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Today is Saturday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2003 with 312 to follow.
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OSCAR SIGNS POINT TO 'CHICAGO' If precedent is any guide, "Chicago" looks good in the Best Picture race for the Oscars. In 18 of the past 20 years, the movie with the most nominations has gone on to win the top prize.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Friday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2002 with 312 to follow. This is Washington's Birthday. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
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Robert Young
NYP97120203-2 DECEMBER 1997-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Kim Erker of New York City meets with the press December 1st outside the Marquee Theatre to protest composer Paul Simon Broadway musical "The Capeman" which is based on the true story of Salvador Agron who murdered two teenagers in 1959 one of whom was her cousin Robert Young. She and other family members feel that the life of the murderer of their kin should not be celebrated in a musical. UPI ep/Ezio Petersen
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Robert George Young (February 22, 1907 – July 21, 1998) was an American television, film, and radio actor, best known for his leading roles as Jim Anderson, the father of Father Knows Best (NBC and then CBS) and as physician Marcus Welby in Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC).

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Young was the son of an Irish immigrant father (Thomas E. Young) and an American mother (Margaret Fife). When Young was a child, the family moved to Seattle and then to Los Angeles where he attended Abraham Lincoln High School. After graduation, he studied and performed at the Pasadena Playhouse while working odd jobs and appearing in bit parts in silent films. While touring with a stock company production of The Ship, Young was discovered by an MGM talent scout and signed to a contract. He made his sound film debut for MGM in the 1931 Charlie Chan film Black Camel.

Young appeared in over 100 films between 1931 and 1952. After appearing on stage, Young was signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)—the studio that had more stars than in the heavens—and in spite of having a "tier B" status, he co-starred with some of the studio's most illustrious actresses such as Margaret Sullavan, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Helen Hayes, Luise Rainer, and Helen Twelvetrees, among many, many others. Yet most of his assignments comprised B-movies, also known as programmers, which required a mere two to three weeks of shooting. Actors who were relegated to such a hectic schedule appeared, as Young did, in some six to eight movies per year.

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