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Jimmy Young (I) (1921–2016)

Jimmy Young was born on September 21, 1921 in Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England as Leslie Roland Young. He was an actor, known for Otley (1969), Whose Baby? (1973) and Juke Box Jury (1959). He was married to Alicia Plastow and Wendy Wilkinson. He died on November 7, 2016 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 95) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Otley Himself - Radio Presenter
Whose Baby?
Whose Baby? Himself - Panellist
Juke Box Jury
Juke Box Jury Himself - Panellist
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Thank Your Lucky Stars Himself - Guest DJ / Himself / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Spin-A-Disc


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 1980 Rings on Their Fingers (TV Series)
Radio DJ
- Home and Away (1980) ... Radio DJ (voice)
 1973 7 of 1 (TV Series)
The Voice of
- One Man's Meat (1973) ... The Voice of (voice)
 1954 The Runaway Bus
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1954 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1954)
 1952 A Flight of Fancy (TV Short)
 1951 Bikini Baby
Singer at Dance (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (31 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Recorded an album, "Young Ideas". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Jimmy Young

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[refuting claims that he gave the politicians that he interviewed an easy time, with his probing but gentle style] You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.


He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1979 Queen's Honours List for his services to Broadcasting. See more »

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