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Robert Young (I) (1907–1998)


Quiet, soft-spoken Robert grew up in California and had some stage experience with the Pasadena Playhouse before entering films in 1931. His movie career consisted of playing characters who were charming, good-looking--and bland. In fact, his screen image was such that he usually never got the girl. Louis B. Mayer would say, "He has no sex appeal,"... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 1987 A Conspiracy of Love (TV Movie)
Joe Woldarski
 1987 Mercy or Murder? (TV Movie)
Roswell Gilbert
 1978 Little Women (TV Mini-Series)
Grandpa James Lawrence
 1973 My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (TV Movie)
Judge Charles Raleigh
 1972 All My Darling Daughters (TV Movie)
Judge Charles Raleigh
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
Sen. Earl Gannon
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Herman Allison
- The Protector (1968) ... Herman Allison
 1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Nick Holloway / Adm. Matt Callahan
- Holloway's Daughters (1966) ... Nick Holloway
- The Admiral (1965) ... Adm. Matt Callahan
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Gilbert Winfield
- Lullaby for an Indian Summer (1965) ... Dr. Gilbert Winfield
 1964 The Christophers (TV Series)
- Let Freedom Ring (1964)
 1961-1962 Window on Main Street (TV Series)
Cameron Garrett Brooks / Cam Brooks
- The Boy Who Got Too Many Laughs (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
- A Job for Summer (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
- The Magic Lamp (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
- A Classroom Romance (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
- The Fast Shuffle (1962) ... Cameron Garrett Brooks
 1954 Secret of the Incas
Stanley Moorehead
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Tom Warren
- Keep It in the Family (1954) ... Tom Warren
 1952 The Half-Breed
Dan Craig
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Doctor James Merrill
 1950 The Second Woman
Jeff Cohalan
 1949 Bride for Sale
Steve Adams
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore
Pastor Andrew Sheldon
 1948 Relentless
Nick Buckley
 1947 Crossfire
Finlay
 1946 Lady Luck
Larry Scott
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Samuel A. Magee
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Bob Stuart
 1942 Cairo
Homer Smith, aka Juniper Jones
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Harry Moulton Pulham
 1941 Western Union
Richard Blake
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Fritz Marberg
 1940 Florian
Anton Erban
 1939 Bridal Suite
Neil McGill
 1939 Honolulu
Brooks Mason / George Smith
 1938 The Shining Hour
David Linden
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
Bill Harrison
 1938 The Toy Wife
Andre Vallaire
 1938 Josette
Pierre Brassard
 1938 Three Comrades
Gottfried Lenz
 1938 Paradise for Three
Fritz Hagedorn
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Rudi Pal
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Grand Duke Peter
 1937 I Met Him in Paris
Gene Anders
 1937 Dangerous Number
Hank
 1936 The Longest Night
Charley Phelps
 1936 Sworn Enemy
Henry 'Hank' Sherman
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
M. Hugh McKenzie
 1936 The 3 Wise Guys
Joe Hatcher
 1936 It's Love Again
Peter Carlton
 1935 The Bride Comes Home
Jack Bristow
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Tony Milburn
 1935 Red Salute
Jeff
 1935 Vagabond Lady
Tony Spear
 1935 West Point of the Air
Little Mike Stone
 1934 The Band Plays On
Tony Ferrera
 1934 Paris Interlude
Pat
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Jack Forrester
 1934 Hollywood Party
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1934 Lazy River
William 'Bill' Drexel
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Capt. Fitzroy
 1934 Spitfire
John Stafford
 1934 Carolina
Will Connelly
 1933 The Right to Romance
Bobby Preble
 1933 Tugboat Annie
Alexander 'Alec' Brennan
 1933 Hell Below
Lieut. (JG) 'Brick' Walters
 1933 Men Must Fight
Geoffrey Aiken
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Ricardo
 1932 Unashamed
Dick Ogden
 1932 New Morals for Old
Ralph Thomas
 1932 The Wet Parade
Kip Tarleton
 1931 The Guilty Generation
Marco Ricca
 1931 Hell Divers
Graham - Pilot Reporting Missing Airplanes (uncredited)
 1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Dr.Claudet
 1931 The Black Camel
Jimmy Bradshaw
 1928 The Campus Vamp (Short)
Student at Dance / at Beach (uncredited)
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Radio: Appeared on NBC Radio's "Fibber McGee and Molly 15th Anniversary Special". See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his favorite role: 'The Enchanted Cottage'] The role symbolized my own life, though I wasn't a veteran who returned from war tragically disfigured. It demonstrated my theory that we are all, somehow, handicapped. Shyness and fear of people were my invisible scars. These were finally overcome, just as in the movie, because of the love of a woman who saw the 'perfect man' through all the ... See more »

Trivia:

Today, those who fondly recall him in the archetypal 1950s family sitcom Father Knows Best (1954) may be surprised to learn that when the series debuted in 1954, the show did so poorly in the ratings that CBS canceled it in March of 1955. A flood of protests came from viewers insisting that the show be reinstated. The show was moved to an earlier time, and it gradually became a hit. See more »

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