Robert Young

Born Feb 22, 1907

Robert George Young was an American television, film, and radio actor, best known for his leading roles as "Jim Anderson", the father character in Father Knows Best, and physician, "Marcus Welby", in Marcus Welby, M.D..

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1907 Birth Born on February 22, 1907.


1931 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Young made his sound film debut for MGM in the 1931 Charlie Chan film, Black Camel.
1933 26 Years Old Young was married to Betty Henderson from 1933 until her death in 1994. … Read More
1936 29 Years Old In 1936, MGM summarily loaned Young to Gaumont British for two films; the first was directed by Alfred Hitchcock with the other co-starring Jessie Matthews. … Read More


1943 36 Years Old From 1943, Young assayed more challenging roles in films like Claudia, The Enchanted Cottage, They Won't Believe Me, The Second Woman, and Crossfire. … Read More


1991 84 Years Old Despite his trademark portrayal of happy, well-adjusted characters, Young's bitterness toward Hollywood casting practices never diminished, and he suffered from depression and alcoholism, culminating in a suicide attempt in January 1991. … Read More
1998 91 Years Old Young died of respiratory failure at his Westlake Village, California home on July 21, 1998, and was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. … Read More
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