Carleton G. Young

Carleton Garretson Young (May 26, 1907 – July 11, 1971) was an American actor in radio, film and television.

Carleton G. Young
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Carleton Garretson Young

(1907-05-28)May 28, 1907
DiedJuly 11, 1971(1971-07-11) (aged 64)
Resting placeInglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California
Spouse(s)Barbara Young
ChildrenTony Young
RelativesDaughter-in-law Madlyn Rhue

Early yearsEdit

Young was born in Westfield, New York in May 1907.[1] He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he became "one of the most promising of its group of youthful Thespians."[2]


From January 10, 1942 until August 1943, he had the title role on The Adventures of Ellery Queen,[3] and from 1943 to 1952,[citation needed] he played Edmond Dantès in Mutual's version of The Count of Monte Cristo.[3]:83 In 1951, he played the leading character on the NBC Radio program, The Whisperer.[3]:352-353 Young's other radio roles include those shown in the table below.

Program Role
Front Page Farrell David Farrell[3]:125
Hollywood Mystery Time Jim Laughton[3]:153
Life Begins Winfield Craig[3]:198
Portia Faces Life Kirk Roder[3]:274
Second Husband Bill Cummings[3]:299
Stella Dallas Dick Grosvenor[3]:314


Young appeared in a number of Hollywood films, including The Kissing Bandit (1948), starring Frank Sinatra, and three 1951 movies, His Kind of Woman (with Robert Mitchum), Hard, Fast and Beautiful (with Claire Trevor) and The Blue Veil (with Jane Wyman).


He worked frequently in TV. In 1959, in the season-two episode of ABC's Leave It to Beaver, Young played John Bates, the father of series character Gilbert Bates (Stephen Talbot). That same year, he was cast, along with Mary Castle, in the episodes "The Big Gamblers" and "The Confidence Gang" of Rex Allen's syndicated western series, Frontier Doctor.

Other television roles were on The Loretta Young Show, Annie Oakley, Sheriff of Cochise, How to Marry a Millionaire, Perry Mason, M Squad, The Rebel, and Bourbon Street Beat. In 1960, he portrayed the character George McKean in "A Murderer's Return" of the ABC western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian.[4]

Young's last television roles were in 1961 on the ABC/Warner Brothers drama series, The Roaring 20s and on NBC's Tales of Wells Fargo.[4] That same year, his son, Tony Young, starred in the short-lived CBS western, Gunslinger.

Carleton G. Young is sometimes confused with the film actor Carleton Scott Young.


Young has a star at 6733 Hollywood Boulevard in the Radio section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated February 8, 1960.[5]


Young died on July 11, 1971, at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California. He was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, in Inglewood, California.[6] He was survived by his widow, Barbara, his son Tony, as well as another son and a daughter.


Year Title Role Notes
1944 Ladies of Washington Federal Investigator
1945 Thrill of a Romance Robert G. Delbar
1945 Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Gregory LeMaise
1946 Queen of Burlesque Steve Hurley
1947 Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman Fred Elliott
1948 The Kissing Bandit Count Ricardo Belmonte
1951 Hard, Fast and Beautiful Fletcher Locke
1951 His Kind of Woman Gerald Hobson
1951 The Blue Veil Henry Palfrey
1954 Superman in Exile Fairchild


  1. ^ Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. (2 volume set). McFarland. p. 832. ISBN 9780786479924. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Monologue and Dial Log". Oakland Tribune. California, Oakland. August 4, 1931. p. 27. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via  
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. P. 108.
  4. ^ a b "Carleton G. Young". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  5. ^ "Carleton G. Young". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Radio actor Young, 64, dies". The Argus. California, Fremont. United Press International. July 14, 1971. p. 7. Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via  

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