A WONDERFUL LIFE
Robert and Betty, who were married 61 years, made a glamorous couple. “They used to play poker with
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball once a week,” said Carol.
“He was strict when he was there, but he wasn’t around too much when we were growing up,” admitted Carol, the eldest, with her younger sisters, Barbara,
Betty Lou and Kathy, in 1954.
Robert won his third Emmy for Marcus Welby, M.D., which aired from 1969 to 1976. The actor tried to use his platform to help others and lent his name to the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health in Illinois.