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Robert Young
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Actor
    (February 22, 1907-July 21, 1998)
    Best known for his starring roles in the TV series' 'Father Knows Best' (1954-63) and 'Marcus Welby, M.D.' (1969-76)
    Also acted in the films 'The Sin Of Madelon Claudet (1931),' 'Today We Live (1933),' 'Hollywood Party (1934),' 'Her Uncle Sam (1935),' 'Stowaway (1936),' 'It's Love Again (1936),' 'The Secret Agent (1936),' 'Navy Blue And Gold (1937),' 'The Shining Hour (1938),' 'Three Comrades (1938),' 'Northwest Passage (1940),' 'Western Union (1941),' 'Cairo (1942),' 'The Canterville Ghost (1944),' 'Sitting Pretty (1948),' 'The Second Woman (1951),' 'Bond Of Fear(1956)' and 'Born Free (1966)'
    Died of respiratory failure at age 91
    He was an alcoholic.
    He suffered from depression.
    He shilled for Maxwell House coffee.
    He stated he felt guilty playing the 'reliable steady-as-a-rock patriarch' when he was so miserable in real life from his illnesses.
    He botched a suicide attempt (1991).
    He was married to the same woman for 61 years until her death in 1994.
    After a 30 year battle, he quit drinking.
    He won 3 Emmys; two for 'Father Knows Best' (1957-58) and one for 'Marcus Welby, M.D.' (1970), plus a Golden Globe (1971).
    His 'Father Knows Best' dad Jim Anderson ranked #6 in TV Guide's list of the '50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time' (June 2004).
    He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for TV and movies.
    He said of his quiet demeanor, 'I was an introvert in an extrovert profession.'

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