Stahl and Sam Donaldson. Now comes "Talking Back" from Andrea Mitchell, who has been a correspondent for NBC's "Nightly News" for three decades. "Talking Back" should satisfy the curiosity of most news junkies, aspiring journalists and those who follow politics with the avidity of sports fans.
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