“Forgotten Hollywood”- Mr. Gable’s Concealed Kin has Died…

Posted on December 2, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The secret love child of Clark Gable and Loretta Young has died. Conceived out of wedlock, Judy Lewis was declared an adopted daughter when she was born. Brought up by Young, movie studios insisted the birth be kept from the public. The actress was well known for her wholesome screen image, and this  publicity might have finished her career.                  JUDY LEWIS ————–>

   Loretta Young told her child that Gable was her dad in 1966, six years after he died. The actor met his daughter only twice; once at her home, and while she was on the set of The Loretta Young Show. Twenty years later, Loretta threatened Lewis with a lawsuit, when informed by Judy that she intended to write a tell-all novel. They became estranged after the book was published. Young died in 2000.

   In 1994, Uncommon Knowledge chronicled her parents situation in 1935. Loretta was a single Catholic, while Clark was married at the time. The major indiscretion took place while the two actors starred in Call of the Wild. It was one of Hollywood’s best kept and lasting secrets. While alive, Lewis had a striking resemblence to the iconic actor, which led to much gossip and many rumors.


   As an adult, Lewis had a long film and television career. Her motion picture credits include Operation Bikini and Airport 1975. On the small screen, she guest starred on Highway Patrol, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Perry Mason, 77 Sunset Strip, The FBI, General HospitalThe Streets of San Francisco, Police Woman, and One Day at a Time.

   In 1985, she received a Writers Guild of America award for penning several episodes of Search For Tomorrow. A close friend was former child actress Cammie King Conlon, who played Bonnie Butler, daughter of Clark Gable’s character Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind.

   Judy Lewis was 76. Funeral services will be held on Saturday.


   Welcome back Robert Osborne to his hosting chores on Turner Classic Movies. He looks refreshed and ready for 2012. NOW… on with the show!

Until next time>                              “never forget”

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