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Legendary actor, Robert Young, was born Robert George Young on Feb 22, 1907 in Chicago, IL. Young died at the age of 91 on Jul 21, 1998 in Westlake Village, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. Young was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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On DVD: A Baby-Faced in The Band Plays On (1934)

By KC on Aug 15, 2018 From Classic Movies

I don’t tend to be drawn to sports films, but when they star Preston Foster as a football coach, my interest increases. Now available on DVD from Warner Archive, The Band Plays On (1934) benefits from this happy casting. It also stars an early career and a pleasing young cast. In ... Read full article


Ann Sothern and can't stop marrying each other in... Lady Be Good (1941)

By Michaela on Jul 23, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Is this poster not gorgeous? I would hang this on my wall in a second. Lately I've been watching a lot of Eleanor Powell films, which wasn't by design. I like Powell--she was a terrific dancer, a good actress, and a woman who portrayed intelligence, ambition, and kindness. It's a little crazy that h... Read full article


Coming Soon: ’s Films Marathon

By The Wonderful World of Cinema on Apr 23, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

After an Olivia de Havilland, a William Holden and a Dolores Hart’s film marathon, I’ll start a ’s film marathon soon. I haven’t seen in many movies: two (Secret Agent and Crossfire), plus some episodes of Father Knows Best. However, I’ve always... Read full article


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Robert Young Quotes:

Susan Parker: Richard! This is a surprise!
Richard Hope: It's a surprise for me, too.
Susan Parker: Oh, uh, Richard, this is Mr. Randall, and this is Miss Ching-Ching Stewart. I never thought I'd see you here.
Richard Hope: Evidently not.
Susan Parker: Weren't you surprised to see him here?
Mrs. Hope: Hardly. I sent for him.
Susan Parker: Marvelous. I love surprises, and I hardly ever get them.
Mrs. Hope: Susan, I think your friends will excuse you.
Susan Parker: Oh, Tommy, I must be going. You'll look after Ching-Ching, won't you?
Tommy Randall: She'll be perfectly fine.
Susan Parker: [leaving] Goodbye, darling.
Barbara Stewart aka Ching-Ching: Goodbye, Aunt Susan. You like Susan, don't you, Uncle Tommy?
Tommy Randall: You could call it that.
Barbara Stewart aka Ching-Ching: I don't see how anyone could have fun with that Mr. Hope.
Tommy Randall: I'm afraid fun isn't everything, Ching-Ching.


Larry Ballentine: She looked like a very special kind of dynamite, neatly wrapped in nylon and silk. Only I wasn't having any. I'd been too close to one explosion already. I was powder shy.


Bob Stuart: I couldn't hate you, darling. Unless you turned out to be a... female impersonator. And I'll bet you my bottom dollar you're not.


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Robert Young Facts
In later years, Robert and Elizabeth lived in a house in Westlake Village, California called "The Enchanted Cottage," named after the 1945 film in which he starred with Dorothy McGuire.

His Irish Protestant carpenter father abandoned the family when Robert was 10 years old. He was a newspaper boy during this time in order to help the family income.

MGM talent agents spotted him in a 1931 touring stage production of "The Ship" and signed him up.

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