Thursday, April 29, 2021

Doctor Knows Best

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter Y
                                                            Robert Young
                                                            Years lived before 1921:Fourteen 
                                                            Years lived after 1921: Seventy-Seven

When I first encountered Robert Young he was playing  The titular role of Marcus Welby on primetime and Jim Anderson on Father Knows Best in reruns.  Back then there was very little I knew about him.

I did not know he had originated the Father Know's Best Role on radio in the 1940's before reprising it on T.V.  I did not know he had played opposite John Gielgud and Peter Lorre in Alfred Hitchcock's Secret Agent.  I did not know he was in one of my wife's favorite movies, The Enchanted Cottage. (To be fair at this point, I was a kid and did not have a wife.)

Discovering these facets of Young has been a delight.  He has quite a filmography and I hope to continue to make future discoveries of his stage,  film, radio and television career  that spanned nearly sixty years.

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1 comment:

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

I found your theme intriguing. Amazing how many familiar names were alive in 1921, or should that be the other way around?

As a family historian it’s a concept that would work well for a writing prompt too.