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ROBERT YOUNG BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Robert Young, born Robert George Young on February, 22 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, but was raised in Los Angeles, California.  He was the son of an Irish Immigrant father, Thomas E. Young and an American mother, Margaret Fife.  He attended Abraham Lincoln High School. and then began acting and studying at the Pasadena Playhouse.  He was working odd jobs and appearing in bit parts in silent films. While on tour with a stock company production of "The Ship", Young was discovered by an MGM talent scout and signed to a contract.  He made his film debut in Fox's "The Black Camel" (1931).  His first major role came, "The Sin of Madelon Claudet" (1931).  He continued to appear in films playing boyish roles such as, "Strange Interlude" (1932) and "Tugboat Annie" (1933).  Due to his contract with MGM, he had to follow the rules and stay only with working on their films.  They did however loan Young to Gaumont British for two films. 
 
Young was married to Betty Henderson from 1933 until her death in 1994 and together they had four daughters.  Between 1931 and 1952, he appeared in over 100 films.  His most succesful years were the 30's thru mid 40's with roles in, "Lazy River" (1934), "Calm Yourself" (1935), "Miracles for Sale" (1939), "Western Union" (1941) co-starring Randolph Scott and Dean Jagger and "Joe Smith, American" (1942).  He enjoyed just such a change-of-pace role as a spy in Alfred Hitchcock's "Secret Agent" (1936), and as a Nazi in "The Mortal Storm" (1940).  After his contract with MGM ended, Young apepared in light comedies for studios such as 20th Century Fox, United Artists and RKO.  He began taking on more challenging roles in 1943 in films such as, "Claudia", "The Enchanted Cottage", "They Won't Believe Me", "The Second Woman", "Crossfire" and "Those Endearing Young Charms" (1945).
 
His career started to take a decline on the late 1940's, still appearing in many films but not to the calliber he was used too.  By 1954, Young gave up on features altogether, he did however have some decent appearences such as, "Father Knows Best" (1949-1954) on the radio and (1954-1960) co-starring Jane Wyatt on television.  He won several Emmy Awards for this role.  He went on to create, produce and star in the CBS comedy series, "Window on Main Street" (1961-1962), but this only lasted a little less then half a year.  Young's final television series, "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969–1976) co-starring James Brolin and Elena Verdugo, earned Young an Emmy for best leading actor in a drama series. His TV success was greater than that of any other Golden Era Hollywood Everyman, though, because, regardless of his real talent as an actor, he was relaxed and unthreatening. 
 
Young passed away at his home in Westlake Village, California July 7th, 1998 from respitory failure.  He is burried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, Califorina.  He earned 3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he made films in every genre.  Even though in many of his appearances he portrayed characters that were happy and well adjusted men, in his personal life, he suffered from depression and alcoholism.  Young also suffered from a chemical imbalance that led to a suicide attempt in 1991.  When he did pass away, Young had achieved many awards for his community service, talent and professionalism.
 


Filmography
 
1998 Captain Jack
1997 Fierce Creatures
1997 Ferocidade MáXima
1994 Doomsday Gun
1994 Wimbledon Poisoner
1993 Splitting Heirs
1992 Hostage 
1986 The Worst Witch
1988 Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair
1987 A Conspiracy of Love
1987 Mercy or Murder?
1984 The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D.
1978 Little Women 
1977 Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas 
1977 The Father Knows Best Reunion
1969-1976 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1973 My Darling Daughters' Anniversary
1972 All My Darling Daughters
1971 Vanished 
1968 The Name of the Game 
1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 
1965 Dr. Kildare 
1964 The Christophers 
1961-1962 Window on Main Street 
1954-1960 Father Knows Best 
1955 Climax! 
1954 Secret of the Incas
1954 The Ford Television Theatre
1952 The Half-Breed 
1951 Goodbye, My Fancy 
1950 The Second Woman 
1949 And Baby Makes Three
1949 Bride for Sale
1949 That Forsyte Woman
1949 Adventure in Baltimore
1948 Sitting Pretty
1948 Relentless
1947 Crossfire
1947 They Won't Believe Me
1946 Lady Luck
1946 The Searching Wind
1946 Claudia and David
1945 Those Endearing Young Charms
1945 The Enchanted Cottage
1944 The Canterville Ghost
1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
1943 Slightly Dangerous
1943 Claudia
1942 Journey for Margaret
1942 Cairo
1942 Joe Smith, American
1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
1941 Married Bachelor
1941 Lady Be Good
1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
1941 Western Union
1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis
1940 Sporting Blood
1940 The Mortal Storm
1940 Florian
1940 Northwest Passage
1939 Miracles for Sale
1939 Maisie 
1939 Bridal Suite 
1939 Honolulu
1938 The Shining Hour
1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
1938 The Toy Wife 
1938 Josette 
1938 Three Comrades 
1938 Paradise for Three
1937 Navy Blue and Gold
1937 The Bride Wore Red
1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
1937 Married Before Breakfast
1937 I Met Him in Paris
1937 Dangerous Number
1936 Stowaway
1936 The Longest Night
1936 Sworn Enemy
1936 The Bride Walks Out
1936 Secret Agent
1936 The Three Wise Guys
1936 It's Love Again
1935 The Bride Comes Home
1935 Remember Last Night?
1935 Red Salute 
1935 Calm Yourself 
1935 Vagabond Lady 
1935 West Point of the Air 
1934 The Band Plays On
1934 Death on the Diamond 
1934 Paris Interlude
1934 Whom the Gods Destroy 
1934 Lazy River
1934 The House of Rothschild 
1934 Spitfire 
1934 Carolina 
1933 The Right to Romance 
1933 Saturday's Millions 
1933 Tugboat Annie 
1933 Hell Below 
1933 Today We Live 
1933 Men Must Fight 
1932 Strange Interlude 
1932 The Kid from Spain 
1932 Unashamed 
1932 New Morals for Old 
1932 The Wet Parade 
1931 Hell Divers
1931 The Guilty Generation 
1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet
1931 The Black Camel
1928 The Campus Vamp 





Matinee Classics - Marcus Welby, M.D. starring Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Sharon Gless and Anne Baxter
Matinee Classics - The Bride Wore Red starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young, Billie Burke, Reginald Owen, Lynne Carver, George Zucco, Mary Philips, Paul Porcasi, Dickie Moore, Frank Puglia, Adriana Caselotti and Ann Rutherford
Matinee Classics - Marcus Welby, M.D. starring Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Sharon Gless and Anne Baxter
Matinee Classics - Father Knows Best starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray and Lauren Chapin
Matinee Classics - Father Knows Best starring Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray and Lauren Chapin
Matinee Classics - Secret Agent starring John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Percy Marmont, Florence Kahn, Charles Carson, Lilli Palmer and Michael Redgrave
Matinee Classics - Carolina starring Janet Gaynor, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Young, Henrietta Crosman, Richard Cromwell, Mona Barrie, Stepin Fetchit, Russell Simpson and Shirley Temple
Matinee Classics - Navy Blue and Gold starring Robert Young, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Florence Rice, Billie Burke, Tom Brown, Samuel S. Hinds, Paul Kelly, Barnett Parker, Frank Albertson, Minor Watson, Robert Middlemass, Phillip Terry, Charles Waldron and Pat Flaherty
Matinee Classics - Navy Blue and Gold starring Robert Young, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Florence Rice, Billie Burke, Tom Brown, Samuel S. Hinds, Paul Kelly, Barnett Parker, Frank Albertson, Minor Watson, Robert Middlemass, Phillip Terry, Charles Waldron and Pat Flaherty
Matinee Classics - The Enchanted Cottage starring Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick, Spring Byington, Hillary Brooke, Richard Gaines, Alec Englander, Robert Clarke and Edin Nicholas


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