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      Carleton Young

      • 89
      • 1905-10-21 in New York, USA
      • 1994-11-07

      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carleton Scott Young (October 21, 1905 – November 7, 1994) was an American character actor born in New York City, New York and known for his deep voice. He performed in film, television and radio. 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. He was a member of the John Ford Stock Company. Other films Young was cast include: Reefer Madness (1936), Navy Blues (1937), Dick Tracy (1937), Valley of the Sun (1942), Flying Leathernecks (1951), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953), Walt Disney's adaptation of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) as John Howard, and The Horse Soldiers (1959). Portraying a newspaper editor in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), his memorable line was: "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." He also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). Other television programs on which Young was cast include: Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951), Boston Blackie (1953), ABC Album (1953), Racket Squad (1953), The Whistler (1954), The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1955), and The Donna Reed Show (1959). Young's radio career included a brief star turn as the title role in a short-lived crime drama, The Whisperer (1951), somewhat loosely derived from the longtime crime hit The Whistler. Young played attorney Philip Gault, whose voice was destroyed in an accident, and who developed a sardonic whisper to compensate until his voice was restored, using a whispering persona to infiltrate the underworld where he steered unsuspecting mobsters into the clutches of the law as represented by his real identity as a lawyer.

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