02 July, 2008

Robert Young


Robert George Young was a popular American actor, best known for his leading roles in two long-running television series, Jim Anderson, the father of Father Knows Best and physician Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D.

Despite the fact that he portrayed happy, well-adjusted characters, Young suffered from depression and alcoholism, which contributed to his suicide attempt in 1991. Afterwards he spoke candidly about his problems in an effort to encourage people to seek help with their own.

Young died on July 21, 1998 at his home in Westlake Village, California at the age of 91 from respiratory failure. He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.

A true man doesn't just get help but also gets help for others who need it. Robert Young was a true man.

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