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Film star Loretta Young (1913-2000) had three sisters (along with a brother named Jack) --- Polly Ann Young, Elizabeth Jane Young (screen name of Sally Blane) and Georgiana Young.

Loretta, Polly Ann and Elizabeth (Sally) were from her Mother's first marriage. They appeared together in one movie --- as the four Hubbard sisters --- in THE STORY OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL (20th Century Fox, 1939) which starred Loretta and Don Ameche. Georgiana had no film career ambitions and married actor Ricardo Montalban circa 1944. While Loretta was under a 20th Century Fox contract, Polly Ann and Elizabeth (Sally) freelanced, doing mostly B-grade movies through the 1930s before settling into married life and raising families. Loretta, Polly Ann and Sally are interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above, Polly Ann Young and Buck Jones comfort the injured Carl Stockdale in THE CRIMSON TRAIL (Universal, 1935).
Polly Ann Young
1908 - 1997


Polly Ann Young's Hollywood career was during the 1930s. She did about three dozen films, 7 of which were westerns starring Tim McCoy, Buck Jones, George O'Brien, Kermit Maynard, James Newill and John Wayne.

Polly Ann married California businessman J. Carter Hermann and resided in Beverly Hills, California.


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Polly Ann Young: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0949961/

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has photo of the marker for Polly Ann Young and her husband at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3744



 
(Above pressbook covers courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are pressbook covers for two of the James Newill/Renfrew of the Mounted films.  The leading ladies in these two films were Sally Blane (real name: Elizabeth Jane Young) and Polly Ann Young, older sisters of Loretta Young.




 

Sally Blane
(in some biographies, her name is misspelled as Blaine)
Real name: Elizabeth Jane Young
1910 - 1997

Blane's Hollywood career consists of about 75 films, beginning with youngster roles in silents and extending into various crime, melodrama and westerns during the 1930s. Her silent western appearances include the Tom Mix KING COWBOY (FBO, 1928) and SHOOTIN' IRONS (Paramount, 1927) which starred Jack Luden. Her 1930s sound oaters included LOCAL BAD MAN (Allied, 1932) with Hoot Gibson, WILD HORSE MESA (Paramount, 1932) with Randolph Scott, and FIGHTING MAD (Monogram, 1939), one of the Renfrew/Canadian mounted police series starring Jim Newill.

She married director/writer/actor Norman Foster (real name: Norman Hoeffer) in 1937 and were together through his death in 1976.

Sally (along with sister Loretta Young) were 1929 WAMPAS Baby Stars (the annual "new starlet" award sponsored by the Western Association of Motion Pictures Advertisers).


(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Sally Blane (Elizabeth Jane Young) and her husband Norman Foster:
Sally Blane (Elizabeth Jane Young): http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0087434/
Norman Foster: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0287988/

There's a nice photo of Blane along with a mini-biography at: http://www.cyranos.ch/spblan-e.htm

The Film Weekly website has a couple magazine covers featuring Blane:
http://www.filmweeklymagazine.com/SallyBlaneApr34.htm
http://www.filmweeklymagazine.com/SallyBlaneMay35.htm

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has photo of the marker for Sally Blane at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3743&pt=Sally%20Blane



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