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Judith A. Lewis (Young)

Also Known As: "Judy"
Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Death: November 25, 2011 (76)
Gladwyne, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Cremated Ashes given to family or friend.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Clark Gable and Loretta Young
Ex-wife of Joseph Lewis Tinney
Mother of Private
Half sister of Private; Private and Private

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About Judith A. Lewis


Judith Lewis (born Judith Young; November 6, 1935 – November 25, 2011) was an American actress, writer, producer, and therapist. She was the secret biological daughter of actor Clark Gable and actress Loretta Young.

Judy Lewis later dabbled in acting before becoming a psychologist. Judy Lewis wrote a book "Uncommon Knowledge" with the truth of her parentage.

In 1940 Loretta married businessman Tom Lewis, and from then on the child was called Judy Lewis, although Tom Lewis never adopted her. Judy was brought up thinking that both parents had adopted her and did not know, until years later, that she was actually the biological daughter of Loretta and Clark Gable. Four years after her marriage to Tom Lewis,

Her daughter Judy Lewis had married about three years before and had a daughter in 1959, whom they named Maria.

Actress. The daughter of legendary actor Clark Gable and actress Loretta Young, she would not know of her parentage until later in life. She was raised by Young as her adopted daughter because her parents feared their careers would be destroyed by scandal (Gable was married and Young, a devout Catholic, could not acknowledge the affair); she took the last name Lewis when her mother remarried. She met Gable only once, at the age of fifteen, during a visit with Young at their home. It would be her fiance who told her Gable was her father and at first she refused to believe it. Eventually she revealed the truth in her bestselling memoir "Uncommon Knowledge" (1994). In spite of her mother's objections, Lewis's own career in entertainment began in television during the late 1950s, with roles in the programs "Kitty Foyle", "Perry Mason" and "77 Sunset Strip", and a featured part in the short-lived series "Outlaws" (1961 to 1962). In 1964 she inherited the role of Tiffany Richards in the successful Broadway production of "Mary, Mary", and during that period began playing her most accomplished part of Susan Ames Dunbar Carver in the soap opera "The Secret Storm" (1964 to 1971). Another prominent role would be Barbara Vining in "General Hospital" (1975 to 1976, 1978). After departing from the entertainment arena, she attained her bachelors and masters degrees in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She later practiced psychotherapy in the Los Angeles-area. She died from cancer. (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46798780" target="_blank C.S.)]

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Judith A. Lewis's Timeline

November 6, 1935
Venice, Los Angeles County, California, United States
November 25, 2011
Age 76
Gladwyne, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Cremated Ashes given to family or friend.