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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 (33 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Presented "The Jimmy Young Show" on BBC Radio from 1967 to 2002, after first broadcasting on the BBC in 1949. See more »

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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.


The first English singer to have 2 consecutive recordings at number one in the charts (with "Unchained Melody" and "The Man From Laramie" in 1955). This record was beaten by Frank Ifield, who had three consecutive number ones in the early sixties. See more »

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