Clifton Young - biography

Actor from United States of America

Robert Howard "Clifton" Young (September 15, 1917 – September 10, 1951) was an American film actor. Born Robert H. Young, the child actor played "Bonedust" in nineteen Our Gang films from 1925 to 1931, his most notable film being School's Out. As an adult, to avoid confusion with established star Robert Young, he took his mother's maiden name, Clifton (Eva Clifton) as his screen name. Young became a contract player at Warner Bros., landing small parts in a number of 1940s film noir and western films. Notable credits include Nora Prentiss, Pursued, Possessed, Dark Passage, and Blood on the Moon. While at Warners Young was featured prominently in the Joe McDoakes comedy shorts. He played a variety of roles: a craven mobster in So You Want to Be a Detective, a department-store clerk in So You're Going on Vacation, and memorably as "Homer," Joe's brash, know-it-all office colleague in several McDoakes reels. Young often displayed excellent comedy timing in these films. One of Young's last films was the Roy Rogers western Trail of Robin Hood, in which he played a sneering villain. In 1951, he died five days before his 34th birthday in a hotel fire that started when he fell asleep while  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Our Gang,Robert H. Young,Cliffton,Clifton,Robert Howard Young,Robert H. 'Clifton' Young,Bobby 'Bonedust' Young,Bobby Young,Robert Howard "Clifton" Young
Date of birth
1917-09-15
Place of birth
Schenectady
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Eva Clifton
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1949 So You Want to Be Popular Homer Hotbox
1949 So You Want to Be a Baby Sitter Homer Hotbox
1947 Pursued
1947 Dark Passage Baker
1936 Carnival Day Railbird
1936 Carnival Day Extra at Carnival

Death

Date of death
1951-09-10
Cause of death
Execution by burning
Place of death
Los Angeles

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