Robert Young (actor)

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Robert Young (February 22, 1907 - July 21, 1998) was a popular American actor. Young appeared in 100 movies and his film career spanned the period from 1931 to 1952 after which he started his TV career. This extended to 1988 and he is best known for his roles in Father Knows Best (1954 to 1963) and Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969 to 1976). He was married to Betty Henderson from 1933 until her death in 1994.

Despite the fact that he portrayed happy well-adjusted characters, Young suffered from depression and alcoholism. He also suffered from a chemical imbalance that led to a suicide attempt in 1991.

On his passing, he was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.

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