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Robert Young

Robert Young (February 22, 1907 - July 21, 1998) was an American actor. Young appeared in 100 movies and his film career spanned the period from 1931 to 1952 after which he started his TV career. This extended to 1988 and he is best known for his roles in Father Knows Best (1954 to 1963) and Marcus Welby M.D (1969 to 1976).

Despite the fact that he portrayed happy well-adjusted characters, Young suffered from depression and alcoholism. He also suffered from a chemical imbalance that led to a suicide attempt in 1991.

On his passing, he was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Robert Young Facts

Birth NameRobert George Young
BirthdayFebruary 22, 1907
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Date of deathJuly 21, 1998 (age 91)
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Robert Young compared to you?
Awards1972 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama (for Marcus Welby, M.D.)

Selected Filmography

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