James Young (director)

James Young (January 1, 1872 June 9, 1948) was an American film director, actor and screenwriter of the silent era. Before films Young had a successful career as a stage actor appearing on Broadway and throughout the country, and was the author of a notable 1905 book on theatrical makeup. His first wife was librettist Rida Johnson Young who often composed with Victor Herbert. Turning to silent films he directed 93 films between 1912 and 1928. He also appeared as an actor in 62 films between 1909 and 1917.

James Young
Born(1872-01-01)January 1, 1872
DiedJune 9, 1948(1948-06-09) (aged 76)
OccupationFilm director
Actor
Screenwriter
Writer
Years active1905-1928
Spouse(s)Rida Johnson Young
Clara Kimball Young

He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and died in New York, New York. His second wife was film actress Clara Kimball Young, 18 years his junior, who kept his surname after they divorced.

Selected filmography

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