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January 20, 1991 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Robert Young, who for 10 years served as the ideal TV patriarch in "Father Knows Best" and went on to star in "Marcus Welby, M.D.," attempted suicide at his Westlake Village home last week, authorities said Saturday. Lt. Bob Barrier, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said Young, 83, ran a hose from the exhaust pipe to his car's interior last Saturday about 7:45 a.m. Authorities were alerted after Young called a tow truck to try to start his car.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2012
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment just released the first titles of its new Fox Cinemas Archives DVD series. Tyrone Power fans are in for a treat because three of his films are in the mix, including the 1937 romantic comedy "Love Is News" with Loretta Young, 1938's epic "Suez," which also stars Young and French actress Annabella, who Power married in 1939, and the 1952 thriller "Diplomatic Courier," with Patricia Neal. Also worth checking out is the 1943 romantic drama "Claudia," featuring Dorothy McGuire in her film debut as a child bride married to Robert Young.
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NEWS
July 23, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Robert Young, the handsome leading man of films of the 1930s and 1940s who parlayed his considerable charm into television stardom in "Father Knows Best" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.," has died. He was 91. The ideal father for a generation, Young, who said he merely played the dad he yearned to have himself, died Tuesday night at his Westlake Village home. He had earlier undergone heart surgery and died of causes related to old age, according to his physician, Dr. John Horton.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2012
MGM had great success with several movie franchises in the 1930s and '40s, including "The Thin Man" with William Powell and Myrna Loy, the Andy Hardy family comedies with Mickey Rooney and the Dr. Kildare medical dramas with Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. The studio hit pay dirt again in 1939, when blond, brassy and endearing Ann Sothern was cast as a good-hearted honky tonk singer named Maisie Ravier. The first in the series, "Maisie" found her in the Wild West and falling in love with Robert Young.
SPORTS
October 5, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS
Ram defensive end Robert Young, the team's leader with seven sacks, will probably miss the Thursday night game with Atlanta on Oct. 14, but is expected to return the next week against Detroit. Coach Chuck Knox said a medical examination of Young's right knee Monday revealed no ligament tear. "I had an MRI done Sunday night because I wouldn't have been able to sleep not knowing if there was anything seriously wrong," Young said. "They said it's just a strain.
SPORTS
September 16, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Young, who thinks he knows best, is determined to prove the Rams wrong this season and then make them pay dearly for a mistake in judgment. Young, the lowest-paid defensive starter on the team, said he requested a new contract from the team in May and then again during training camp. The Rams were not interested in talking with their 24-year-old defensive end. They had him tied up for the 1993 season and were required to pay him only minimum wage for a third-year player--$150,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2009 | Claire Noland
Robert Young, a pioneering Sonoma County farmer who changed his crop from prunes to grapes and helped produce some of the first vineyard-designated wines in California, has died. He was 90. Young died June 19 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital from complications of old age, said his daughter, Susan Sheehy.
SPORTS
October 11, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Young looks as steady and calm as ever, but his words are searing, his sadness undisguised. In an NFL rookie season full of wonder, Young has suddenly come face to face with tragedy and the frustration of being denied a chance to say goodby. Last week, Rodney Stowers, his teammate at Mississippi State for two seasons, defensive linemate, roommate and closest friend, died of a lung hemorrhage after suffering a broken leg during a Mississippi State game and complications during surgery.
SPORTS
October 8, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Rookie defensive tackle Robert Young was excused from Monday's practice because he had not returned from the funeral of his roommate at Mississippi State last season, nose tackle Rodney Stowers, who died Thursday of a lung hemorrhage. Also excused for other personal reasons were cornerback Darryl Henley, fullback Mosi Tatupu, tackles Gerald Perry and Jackie Slater and running back Marcus Dupree.
NEWS
January 5, 2012 | By Lisa Rosen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
During award season, any role smaller than nomination-size tends to get overlooked. But sometimes those small roles do more than support the lead actors. Sometimes it takes just a few minutes of screen time to shock an audience, to illuminate years of the main character's life or, in some cases, to set the film's third act on its head. Here we talk to three such performers — at various stages in their careers — who all had a powerful effect on the films they inhabited and came away richer for it. ROBERT FORSTER: Scott Thorson, "The Descendants" For a small role that literally packs a punch, look no further than Robert Forster's.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Abortion , autism, depression, rape, VD, drug addiction and hemophilia were just among the many hotbed topics explored in the classic ABC medical series "Marcus Welby, M.D.," which aired on the network from 1969 to 1976. A critical and audience favorite when it premiered, "Marcus Welby" laid the groundwork for such subsequent medical series as "ER" and "House, M.D." On Tuesday, Shout! Factory released the Emmy Award-winning show's first season on DVD. The series was a comeback for its star, Robert Young, who had been in movies since the early 1930s and starred in the long-running, family-friendly '50s series "Father Knows Best," in which he played the all-knowing patriarch.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2010
Among the cast of characters The once-unknown thespians who trained and studied acting at its former school gave the Pasadena Playhouse the nickname the "Star Factory." In more recent years, stars have again performed at the landmark theater. Here is a sampling: NOTABLE STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL: Gene Hackman: The actor broke onto the scene with his performance in "Bonnie and Clyde." He's since been seen in dozens of films, including "The French Connection," "Hoosiers," "Mississippi Burning" and "Unforgiven."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2009 | Claire Noland
Robert Young, a pioneering Sonoma County farmer who changed his crop from prunes to grapes and helped produce some of the first vineyard-designated wines in California, has died. He was 90. Young died June 19 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital from complications of old age, said his daughter, Susan Sheehy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Robert W. Young, 94, a linguist whose collaboration with a Navajo tribesman resulted in dictionaries of the native language, died Feb. 20 in Albuquerque. The cause of death was not reported. Young is known for his Navajo dictionary and lexicon work, including "The Navajo Language: A Grammar and Colloquial Dictionary," published in 1980; "Analytical Lexicon of Navajo," published in 1990; and "The Navajo Verb System: An Overview," published in 2000, all by the University of New Mexico Press.
NEWS
September 19, 2004 | Sarah R. Craig, Associated Press Writer
Robert Young had no idea when he first met Katherine Red Feather on a South Dakota Indian reservation how much his life was going to change. Young, at the time a successful clothing entrepreneur living in Bellevue, Wash., had come to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after reading a newspaper article about older residents dying in the winter because of inadequate housing. Shocked that such a thing could happen, he decided to "adopt" an elderly reservation resident.
MAGAZINE
October 17, 1999
The Seychelles are a group of islands about 1,000 miles off the coast of Kenya. There's a series of beaches that are absolutely the most visually dramatic in the world, with these huge boulders that almost look like Henry Moore sculptures. There's also internal jungles to poke around in. In Tahiti, you feel like a tourist. In the Seychelles, you feel like an explorer.
NEWS
August 25, 1998
Re "Say, Kids, What Time Is It? Alas, It's Time to Say Goodbye" (Aug. 12): Thank you for your acknowledgment and reflections on our wonderful heroes (Roy Rogers, Shari Lewis, Buffalo Bob) who have recently left our world but never our memories. One more hero needs to be mentioned, and that is Robert Young. He was a daddy (and he knew best) to so many of us baby boomers. May all these wonderful souls and spirits continue to be role models for us and ones to pass down to our future "buckaroos."
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