Robert Young


Actor
Robert Young

About

Also Known As
Robert George Young
Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born
February 22, 1907
Died
July 21, 1998
Cause of Death
Respiratory Failure

Photos & Videos

Maisie - Movie Poster
Slightly Dangerous - Kapralik Trade Ad
Slightly Dangerous - Movie Poster

Family & Companions

Elizabeth Louise Young
Wife
Married from 1933 until her death in 1994.

Notes

Young is not to be confused with a substantial number of other Robert Youngs, including at least two other actors, one of whom worked in silent films in the U.S. This Robert Young never made any silent movies.There are also several filmmakers also named Robert Young; the best-known is most often credited as Robert M. Young, much of whose most important work is in documentary.

Biography

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Secrets of the Reef (1956)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Marcus Welby, MD -- A Holiday Affair (1988)
Dr Marcus Welby
Mercy Or Murder (1987)
Roswell Gilbert
Conspiracy of Love (1987)
Grampa Jo
The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (1984)
Marcus Welby
My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (1973)
Judge Charles Raleigh
All My Darling Daughters (1972)
Judge Charles Raleigh
Born Free (1966)
James
Secret of the Incas (1954)
Dr. Stanley Moorehead
The Half-Breed (1952)
Dan Craig
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)
Dr. James Merrill
Love Nest (1951)
The meter reader
The Second Woman (1950)
Jeff Cohalan
Bride for Sale (1949)
Steve Adams
Adventure in Baltimore (1949)
Dr. [Andrew] Sheldon
And Baby Makes Three (1949)
Vernon Walsh
That Forsyte Woman (1949)
Philip Bosinney
Relentless (1948)
Nick Buckley
Sitting Pretty (1948)
Harry King
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Larry Balantine
Crossfire (1947)
[Captain] Finlay
Claudia and David (1946)
David Naughton
Lady Luck (1946)
[Larry] Scott
The Searching Wind (1946)
Alex Hazen
The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
Oliver Bradford
Those Endearing Young Charms (1945)
Hank Travers
The Canterville Ghost (1944)
Cuffy Williams
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)
Sam A. Magee
Claudia (1943)
David Naughton
Slightly Dangerous (1943)
Bob Stuart
Cairo (1942)
Homer Smith
Journey for Margaret (1942)
John Davis
Joe Smith, American (1942)
Joe Smith
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
Harry [Moulton] Pulham [Jr.]
Married Bachelor (1941)
Randolph Haven
Western Union (1941)
Richard Blake
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941)
Jimmie Blake
Lady Be Good (1941)
Eddie Crane
Northwest Passage (Book I--Rogers' Rangers) (1940)
Langdon Towne
Florian (1940)
Anton [Ervan]
Sporting Blood (1940)
Myles Vanders
The Mortal Storm (1940)
Fritz Marberg
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940)
Douglas Lamont
Northwest Passage (1940)
Bridal Suite (1939)
Neil McGill
Honolulu (1939)
Brooks Mason/George Smith
Maisie (1939)
"Slim" Martin
Miracles for Sale (1939)
Michael Morgan
Paradise for Three (1938)
Fritz Hagedorn
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938)
Bill Harrison
Josette (1938)
Pierre Brossard
The Toy Wife (1938)
Andre Vallaire
Three Comrades (1938)
Gottfried Lenz
The Shining Hour (1938)
David Linden
Dangerous Number (1937)
Hank [Medhill]
Married Before Breakfast (1937)
Tom Wakefield
Navy Blue and Gold (1937)
Roger Ash
I Met Him in Paris (1937)
Gene Anders
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
Grand Duke Peter
The Bride Wore Red (1937)
Rudi Pal
Stowaway (1936)
Tommy Randall
It's Love Again (1936)
Peter Carlton
Three Wise Guys (1936)
Joe [Hatcher]
The Longest Night (1936)
Charley Phelps
Sworn Enemy (1936)
"Hank" Sherman
The Bride Comes Home (1936)
Jack Bristow
The Bride Walks Out (1936)
Hugh McKenzie
Secret Agent (1936)
Robert Marvin
West Point of the Air (1935)
"Little Mike" Stone
Remember Last Night? (1935)
Tony Milburn
Red Salute (1935)
Jeff
Vagabond Lady (1935)
Tony Spear
Calm Yourself (1935)
[Preston] "Pat" [Patton]
Spitfire (1934)
John Stafford
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)
Jack Forrester
Lazy River (1934)
Bill [Drexel]
Death on the Diamond (1934)
Larry [Kelly]
The Band Plays On (1934)
Tony [Ferrara]
Paris Interlude (1934)
Pat [Wells]
Carolina (1934)
Will Connelly
The House of Rothschild (1934)
Captain Fitzroy
La ciudad de cartón (1934)
Himself
Hollywood Party (1934)
Himself
Men Must Fight (1933)
[Lieutenant] Geoffrey [Aiken]
Hell Below (1933)
Lieut. (JG) "Brick" Walters
The Right to Romance (1933)
Bobby Preble
Saturday's Millions (1933)
Jim Fowler
Tugboat Annie (1933)
Alec [Brennan]
Today We Live (1933)
[Lieutenant] Claude [Hope]
The Wet Parade (1932)
Kip Tarleton
Strange Interlude (1932)
Gordon, as a young man
Unashamed (1932)
Dick Ogden
New Morals for Old (1932)
Ralph [Thomas]
The Kid from Spain (1932)
Ricardo
Hell Divers (1932)
Sailor
The Black Camel (1931)
Jimmy Bradshaw
The Guilty Generation (1931)
Marco Ricca, also known as Marco Smith
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
Dr. [Jacques] Claudet
It Is the Law (1924)
Travers

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Nothing but a Man (1964)
Director of Photography
Secrets of the Reef (1956)
Photography

Writer (Feature Film)

Nothing but a Man (1964)
Screenwriter
The Crawling Hand (1963)
Story
Secrets of the Reef (1956)
Narr wrt

Producer (Feature Film)

Nothing but a Man (1964)
Producer

Editing (Feature Film)

Secrets of the Reef (1956)
Editing

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Stunt performer
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Stunt performer
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Stunts

Cast (Special)

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
Father Knows Best: The Father Knows Best Reunion (1977)
Jim Anderson; Father
Father Knows Best: Home For Christmas (1977)
Jim Anderson
Celebration: The American Spirit (1976)
Robert Young With the Young (1973)
Host
A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary (1972)
Robert Young and the Family (1971)

Misc. Crew (Special)

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz: 50 Years Of Magic (1990)
Assistant

Cast (Short)

Northward, Ho! (1939)
Himself
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
Himself
Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Himself
The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention (1936)
Himself

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Little Women (1978)
Vanished (1971)

Life Events

1917

At age 10, moved with family to Los Angeles (date approximate)

1931

Began touring on a recurring basis with a production of the play, "The Ship"

1931

Signed by MGM; first film there, "The Sin of Madelon Claudet"

1931

Made film debut in "The Black Camel", produced by Fox

1932

Played first male leads in films, "Unashamed" and "New Morals for Old"

1936

Only feature film credits outside the US: traveled to England to play leading roles in "Secret Agent" and "It's Love Again"

1944

Contract with MGM ended; last film there for five years, "The Canterville Ghost"; thereafter free-lanced for all of Hollywood major studios, working most often at RKO over the next decade

1949

Began acting in "Father Knows Best" on radio

1954

Last feature film, "Secret of the Incas"

1954

TV series debut, "Father Knows Best", in the title role of Jim Anderson; also marked TV producing debut

1966

Played the title role of Nick Holloway on the detective comedy series pilot, "Holloway's Daughters"; option for possible series not picked up

1971

First TV-movie, the two-part "Vanished"; received an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actor

1977

Starred in two NBC "extension sequels", 90 minutes long each: "Father Knows Best: The Father Knows Best Reunion" and "Father Knows Best: Home from Christmas"

1979

Played grandfather James Lawrence on the short-lived NBC drama series, "Little Women"

1984

Reprised the role of Marcus Welby in the TV-movie, "The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D."

1988

Again reprised the role of Marcus Welby in the TV-movie, "Marcus Welby, M.D.--A Holiday Affair"

Photo Collections

Maisie - Movie Poster
Maisie - Movie Poster
Slightly Dangerous - Kapralik Trade Ad
Here is a trade ad for MGM's Slightly Dangerous (1943), starring Lana Turner and Robert Young. The art is by mixed-media caricaturist Jaques Kapralik. Trade Ads were placed by studios in industry magazines like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
Slightly Dangerous - Movie Poster
Slightly Dangerous - Movie Poster
Slightly Dangerous - Lobby Cards
Slightly Dangerous - Lobby Cards
The Guilty Generation - Movie Posters
The Guilty Generation - Movie Posters
The Bride Wore Red - Publicity Stills
The Bride Wore Red - Publicity Stills
Lady Be Good - Kapralik Trade Ad
Here is a trade ad for MGM's Lady Be Good (1941), starring Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, and Ann Sothern. The art is by mixed-media caricaturist Jaques Kapralik. Trade Ads were placed by studios in industry magazines like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
That Forsyte Woman - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from MGM's That Forsyte Woman (1949), starring Greer Garson, Errol Flynn, and Robert Young.
The Bride Comes Home - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Paramount's The Bride Comes Home (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Robert Young. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Bride Comes Home - Jumbo Lobby Cards
Here are a few Jumbo Lobby Cards from Paramount's The Bride Comes Home (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Robert Young. Jumbo Lobby Cards were 14" x 17" borderless posters; they were much less common than standard lobby cards.
The Bride Comes Home - Herald
Here is the herald for Paramount Pictures' The Bride Comes Home (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Robert Young. Heralds were advertising handouts that studios provided to theater owners for distribution around their town.
The Bride Comes Home - Publicity Stills
Here are several Publicity Stills from Paramount Pictures' The Bride Comes Home (1935), starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, and Robert Young. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, taken for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
The Bride Comes Home - Scene Stills
The Bride Comes Home - Scene Stills
The Bride Comes Home - Movie Poster
The Bride Comes Home - Movie Poster
The Canterville Ghost - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for MGM's The Canterville Ghost (1944), starring Charles Laughton and Margaret O'Brien. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Bride Walks Out - Scene Stills
Here are a few scene stills from RKO's The Bride Walks Out (1936), starring Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Young.
Northwest Passage - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Northwest Passage (1940). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Dr. Kildare's Crisis - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940), starring Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Adventure In Baltimore (1949) - My Anatomy Is Terrible Opening with 20-year-old Shirley Temple, now a young married mom, loaned out with her husband John Agar by David Selznick to RKO, with a narrated gag and encounters with Regina Wallace her teacher and Robert Young her minister father, in Adventure In Baltimore, 1949.
Crossfire (1947) - Open, Murder Dark and dramatic opening to Edward Dmytryk's Crossfire, 1947, starring Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan and Gloria Grahame, from a novel by Richard Brooks.
Wet Parade, The (1932) - Four Years More! Election day 1916, Southern author Roger (Neil Hamilton) arrives in New York, greeted by Democrats "Pow" Tarleton (Walter Huston), his son Kip (Robert Young) and newsman friend Jerry (Wallace Ford), when surprising news arrives from California, in The Wet Parade, 1932.
Maisie (1939) - The Chiffon Girl The first scene in the first picture in the series of ten from MGM, Ann Sothern is the title character, getting bad news (from Frank Darien as Pops) about her showbiz gig in Big Horn, Wyoming, from a script first written for Jean Harlow, opening Maisie, 1939, co-starring Robert Young.
Honolulu (1939) - I'm Liable To Get Killed! Movie star Brooks (Robert Young) recovering from the last time he was mobbed during an east-coast PR swing, getting out of the hospital with the help of hustling agent Duffy (George Burns), with a poor result, in MGM’s Honolulu, 1939, also starring Eleanor Powell and Gracie Allen.
Honolulu (1939) - Throw Myself At Him? Robert Young, in a dual role, here is movie star Books Mason, who’s traded places with his look-alike Hawaiian plantation owner George, cruising home for two weeks of peace and quiet, when he’s recognized by cruise ship entertainer Millie (Gracie Allen), who must tell pal Dot (Eleanor Powell), the first scene for both gals, in MGM’s Honolulu, 1939.
Honolulu (1939) - Title Song Cruise ship entertainers Millie (Gracie Allen) and Dot (Eleanor Powell) persuaded to perform, the title song, an original by Harry Warren and Gus Kahn, Gracie with the vocal then Eleanor, choreographed by Bobby Connelly, handling the jump rope with ease, in Honolulu, 1939, from MGM and producer Jack Cummings.
Stowaway (1936) - Goodnight, My Love Seems like the screenwriters maybe gave up, admitting that Alice Faye's solo ballad, by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon, just doesn't work with the story, as she fends off shipboard Romeo Robert Young, in the Shirley Temple vehicle Stowaway, 1936.
Stowaway (1936) - All Things Have Two Prices Ching-Ching (Shirley Temple), the orphan daughter of missionaries and now a refugee, forgotten by her negligent escort, wanders Shanghai seeking food for her dog, and meets benevolent American Tommy (Robert Young), his first scene in Stowaway, 1936.
Stowaway (1936) - You Gotta S-M-I-L-E At port in Hong Kong, enjoying a show with friends Tommy and Susan (Robert Young, Alice Faye), who are not (yet) a couple, orphan Ching-Ching (Shirley Temple, with a song by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon) reveals hidden talents, with impressions, in 20th Century-Fox's Stowaway, 1936.
Crossfire (1947) - Funnier Names Ending his flashback narration of his encounter with murder victim Samuels (Sam Levene) and Floyd (Steve Brodie), de-mobbed Sergeant Montgomery (Robert Ryan) is further interrogated by D.C. cop Finlay (Robert Young), fellow soldier Keeley (Robert Mitchum) mostly neutral, in Edward Dmytryk's byzantine Crossfire, 1947.
Crossfire (1947) - Nobody Likes Cops Mary Mitchell (Jacqueline White) and Washington D.C. cop Finlay (Robert Young), trying to help her recently discharged soldier murder-suspect husband, visit taxi-dancer Ginny (Gloria Grahame), who should be able to give him an alibi, in Edward Dmytryk's Crossfire, 1947.

Trailer

Lady Be Good - (Original Trailer) None of the plot but all of the Gershwin songs like "Fascinatin' Rhythm" in MGM's version of Lady Be Good (1941).
H.M. Pulham, Esquire - (Original Trailer) Robert Young plays a stuffy businessman who livens things up by having a fling with Hedy Lamarr. Directed by King Vidor.
Dr. Kildare's Crisis - (Original Trailer) For the sixth "Kildare" movie, Dr. Kildare's marriage could be called off when the bride's brother is diagnosed with epilepsy.
Dangerous Number - (Original Trailer) Robert Young marries a Dangerous Number (1937) in a comedy that somehow involves daylight savings time and dissolvable silk.
Calm Yourself - (Original Trailer) An advertising man (Robert Young) takes off after kidnappers.
Band Plays On, The - (Original Trailer) Robert Young is one of the "Four Bombers," four street kids who mend their ways when they take up football in The Band Plays On (1934).
And Baby Makes Three - (Re-issue Trailer) Barbara Hale and ex-husband Robert Young battle over their unborn baby in the comedy And Baby Makes Three (1949).
Longest Night, The - (Original Trailer) A department-store head (Robert Young) tries to stop a gangland plot.
Lazy River - (Original Trailer) Ex-convicts try to stop a Chinese smuggling ring in Lazy River (1934) starring Robert Young.
Crossfire - (Original Trailer) When a Jewish man is murdered, a homicide detective suspects a hate crime in Crossfire (1947) starring Robert Ryan in one of his best performances.
Bridal Suite - (Original Trailer) A playboy's fiancee sets out to reform her future husband and his flighty mother in Bridal Suite (1939) starring Robert Young.
Maisie - (Original Trailer) In the first of the popular "Maisie" series, Maisie (Ann Sothern) tries to clear a ranch foreman of murder charges.

Family

Thomas Young
Father
Contractor.
Elizabeth Louise Young
Daughter
Survived him.
Carol Anne Young
Daughter
Survived him.
Barbara Queen Young
Daughter
Survived him.
Kathleen Joy Young
Daughter
Survived him.

Companions

Elizabeth Louise Young
Wife
Married from 1933 until her death in 1994.

Bibliography

Notes

Young is not to be confused with a substantial number of other Robert Youngs, including at least two other actors, one of whom worked in silent films in the U.S. This Robert Young never made any silent movies.There are also several filmmakers also named Robert Young; the best-known is most often credited as Robert M. Young, much of whose most important work is in documentary.