Loretta Young & Clark Gable

Clark Gable and Loretta Young

Clark Gable and Loretta Young  

Loretta Young and Clark Gable dated from December, 1934 to March, 1935.

They had a daughter named Judith age 80.


American Actress Loretta Young was born Gretchen Michaela Young on 6th January, 1913 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and passed away on 12th Aug 2000 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 87. She is most remembered for Platinum Blonde, WAMPAS Baby Star of 1929. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

American Actor Clark Gable was born William Clark Gable on 1st February, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, USA and passed away on 16th Nov 1960 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 59. He is most remembered for Gone With the Wind. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingDec 1934 - Mar 1935 3 months
Total Dec 1934 - Mar 1935 82 years, 12 months

In 1934, Young had an affair with Clark Gable, who was married at the time, while on location for The Call of the Wild. During their relationship, Young became pregnant. Due to the moral codes placed on the film industry Young covered up her pregnancy in order to avoid damaging her career (as well as Gable's). Returning from a long "vacation" (during which she secretly gave birth to her daughter), Young announced that she had adopted the little girl. The child was raised as "Judy Lewis" after taking the name of Young's second husband, producer Tom Lewis. According to Lewis`s autobiography Uncommon Knowledge, Lewis was made fun of because of the ears that she received from her father, Clark Gable. Over the years she had heard rumors and secretly knew that Clark Gable was her biological father, but it was not until 1958 when Judy's future husband Joseph Tinney told her that "everybody" knew the rumors that she really began to suspect. It was not until a few years later, after becoming a mother herself, that she finally got the nerve to ask her mother, who, after promptly vomiting, admitted to her that Clark Gable was her father.
Daughter Judith Young November 6, 1935 - November 25, 2011
The next year saw a starring role in The Call of the Wild (1935) with Loretta Young, with whom he had an affair (resulting in the birth of a daughter, Judy Lewis).
Gable became a grandfather when Judy Lewis, his daughter with Loretta Young, gave birth to a daughter, Maria.
Actress Judy Lewis is Clark's out-of-wedlock daughter by actress Loretta Young. The two had a romance during the filming of The Call of the Wild (1935).
n the mid-1950s he started to receive television offers but rejected them outright, even though some of his peers, like his old flame Loretta Young, were flourishing in the new medium.

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Relationship Timeline

6th November, 1935 - Child

March, 1935 - Breakup

December, 1934 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Loretta Young
Clark Gable
Loretta Young
Clark Gable
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 6" (168 cm)
6' 1" (185 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Light
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic


JudithFemale6th November, 193580 years old

Onscreen Matchups

  • Key to the City Key to the City 1950
  • The Call of the Wild The Call of the Wild 1935


Posted commentsView all comments (3)

harleyniteAug 21, 2009

Good looking couple but what amazes me how everything was hush- hush.and there daughter Judy Lewis..and Then to see the couple 13 years later in the movie keys to the city..

bijou89Dec 13, 2008

The story of their `secret` relationship is fascinating!

Babygirl4evaApr 14, 2008

Loretta Young is beautiful!

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