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ROLAND YOUNG BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Roland Young was born on November 11th, 1887 in London, England.  After high school he went on to study at Sherborne College and London University.  Later he enrolled ay the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to study acting.
 
In 1908 he began his career in the industry as a stage actor in London appearing in such productions as, "Find the Woman", and after gaining some years of experience he relocated to the United States and began appearing on Broadway.
 
Some of his early stage productions included, "Hindle Wakes" (1912), "The Seagull" (1916), "A Doll's House" (1918), "Hedda Gabler" (1923) and "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney" (1927).   
 
He took a brief break from acting to become a United States Citizen and then joined the United States Army during World War I.  Once he completed his military service he began to break into the film industry appearing on such silent films  as, "Sherlock Holmes" (1922), "Grit" (1924), "Camille" (1926), "Walls Tell Tales" (1928) and "Her Private Life" (1929).  

Young then signed a contract with MGM and his first talking film was in 1929 in, "The Unholy Night" followed by such film roles as, New Moon" (1930), "The Squaw Man" (1931), "Pagan Lady" (1932), "David Copperfield" (1935), "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935), "The Man Who could Work Miracles" (1936), "Topper" (1937) and "The Philadelphia Story" (1940).

Many remember him as the character, Cosmo Topper from his 1937 film, "Topper".  He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role and the film was highly successful.  The film also had one of numerous sequels, "Topper Takes a Trip" (1939) and "Topper Returns" (1941).   
 
Some of his more final roles in his career were on television in such series as, "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre" (1949), "Pulitzer Prizer Playhouse" (1951), "Studio One in Hollywood" (1951), "Lux Video Theatre" (1951) and "The Doctor" (1953).
 
Roland was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture industry as well as to television.  

Roland Young married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Marjorie Kummer in 1921 and this marriage lasted until 1940.  He then married Dorothy Patience May DuCroz in 1948 and they remained married until he passed away on June 5th, 1953 in New York city, New York from natural causes at the age of sixty five. 


Filmography

1953   That Man from Tangier

1953   The Doctor

1951   Lux Video Theatre 

1951   Studio One in Hollywood 

1951   St. Benny the Dip 

1951   Pulitzer Prize Playhouse 

1950   Let's Dance

1949   The Great Lover

1949   The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 

1948   You Gotta Stay Happy 

1948   Bond Street 

1945   And Then There Were None 

1944   Standing Room Only

1943   Forever and a Day

1942   Tales of Manhattan

1942   They All Kissed the Bride 

1942   The Lady Has Plans

1941   Two-Faced Woman

1941   The Flame of New Orleans

1941   Topper Returns 

1940   The Philadelphia Story

1940   No, No, Nanette 

1940   Dulcy

1940   Private Affairs 

1940   Irene

1940   Star Dust

1940   He Married His Wife

1939   The Night of Nights

1939   Here I Am a Stranger

1939   Yes, My Darling Daughter 

1938   Topper Takes a Trip 

1938   The Young in Heart

1938   Sailing Along

1937   Ali Baba Goes to Town 

1937   Topper

1937   King Solomon's Mines 

1937   Call It a Day 

1937   Gypsy 

1936   The Man Who Could Work Miracles 

1936   Give Me Your Heart 

1936   One Rainy Afternoon 

1936   The Unguarded Hour 

1935   Ruggles of Red Gap

1935   David Copperfield

1934   Here Is My Heart 

1933   His Double Life 

1933   Blind Adventure

1933   Pleasure Cruise

1933   A Lady's Profession

1932   They Just Had to Get Married 

1932   Wedding Rehearsal 

1932   Street of Women 

1932   This Is the Night 

1932   One Hour with You 

1932   A Woman Commands 

1932   Lovers Courageous

1931   The Guardsman 

1931   The Pagan Lady

1931   The Squaw Man 

1931   Annabelle's Affairs 

1931   The Prodigal 

1931   All Women are Bad 

1930   New Moon 

1930   Madam Satan 

1930   The Bishop Murder Case

1929   Wise Girls 

1929   The Unholy Night 

1929   Her Private Life 

1928   Walls Tell Tales

1926   Camille

1924   Grit

1922   Sherlock Holmes





Matinee Classics - And Then There Were None starring Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Mischa Auer and Richard Haydn
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Topper Radio Show starring Roland Young, Hope Emerson, Paul Mann and Frances Chaney
Matinee Classics - One Rainy Afternoon starring Ida Lupino, Francis Lederer, Hugh Herbert, Roland Young, Donald Meek, Liev De Maigret, Erik Rhodes, Joseph Cawthorn, Georgia Cain, Murray Kinnell, Richard Carle, Mischa Auer, Phyllis Barry, Lois January and Eily Malyon
Matinee Classics - Squaw Man starring Warner Baxter, Lupe Velez, Eleanor Boardman, Charles Bickford, Roland Young, Paul Cavanagh, Raymond Hatton, Julia Faye, DeWitt Jennings, J. Farrell MacDonald, Mitchell Lewis, Dickie Moore and Victor Potel
Matinee Classics - St. Benny the Dip starring Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young, Lionel Stander, Freddie Bartholomew, Oskar Karlweis, William A. Lee, Richard Gordon, Jean Casto, Eddie Wells and James Bender
Matinee Classics - St. Benny the Dip starring Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young, Lionel Stander, Freddie Bartholomew, Oskar Karlweis, William A. Lee, Richard Gordon, Jean Casto, Eddie Wells and James Bender
Matinee Classics - St. Benny the Dip starring Dick Haymes, Nina Foch, Roland Young, Lionel Stander, Freddie Bartholomew, Oskar Karlweis, William A. Lee, Richard Gordon, Jean Casto, Eddie Wells and James Bender


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