Robert Young (actor)

American actor (1907-1998)

Robert George Young (February 22, 1907 – July 21, 1998) was an American actor. He was best known for his leading roles as Jim Anderson, the father character in Father Knows Best (NBC and then CBS), and the physician Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC).

Robert Young
Young in a publicity photo (1973)
Robert George Young

(1907-02-22)February 22, 1907
DiedJuly 21, 1998(1998-07-21) (aged 91)
Cause of deathRespiratory failure
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
Years active1931–1988
Spouse(s)Betty Henderson (1933–1994; her death; (1910–1994) 4 children)

Young has won three Emmy Awards (1957, 1958, 1970), a Golden Globe Award (1972) and a BAFTA Award (1979).

Young died of respiratory failure at his Westlake Village, California home on July 21, 1998 at the age of 91.[1]


  1. "'Marcus Welby' actor Robert Young dies". 1998-06-22. Retrieved 2009-05-10.

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