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1.   In 1949 Robert Young starred in "Father Knows Best" on the radio.  The program switched to TV in 1954.  It was canceled in 1960.

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3-Played in 'Remember last night? '1935 for James Whale A quite controversial film.The film was never re-released, has never been released in any home video format and is rarely shown on television. A great screwball comedy of movie thrillers with excessive drinking ,the Production Code tone it down but it is still quite surprising,it was shown at least 1 time on TCM.

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4.  Attempted suicide in 1991.  Later went to talk publicly of his struggles.  The Robert Young Community Health Center is named in his honor for his efforts to pass a bill to fund mental health facilities in his home state of Illinois.  The center is still in Rock Island, Illinois.

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5 Played in Secret of the Incas co -starring with Charlton Heston 1954.This movie was the model-inspiration for the Indiana Jones franchise,this was the last movie theatrically released  for Robert Young.

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7) Robert Young was a frustrated actor who often felt that he didn't get the roles he deserved.

In 1936, he was able to work with Hitchcock in the film "Secret Agent" and showed the potential that he felt Hollywood was ignoring.

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8  Young's bitterness toward Hollywood casting practices never diminished, and he suffered from depression and alcoholism .Well LB did not help:his screen image was such that he usually never got the girl.Louis B. Mayer would say, "He has no sex appeal" .

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9. Was on The Dick Cavett Show with Jimi Hendrix in 1969.  Ralph Nader was also on the same show but Robert Young looks much more interested in the Hendrix interview.

September 9, 1969. CAVETT News Photo - Getty Images     September 9, 1969. CAVETT News Photo - Getty Images

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10- on his favorite role: 'The Enchanted Cottage' The role symbolized my own life, though I wasn't a veteran who returned from war tragically disfigured. It demonstrated my theory that we are all, somehow, handicapped. Shyness and fear of people were my invisible scars. These were finally overcome, just as in the movie, because of the love of a woman who saw the 'perfect man' through all the imperfections.

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2 Lived with Cary Grant for 11 years their house was nicknamed Bachelor's Hall.It is good to know Scott married heiress Mariana du Pont Somerville (not a beauty)    in 1936 divorced 2 years later,while still living with Cary ….   

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4- On his father:' He went to see all my films--not because he had a son starring in them, but because he thought I looked like Wallace Reid, his favorite actor'.   Scott really looks like Reid!

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7 -The Oakland Raiders logo  is the likeness of Actor Randolph Scott, with a patch over his right eye. Davis changed the color of the helmet from black to silver, and this sat atop two crossed swords. The shield background changed from silver to black, and just the team name “Raiders” was added above the head

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8.  In Blazing Saddles, Sheriff Bart played by Cleavon Little tells the uncooperative townsfolk, "You'd do it for Randolph Scott!"  The crowd responds by singing "Randolph Scott" and gets to work.

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10- Was the inspiration for the popular 1973 song "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?," a top-20 country hit for the Statler Brothers

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1.  Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1934.  Was voted best in his class following his performance of Much Ado About Nothing.

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2-Married  to actress Helen Cherry for 44 years. His drinking bouts often got him into trouble, as when he ordered champagne for 39 violinists in a Paris nightclub and was arrested when unable to pay the bill.

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