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Robert Young

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert George Young  (February 22, 1907 – July 21, 1998) was an American television, film, and radio actor, best known for his leading roles as Jim Anderson, the father of Father Knows Best (NBC and then CBS) and as physician Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC). Young appeared in over 100 films between 1931 and 1952. After appearing on stage, Young was signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and, in spite of having a "tier B" status, he co-starred with some of the studio's most illustrious actresses, such as Katharine Hepburn, Margaret Sullavan, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Helen Hayes, Luise Rainer, Hedy Lamarr, and Helen Twelvetrees. Yet, most of his assignments consisted of B movies, also known as "programmers," which required two to three weeks of shooting (considered very brief shooting periods at the time). Actors who were relegated to such a hectic schedule appeared, as Young did, in some six to eight movies per year. As an MGM contract player, Young was resigned to the fate of most of his colleagues—to accept any film assigned to him or risk being placed on suspension—and many actors on suspension were prohibited from earning a salary from any endeavor at all (even those unrelated to the film industry). 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. While there he surmised that his employers intended to terminate his contract, but he was mistaken. He unexpectedly received one of his most rewarding roles late in his MGM career, in H.M. Pulham, Esq., featuring one of Hedy Lamarr's most effective performances. He once remarked that he was assigned only those roles which Robert Montgomery and other A-list actors had rejected. After his contract ended at MGM, Young starred in light comedies as well as in trenchant dramas for studios such as 20th Century Fox, United Artists, and RKO Radio Pictures. From 1943, Young assayed more challenging roles in films like Claudia, The Enchanted Cottage, They Won't Believe Me, The Second Woman, and Crossfire. His portrayal of unsympathetic characters in several of these later films—which was seldom the case in his MGM pictures—was applauded by numerous reviewers. Young's career began an incremental and imperceptible decline, despite a propitious beginning as a freelance actor without the nurturing of a major studio. He continued starring as a leading man in the late 1940s and early 1950s, but only in mediocre films, then he subsequently disappeared from the silver screen - only to reappear several years later on a much smaller one. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Young (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Feb 22, 1907 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
109
First Appeared:
In the movie The Black Camel 1931-06-21
Latest Project:
Movie The Wicked 2013-03-20
Known For
Poster of Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas
Poster of Highball Highway
Poster of Sweet Rosie O'Grady

Robert Young Movies Filmography

Movie
The Wicked
Deputy Mahoney 2013-03-20
Movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Uruk-hai (uncredited) 2002-12-18
Movie
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Goblin (uncredited) 2001-12-18
Movie
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Homeboy on subway 1998-02-01
Movie
That's Entertainment! III
(archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To
(archive footage) 1990-06-04
Movie
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic
Self 1990-02-20
Movie
A Conspiracy of Love
Joe Woldarski 1987-10-18
Movie
Mercy or Murder?
Roswell Gilbert 1987-01-11
Movie
Hollywood’s Children
Self (archive footage) 1982-02-24
Movie
Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas
1977-12-18
Movie
The Father Knows Best Reunion
James Anderson 1977-05-15
Movie
That's Entertainment, Part II
(archive footage) 1976-05-16
Series
Donny & Marie
Unknown 1976-01-23
Movie
That's Entertainment!
(archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-06-21
Movie
My Darling Daughters' Anniversary
Judge Charles Raleigh 1973-11-08
Movie
All My Darling Daughters
Judge Charles Raleigh 1972-11-22
Series
Vanished
Sen. Earl Gannon 1971-03-08
Series
Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-09-23
Series
The Dick Cavett Show
Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie
Highball Highway
Himself 1963-08-04
Series
Dr. Kildare
Unknown 1961-09-27
Series
Climax!
Unknown 1954-10-07
Series
Father Knows Best
Jim Anderson 1954-10-03
Movie
Secret of the Incas
Stanley Moorehead 1954-06-06
Series
This Is Your Life
Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie
The Half-Breed
Dan Craig 1952-05-03
Movie
Goodbye, My Fancy
Doctor James Merrill 1951-05-19
Movie
The Second Woman
Jeff Cohalan 1950-07-07
Series
What's My Line?
Himself - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Movie
Bride for Sale
Stephen Tracy Adams 1949-11-12
Movie
That Forsyte Woman
Philip Bosinney 1949-11-03
Movie
Adventure in Baltimore
Dr. Andrew Sheldon 1949-04-19
Movie
Relentless
Nick Buckley 1948-06-15
Movie
Sitting Pretty
Harry King 1948-03-10
Movie
Crossfire
Finlay 1947-08-15
Movie
They Won't Believe Me
Larry Ballentine 1947-07-16
Movie
Lady Luck
Larry Scott 1946-10-30
Movie
The Searching Wind
Alex Hazen 1946-08-09
Movie
Claudia and David
David Naughton 1946-02-25
Movie
Those Endearing Young Charms
Lt. Hurley 'Hank' Travers 1945-06-19
Movie
The Enchanted Cottage
Oliver Bradford 1945-04-28
Movie
Twenty Years After
1944-01-01
Movie
The Canterville Ghost
Cuffy Williams 1944-07-20
Movie
Claudia
David Naughton 1943-11-04
Movie
Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Samuel Magee 1943-10-01
Movie
Slightly Dangerous
Bob Stuart 1943-04-01
Movie
Journey for Margaret
John Davis 1942-12-17
Movie
Cairo
Homer Smith, aka Juniper Jones 1942-08-17
Movie
Joe Smith, American
Joe Smith 1942-02-01
Movie
H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Harry Moulton Pulham 1941-12-04
Movie
Married Bachelor
Randolph Haven 1941-10-16
Movie
Lady Be Good
Edward 'Eddie' Crane 1941-09-18
Movie
Western Union
Richard Blake 1941-02-21
Movie
Hollywood: Style Center of the World
Himself 1940-05-29
Movie
A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound
Himself 1940-01-01
Movie
Northwest Passage
Langdon Towne 1940-02-23
Movie
Dr. Kildare's Crisis
Douglas Lamont 1940-11-29
Movie
Florian
Anton Erban 1940-06-05
Movie
The Mortal Storm
Fritz Marberg 1940-06-14
Movie
Sporting Blood
Myles Vanders 1940-07-11
Movie
Maisie
Charles 'Slim' Martin 1939-06-22
Movie
Bridal Suite
Neil McGill 1939-05-26
Movie
Honolulu
Brooks Mason / George Smith 1939-02-03
Movie
Miracles for Sale
Michael Morgan 1939-08-10
Movie
The Toy Wife
Andre Vallaire 1938-06-10
Movie
Three Comrades
Gottfried Lenz 1938-06-02
Movie
Josette
Pierre Brassard 1938-06-03
Movie
Hollywood Goes to Town
Himself 1938-07-07
Movie
Rich Man, Poor Girl
Bill Harrison 1938-08-12
Movie
The Shining Hour
David Linden 1938-11-18
Movie
Paradise for Three
Fritz Hagedorn 1938-06-04
Movie
Navy Blue and Gold
Roger 'Rog' Ash 1937-11-19
Movie
The Bride Wore Red
Rudolph 'Rudi' Pal 1937-10-08
Movie
The Romance of Celluloid
1937-08-26
Movie
The Emperor's Candlesticks
Grand Duke Peter 1937-07-02
Movie
Married Before Breakfast
Tom Wakefield 1937-06-18
Movie
I Met Him in Paris
Gene Anders 1937-05-28
Movie
Dangerous Number
Hank 1937-01-22
Movie
Secret Agent
Robert Marvin 1936-05-31
Movie
It's Love Again
Peter Carlton 1936-05-30
Movie
The Bride Walks Out
Hugh McKenzie 1936-07-10
Movie
Stowaway
Tommy Randall 1936-12-25
Movie
Sworn Enemy
Henry 'Hank' Sherman 1936-09-11
Movie
The Bride Comes Home
Jack Bristow 1935-12-25
Movie
Red Salute
Jeff 1935-09-12
Movie
Calm Yourself
Preston Patton 1935-06-28
Movie
West Point of the Air
Little Mike Stone 1935-03-23
Movie
The Bands Plays On
Tony Ferrera 1934-12-21
Movie
Death on the Diamond
Larry Kelly 1934-09-14
Movie
Hollywood Party
Himself as Radio Announcer (uncredited) 1934-05-24
Movie
The House of Rothschild
Capt. Fitzroy 1934-04-07
Movie
Lazy River
William 'Bill' Drexel 1934-03-16
Movie
Spitfire
John Stafford 1934-03-08
Movie
Carolina
Will Connelly 1934-02-02
Movie
Today We Live
Claude William Hope 1933-03-03
Movie
Men Must Fight
Geoffrey Aiken 1933-02-17
Movie
Saturday's Millions
Jim Fowler 1933-09-30
Movie
Hell Below
Lieut. (JG) 'Brick' Walters 1933-06-08
Movie
Tugboat Annie
Alec (Son) 1933-08-04
Movie
Strange Interlude
Gordon Evans as a Young Man 1932-12-30
Movie
The Kid from Spain
Ricardo 1932-11-17
Movie
Unashamed
Dick Ogden 1932-07-02
Movie
New Morals for Old
Ralph Thomas 1932-06-04
Movie
The Wet Parade
Kip Tarleton 1932-03-26
Movie
Hell Divers
Graham - Pilot Reporting Missing Airplanes (uncredited) 1932-01-16
Movie
The Guilty Generation
Marco Ricca, also known as Marco Smith 1931-11-19
Movie
The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Dr.Claudet 1931-10-23
Movie
The Black Camel
Jimmy 1931-06-21