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Robert Young Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Family

Robert Young Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth February 22, 1907
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death July 21, 1998

Robert Young was an American actor, radio personality, and producer best known for playing Jim Anderson in the television sitcom Father Knows Best and Dr. Marcus Welby in the ABC medical drama series Marcus Welby, M.D. In addition to that, he also appeared in many other shows such as Climax!Window on Main StreetDr. KildareThe Name of the Game, and American Masters. Moreover, his film credits include The Kid from Spain, The Guilty Generation, New Morals for Old, Adventure in Baltimore, Men Must FightToday We LiveThe Searching Wind, The Right to Romance, The Trial of Mary Dugan, Lady Luck, The House of Rothschild, Carolina, Bride for Sale, Whom the Gods DestroyLazy RiverDeath on the DiamondThe Band Plays OnThose Endearing Young Charms, Claudia and David, And Baby Makes ThreeSecret of the IncasLittle WomenAll My Darling Daughters, and Goodbye, My Fancy.

Born Name

Robert George Young

Nick Name


Robert Young as seen in a publicity photo from the television program 'Father Knows Best'
Robert Young as seen in a publicity photo from the television program ‘Father Knows Best’ (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on February 22, 1907.


On July 21, 1998, he died of respiratory failure at the age of 91 in Westlake Village, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States





Robert Young studied at Abraham Lincoln High School (often referred to as Lincoln High School), a secondary school located in the Lincoln Heights district of Los Angeles. He then studied at Pasadena Playhouse.


Actor, Radio Personality, Producer


  • Father – Thomas Edward Young (Carpenter; 1859-1941)
  • Mother – Margaret Fyfe (1870-1958)
  • Siblings – Thomas Allan Young (Older Brother) (1892-1938), Joseph Irving Young (Older Brother) (1900-1999)

Net Worth

According to, his net worth was $5 Million at the time of his death.




6 ft or 183 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Robert Young had dated –

  1. Anita Page (1931) – It was RUMORed that he had an affair with actor Anita Page in 1931.
  2. Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Henderson (1933-1994) – Robert Young got married to Betty Henderson (real name – Elizabeth Louise Henderson) in the year 1933 and they remained together until her death in 1994. They had 4 daughters – Carol Proffitt, Barbara Beebe, Kathy Young, and Betty Lou Gleason.

Race / Ethnicity


Robert Young was of Irish descent on his father’s side and had American roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Frequently played happy, well-adjusted characters

Brand Endorsements

Robert Young was cast in TV commercials for –

  • Scot Towels (1950s)
  • Sanka instant coffee (1980)

Robert Young Favorite Things

  • Film Role Of His Own – Playing Oliver Bradford in The Enchanted Cottage (1945)


Robert Young Facts

  1. His father was an Irish immigrant.
  2. During his younger years, his family changed several locations within the United States, including Seattle as well as Los Angeles.
  3. After graduating high school, Robert Young performed at the Pasadena Playhouse as well as worked various odd jobs. He also appeared in bit parts in some silent films.
  4. He was discovered by a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer talent scout while Young was touring with a stock company producing The Ship and the scout subsequently signed the budding actor to a contract.
  5. For his role in Father Knows Best, Robert Young bagged the Emmy Award for “Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Series” in 1957 and for “Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series” in 1958.
  6. He co-starred as Cameron “Cam” Garrett Brooks in the comedy-drama television series Window on Main Street in 1961.
  7. His role as Dr. Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D. won him the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series” in 1970 and the Golden Globe Award for “Best TV Actor – Drama” in 1972.
  8. Robert Young’s final film role was playing Stanley Moorhead in the adventure film Secret of the Incas in 1954.
  9. He suffered from depression and alcoholism for a major part of his life and even attempted suicide in January 1991.
  10. He has 3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to film (located at 6933 Hollywood Blvd.), television (located at 6358 Hollywood Blvd.), and radio (located at 1660 Vine Street).

Featured Image by NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain

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