Friday, September 17, 2010

Real & Imagined 'Loretta's'

If you've ever wondered, the following is an incomplete list of the Loretta's in the world. It could have gone on for forever.

Asteroids ...
1939 Loretta (1974 UC) is a main-belt asteroid discovered October 17, 1974 by C. Kowal, Palomar Observatory

Songs ...
Get Back, Loretta, Paul McCartney

Cities ...
Loretta, unincorporated community in Draper, Wisconsin

Bands ...
Get Back Loretta, funk-rock ensemble from San Diego

Fictional Loretta's...
Loretta, one of those Left Behind, by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
Loretta, on Sesame Street, played by Camille Bonora
Loretta Black, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Loretta Castorini, Cher's character in Moonstruck
Loretta deLarava, antagonist in Expiration Date, by Tim Powers
Loretta Frost, wife of Byron Frost and foster mother to Marvel Comics' Madame Masque
Loretta Geargrinder, love interest of Fender in animated film Robots
Loretta Jones, fictional character from the British soap opera Hollyoaks.
Loretta 'Lana' Maguire, gang member in Foxfire: Confessions Of A Girl Gang, Joyce Carol Oates
Loretta Lockhorn, character in the syndicated cartoon The Lockhorns
Loretta Quagmire, character in the season-four episode of The Cleveland–Loretta Quagmire, Family Guy
Loretta Spiegel, owner of Loretta's Beauty Parlor in Cabot Cove, Murder She Wrote
Loretta The Cat in Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Loretta Tortelli, played by Jean Kasem, Cheers
Loretta West, money-grubbing character in New Zealand TV series, Outrageous Fortune, played by Antonia Prebble

Real Loretta's ...
Hildegarde Loretta Sell, vaudeville singer; Revlon named 'Hildegarde' lipstick after her
Loretta Clawson, Mayor, Boone, North Carolina
Loretta de Braose, Countess of Leicester, (c. 1185-c. 1266)
Loretta DeVine, American film & stage actress (recurring role in Grey's Anatomy); winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress, NAACP Image Award
Loretta Huber, World Series of Poker champion, 1988
Loretta Hui-Shan Yang, performing artist in the Taiwan cinema
Loretta Kelsey, as of 2009, one remaining fluent speaker of Eastern Pomo language
Loretta Long, played Susan Robinson, Sesame Street
Loretta 'Lora' R Fisher, yours truly
Loretta Lux, German fine art photographer
Loretta Lynn, award-winning American Country-Western singer|songwriter
Loretta Nall, founder of the United States Marijuana Party
Loretta Napoleoni, Italian economist, author, journalist, political analyst
Loretta Perfectus Walsh, first American active-duty Navy woman
Loretta Purdy Spencer, former mayor of Huntsville, Alabama
Loretta Sanchez, current representative of the 47th District, California (Dem.)
Loretta Schrijver, NYC talk show host
Loretta Schwartz-Nobel, journalist, writer, advocate for disadvantaged families
Loretta Scott Crew, rumored to have invented 'S'mores' in 1927
Loretta Swit, Major 'Hot Lips' Houlihan, M.A.S.H.
Loretta Tofani, Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist
Loretta Ucelli, Assistant to the President & Director of White House Communications, Clinton Administration
Loretta Young, Academy Award winning film & tv actress from the 1930s -90s.

Then there is this rather odd Loretta ...
Mark David Loretta, former Major League Baseball infielder

And, just so you know ...
Yes, I am among them.

1 comment:

  1. Loretta from Family Guy is actually named Loretta Brown and she appeared on the show since the beginning.