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Also Known As: Harold M Young, Hal Young, Harold M. Young Died:
Born: November 13, 1897 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, USA Profession: director, editor, cutter

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Amiable supporting player and occasional lead who broke into film in the early 1940s. Young appeared in several bit parts under his given name, Byron Barr, and the pseudonym, Bryant Fleming, before adopting the name of his character in the 1942 feature, "The Gay Sisters." While he proved capable in several dramatic parts (notably as the sleazy emcee in the haunting "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" which brought him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar), Young seemed destined to play debonair cads and slightly inebriated playboys who never win the female lead in the end in sophisticated light comedies such as "Desk Set" (1957), "Teacher's Pet" (1958) and "That Touch of Mink" (1962). Young's third and fifth wives were actresses Elizabeth Montgomery and Kim Schmidt; he allegedly shot the latter three weeks into the marriage before turning the gun on himself.

Amiable supporting player and occasional lead who broke into film in the early 1940s. Young appeared in several bit parts under his given name, Byron Barr, and the pseudonym, Bryant Fleming, before adopting the name of his character in the 1942 feature, "The Gay Sisters." While he proved capable in several dramatic parts (notably as the sleazy emcee in the haunting "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" which brought him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar), Young seemed destined to play debonair cads and slightly inebriated playboys who never win the female lead in the end in sophisticated light comedies such as "Desk Set" (1957), "Teacher's Pet" (1958) and "That Touch of Mink" (1962). Young's third and fifth wives were actresses Elizabeth Montgomery and Kim Schmidt; he allegedly shot the latter three weeks into the marriage before turning the gun on himself.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Carib Gold (1956) Director
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  Roogie's Bump (1954) Director
3.
  Citizen Saint (1947) Director
4.
  The Three Caballeros (1945) Dir Patzcuaro, Veracruz, Acapulco [seq]
5.
  The Frozen Ghost (1945) Director
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  The Jungle Captive (1945) Director
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  Song of the Sarong (1945) Director
8.
  I'll Remember April (1945) Director
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  Machine Gun Mama (1944) Director
10.
  Spy Train (1943) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 13 Rue Madeleine (1947) Tailor
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1920:
Started film career as cutter
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Named supervising editor Paramount European productions in early 1920s
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Edited films for Alexander Korda
1935:
Directing debut with "The Scarlet Pimpernel"
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Returned to Hollywood
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Formed Harold Young Productions in the 1940s
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Education

Columbia University: New York , New York -

Notes

Not to be confused with actor Harold Young (1899-1959)

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