Robert Young Overview:

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:

Barbara Stewart aka Ching-Ching: This is Susan Parker, my best friend. He's my best friend, too. Don't you think she's extravagant?
Tommy Randall: She's magnificent.
Susan Parker: Thank you. Charming little niece you have there.
Barbara Stewart aka Ching-Ching: I'm not really his niece, Susan. I'm just pretending.
Captain of SS Victoria: Mr. Randall, aren't you the child's uncle?
Tommy Randall: No, we met in Shanghai yesterday for the first time.


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.


Sue Creighton: You're happy, aren't you?
Richard Blake: Every man is when his dream is materialized.


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Was a favorite co-star among Tinseltown's biggest female stars, including Margaret Sullavan, Joan Crawford, Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Norma Shearer Katharine Hepburn and Claudette Colbert, primarily because his acting was always reliable, complimentary and professional...plus the fact that he never tried to steal the spotlight.

Living in Los Angeles by the age of 10, he attended Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, where he met his future wife Elizabeth. It was she who prodded the shy guy into trying acting at the Pasadena Community Playhouse after graduation.

Jim Anderson, Young's character on "Father Knows Best" (1954), was ranked #6 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].

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