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Robert Young's career credits

'Father Knows Best' highlighted a lengthy acting career

Web posted on: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 2:14:39 PM

(CNN) -- Actor Robert Young, who died Tuesday night at the age of 91, was best known for his TV roles as the father of "Father Knows Best" and as the title character in "Marcus Welby, M.D." Yet during his career, Young also performed on stage, in more than 100 movies and on the radio. His film and television credits are listed below:


Young starred in dozens of movies, including "Secret Agent," the story of a British soldier and novelist who returns home during World War I to find that a government agency has faked a report of his death.

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Young played a doting dad in "Father Knows Best," which went on to become one of the most popular television series of its era. His character, Jim Anderson, along with wife Margaret (Jane Wyatt), were considered a reflection of middle-class parents of the 1950s, as they thoughtfully soothed the growing pains of their children, Betty, Bud and Kathy.

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"Marcus Welby, M.D." was the highest-rated show in the 1970-71 season; Young played the compassionate doctor who became involved in his patients' hopes and fears, while trying to cure their ailments.

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    "The Black Camel," 1931
    "The Sin of Madelon Claudet," 1931
    "The Guilty Generation," 1931
    "Hell Divers," 1932
    "The Wet Parade," 1932
    "New Morals for Old," 1932
    "Unashamed," 1932
    "Strange Interlude," 1932
    "The Kid from Spain," 1932
    "Men Must Fight," 1933
    "Today We Live," 1933
    "Hell Below," 1933
    "Tugboat Annie," 1933
    "Saturday's Millions," 1933
    "The Right to Romance," 1933
    "Carolina," 1934
    "Spitfire," 1934
    "The House of Rothschild," 1934
    "Whom the Gods Destroy," 1934
    "Paris Interlude," 1934
    "Death on the Diamond," 1934
    "The Band Plays On," 1934
    "West Point of the Air," 1935
    "Vagabond Lady," 1935
    "Calm Yourself," 1935
    "Red Salute," 1935
    "Remember Last Night?", 1935
    "The Bride Comes Home," 1935
    "Secret Agent," 1936
    "It's Love Again," 1936
    "The Three Wise Guys," 1936
    "Sworn Enemy," 1936
    "The Bride Walks Out," 1936
    "The Longest Night," 1936
    "Stowaway," 1936
    "Dangerous Number," 1937
    "I Met Him in Paris," 1937
    "The Emperor's Candlesticks," 1937
    "Married Before Breakfast," 1937
    "The Bride Wore Red," 1937
    "Navy Blue and Gold," 1937
    "Paradise for Three," 1938
    "Three Comrades," 1938
    "Josette," 1938
    "The Toy Wife," 1938
    "Rich Man Poor Girl," 1938
    "The Shining Hour," 1938
    "Honolulu," 1939
    "Bridal Suite," 1939
    "Maisie," 1939
    "Miracles for Sale," 1939
    "Northwest Passage," 1940
    "Florian," 1940
    "The Mortal Storm," 1940
    "Sporting Blood," 1940
    "Dr. Kildare's Crisis," 1940
    "Western Union," 1941
    "The Trial of Mary Dugan," 1941
    "Lady Be Good," 1941
    "Married Bachelor," 1941
    "H.M. Pulham Esq.," 1941
    "Joe Smith American," 1942
    Cairo, 1942
    "Journey for Margaret," 1942
    "Slightly Dangerous," 1943
    "Sweet Rosie O'Grady," 1943
    "Claudia," 1943
    "The Canterville Ghost," 1944
    "The Enchanted Cottage," 1945
    "Those Endearing Young Charms," 1945
    "The Searching Wind," 1946
    "Claudia and David," 1946
    "Lady Luck," 1946
    "They Won't Believe Me," 1947
    "Crossfire," 1947
    "Relentless," 1948
    "Sitting Pretty," 1948
    "Adventure in Baltimore," 1951
    "That Forsyte Woman," 1951
    "Bride for Sale," 1951
    "And Baby Makes Three," 1951
    "The Second Woman," 1951
    "Goodbye My Fancy," 1951
    "The Half-Breed," 1952
    "Secrets of the Incas," 1954
    "Born Free," 1966


    "Father Knows Best" (1954-60) (also on radio, 1949-54)
    "Window on Main Street" (1961-62)
    "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1969-76)
    "Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair" (1988)
    "Conspiracy of Love" (1987)
    "Mercy or Murder?" (1987)
    "The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D.," (1984)
    "Little Women" (1978)
    "My Darling Daughters' Anniversary" (1973)
    "All My Darling Daughters" (1972)
    "Vanished" (1971)
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