• Emma Yong

    1975 - 2012

    Emma Yong (1975 - 2012)

    Actress, Singer. A star of her country’s stage and screen, she was best known as a member of the popular group The Dim Sum Dollies. Raised in Singapore, she attended the upscale Raffles Girls School and Raffles Junior College where she was active in theatre. Emma gradually began a career on the local scene and […]

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  • Emma Yong

    1975 - 2012

    Emma Yong (1975 - 2012)

    Actress, Singer. A star of her country’s stage and screen, she was best known as a member of the popular group The Dim Sum Dollies. Raised in Singapore, she attended the upscale Raffles Girls School and Raffles Junior College where she was active in theatre. Emma gradually began a career on the local scene and […]

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  • Chaleo Yoovidhya

    1923 - 2012

    Chaleo Yoovidhya (1923 - 2012)

    Inventor, Businessman. Creator of the well known energy drink Red Bull. Born in Thailand into a poverty-stricken family of Chinese migrant laborers, little is recorded of his early years. He supported himself and his family with a series of jobs, such as bus conductor,  before launching a number of increasingly successful ventures. In 1962 he […]

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  • Philip Yordan

    1914 - 2003

    Philip Yordan (1914 - 2003)

    Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 – March 24, 2003) was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who also produced several films. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor. Born to Polish immigrants, he earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College […]

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  • Dick York

    1928 - 1992

    Dick York (1928 - 1992)

    Dick York Actor, most remembered for his role as Darrin Stephens, the often-frustrated husband of Elizabeth Montgomery, in the Television sitcom series, Bewitched. Born Richard Allen York in Fort Wayne, Indiana on 4 September 1928, he quickly found work in the entertainment industry. In 1943, at age 15, he became the star of the network radio […]

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  • Susannah York

    1939 - 2011

    Susannah York (1939 - 2011)

    York was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher in Chelsea, London, in 1939, the younger daughter of Simon William Peel Vickers Fletcher (1910–2002), a merchant banker and steel magnate, and his first wife, the former Joan Nita Mary Bowring – they married in 1935 and divorced prior to 1943. Her maternal grandfather was Walter Andrew Bowring, CBE, […]

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  • Bud Yorkin

    1926 - 2015

    Bud Yorkin (1926 - 2015)

    Bud Yorkin was born in Washington, Pennsylvania. He earned a degree in engineering from Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. In 1954, Bud Yorkin became the producer of NBC’s The Tony Martin Show, a 15-minute variety program which preceded the nightly news on Monday evenings. In 1955, he produced and directed the live 11-episode […]

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  • Roger Youderian

    1924 - 1956

    Roger Youderian (1924 - 1956)

    Roger Youderian was born in Sumatra, Montana, of Armenian descent. He contracted polio at the age of nine, crippling him slightly. He overcame the effects of the disease during high school, making it possible for him to play basketball. After graduating from Fergus High School in Lewistown, Montana in 1941, he attended Montana State College […]

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  • Bernard Youens

    1914 - 1984

    Bernard Youens (1914 - 1984)

    Actor. Having a velvet smooth voice helped by earlier stage training, in 1956 Bernard was offered a position as continuity announcer with Granada Television. In 1960 he was offered a chance to audition for the new serial Coronation Street, and turned down the opportunity, but in 1964, with The Street a firm hit, he went […]

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  • Skip Young

    1930 - 1993

    Skip Young (1930 - 1993)

    Actor. Born Ronald Plumstead, he is best remembered for the role of Wally, a buddy of the Nelson boys on the ABC television series “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”, from 1957 to 1966. After serving in the US Navy during the Korean War, he was a radio personality before being recruited to join the […]

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  • Carleton S. Young

    1905 - 1994

    Carleton S. Young (1905 - 1994)

    Young appeared in 235 American television and film roles with his first being The Fighting Marines (1935). He ended his career in the 1973 television series The Magician which starred Bill Bixby.  Other films Young was cast in are: Reefer Madness (1936) Navy Blues (1937), Dick Tracy (1937), Valley of the Sun (1942), Flying Leathernecks […]

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  • Carleton G. Young

    1907 - 1971

    Carleton G. Young (1907 - 1971)

    Carleton Garretson Young (May 26, 1907 – July 11, 1971) was an American television actor and the voice of the Ellery Queen radio detective character.  From January 10, 1942 until August 1943, he had the title role on The Adventures of Ellery Queen, and from 1943 to 1952, he played Edmond Dantès in Mutual’s version […]

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  • Audrey Young

    1922 - 2012

    Audrey Young (1922 - 2012)

    Actress, Singer. A Big Band performer and veteran of about two dozen movies from the late 1940s, she is better remembered via her long marriage to legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder. Raised in Southern California, she was a part time model when she joined Paramount as a contract player and made her silver screen bow in […]

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  • Georgiana Young

    1923 - 2007

    Georgiana Young (1923 - 2007)

    Actress. Sister of actresses Loretta Young, Sally Blane, and Polly Ann Young. She appeared in the films, “No, No, Nanette” (1940) and “The Story Of Alexander Graham Bell” (1939). She was married to actor Ricardo Montalban of “Fantasy Island” fame from 1944 until her death.

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  • Loretta Young

    1913 - 2000

    Loretta Young (1913 - 2000)

    Actress. Loretta Young began her career at the age of 4 as a child extra in silent films. From that time on she appeared in numerous films and made a smooth transition into talking pictures. Throughout the 1930’s she was an established actress acting mostly in very run of the mill films. The 1940’s were […]

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  • Gig Young

    1913 - 1978

    Gig Young (1913 - 1978)

    Actor. He took the name “Gig Young” from the character he played in “The Gay Sisters.” His films include “Game of Death,” “Young at Heart,” “The Hindenburg,” “The Elite Killer,” and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They.” His work on television includes “The Rogues.” He shot and killed his fifth wife, German actress Kim Schmidt, after […]

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  • Clifton Young

    1917 - 1951

    Clifton Young (1917 - 1951)

    Actor. Born Robert Howard Young in New York City, he began performing on stage at age five and made frequent vaudeville and occasional movie appearances through his early 20s, most often billed as Bobby Young. From 1925 to 1931 he had a semi-regular role in the “Our Gang” series, playing “Bonedust”, a kid with a […]

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  • Lee Young

    1984 - 2013

    Lee Young (1984 - 2013)

    Young was born in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of Velma (née Love) and Tommy Scott Young. He was in the second grade when his parents’ marriage ended, and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Martin Luther King in a play called A Night of Stars and Dreams by […]

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  • Roland Young

    1887 - 1953

    Roland Young (1887 - 1953)

    Actor. Young made his stage debut in 1911 with Arthur Bouries in “Find the Woman”.  After playing for some time in the English provinces he appeared in “Improper Peter” in London. So successful was he in this play that his next chance came from New York where he played in “Hindle Wakes” and in shorter […]

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  • Robert Young

    1907 - 1998

    Robert Young (1907 - 1998)

    Actor. In a career that lasted over fifty years, Robert Young performed on stage, screen and radio, appearing in some 100 movies before making a successful transition to television. He was born in Chicago coming west when his family relocated to Los Angeles at age seven. Introduced to acting while attending Lincoln High School, he […]

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  • Bill Young

    1930 - 2013

    Bill Young (1930 - 2013)

    Young was born in Harmarville, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, in 1930. He had Irish, German, and Swiss ancestry. He grew up in a Pennsylvania coal town in a shotgun shack. His father abandoned the family and a flood washed away their home at age 6. An uncle had a hunting camp in Florida, so […]

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  • Faron Young

    1932 - 1996

    Faron Young (1932 - 1996)

    Faron Young Faron Young, a honky-tonk singer who became a pillar of Nashville country music, died yesterday at Columbia Summit Medical Center in Nashville, said Melanie Lamb, a hospital spokeswoman. He was 64. He died of a gunshot wound that apparently was self-inflicted, the police said; he was found wounded on Monday at his Nashville […]

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  • Graham Young

    1947 - 1990

    Graham Young (1947 - 1990)

    Young was born in Neasden, north west London. His mother died a few months after his birth. He was sent by his father to live with an uncle and aunt, while his older sister went to live with grandparents. A few years later he was separated from his aunt and uncle in order to live […]

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  • Clara Kimball Young

    1890 - 1960

    Clara Kimball Young (1890 - 1960)

    Clarisa Kimball was born in Chicago to Edward M. and Pauline (née Maddern) Kimball, travelling stock actors. She made her stage debut at the age of three, and throughout her early childhood travelled with her parents and acted with their theater company. She attended St. Francis Xavier Academy, Chicago. Afterwards she was hired into a […]

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  • Sally Blane

    1910 - 1997

    Sally Blane (1910 - 1997)

    Blane was born in Salida, Colorado. She was the sister of actresses Polly Ann and Loretta Young, and half-sister of actress Georgiana Young. Blane had her film debut at the age of seven when she appeared in Sirens of the Sea in 1917. She returned to the film business as an adult in the 1920s, playing […]

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  • Clara Kimball Young

    1890 - 1960

    Clara Kimball Young (1890 - 1960)

    Actress. Known today only to silent film enthusiasts, she was a hugely popular star of the World War I era. Born in Chicago into a show business family, she made her vaudeville debut at age three and entered films with the Vitagraph studio in 1909. She was initially cast in one-reel comedies, but under the […]

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  • Polly Ann Young

    1908 - 1997

    Polly Ann Young (1908 - 1997)

    Actress. She was the sister of Loretta Young.  Family links:  Parents:  Gladys Belzer (1888 – 1984)  Spouse:  James Carter Hermann (1905 – 1981)*  Children:  James Carter Hermann (1936 – 2012)*  Siblings:  Polly Ann Young (1908 – 1997)  Sally Blane (1910 – 1997)*  Loretta Young (1913 – 2000)*  Georgiana Young (1923 – 2007)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Owen D Young

    1874 - 1962

    Owen D Young (1874 - 1962)

    Businessman. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the General Electric Company, and founded the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) as a subsidiary of G.E in 1919, serving as its chairman until 1929. An important diplomat for United States in rebuilding of Europe, he devised the “Young Plan” for the payment of German World […]

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  • Mae Young

    1923 - 2014

    Mae Young (1923 - 2014)

    Mae Young Mae Young — make that the Great Mae Young — who pulled hair and took cheap shots, who preferred actually fighting to pretending, who was, by her own account and that of many other female wrestlers, the greatest and dirtiest of them all, died on Tuesday in Columbia, S.C. She was 90, and […]

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  • Alan Young

    1919 - 2016

    Alan Young (1919 - 2016)

    Alan Young Alan Young — who answered to the name “Willburrrrrrrrrrrrr” on Mister Ed, the wacky 1960s sitcom that revolved around a talking horse — has died. He was 96. Young — who for six seasons played straight man to a golden palomino, a gelding who was named Bamboo Harvester — died Thursday of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Home […]

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