may 8, 1932 (87)
born/raised in los angeles, california
lives in bel air, california
actor, filmmaker, musician
living with kelly geissler since 1998
(2019) richard jewell ... director
(2018) the mule ... earl stone / also: director
(2018) the 15:17 to paris ... director
(2016) sully ... director
(2014) american sniper ... director
(2014) jersey boys ... director
(2011) j. edgar ... director
(2010) hereafter ... director
(2009) invictus ... director
(2008) gran torino ... walt kowalski / also: director
(2008) changeling ... director
(2006) letters from iwo jima ... director
(2006) flags of our fathers ... director
(2004) million dollar baby ... Frankie Dunn / also: director
(2003) mystic river ... director
(2002) blood work ... Terry McCaleb / also: director
(2000) space cowboys .. Frank Corvin / also: director
(1999) true crime ... Steve Everett / also: director
(1997) midnight in the garden of good and evil ... director
(1997) absolute power ... Luther Whitney / also: director
(1995) bridges of madison county ... Robert Kincaid / also: director
(1993) a perfect world ... Chief Red Garnett / also: director
(1992) unforgiven ... Bill Munny / also: director
(1990) the rookie ... Nick Pulovski / also: director
(1990) white hunter black heart ... John Wilson / also: director
(1988) the dead pool ... Harry Callahan
(1988) bird ... director
(1986) heartbreak ridge ... Gunnery Sergent Thomas Highway / also: director
(1985) pale rider ... Preacher / also: director
(1983) sudden impact ... Harry Callahan / also: director
(1982) honkytonk man ... Red Stovall / also: director
(1982) firefox ... Mitchell Gant / also: director
(1980) bronco billy ... bronco billy / also: director
(1977) the gauntlet ... Ben Shockley / also: director
(1976) the enforcer ... Harry Callahan
(1976) the outlaw josey wales ... Josey Wales / also: director
(1975) the eiger sanction ... Jonathan Hemlock / also: director
(1973) magnum force ... Harry Callahan
(1973) breezy ... director
(1973) high plains drifter ... The Stranger / also: director
(1972) joe kidd ... joe kidd
(1971) dirty harry ... harry
(1971) play misty for me ... Dave / also: director
(1971) the beguiled ... John McBurney
(1968) coogan's bluff ... coogan
(1966) the good, the bad, and the ugly ... Blondie
(1959-65) rawhide ... rowdy yates
• before leonardo dicaprio and his penchant for nothing but victoria's secret models, there was teddy young and his weakness for poaching wives and mistresses from the playboy mansion
• father was glenn young (b. 1907, d. 1997), an investment banker that loved his wife dearly but never understood the pull of hollywood. disliked the spotlight so intensely that he never appeared on a red carpet or event alongside his wife, or teddy, once his career took off. was deeply introverted and struggled to express his emotions, but was nonetheless a good father and, particularly, grandfather.
• mother was ava howard (b. 1908, d. 2000), an actress and dancer that saw some success (she signed with mgm and appeared alongside actors such as james stewart and fred astaire, and notably was used as walt disney's model for snow white and the blue fairy), but was better known for her impressive cultivation of friendships with those that were considerably better known than she, such as katharine hepburn and bette davis. was regarded as an incredibly warm and pleasant person, with the sort of positive outlook on life that drew many to her and left a lasting impression even after her career came to an unexpected end in the late 40s due to poor project options.
• has three siblings: rose holst (b. 1930), clarence young (b. 1935), evelyn breckenridge (b. 1939)
• has been married four times:
• deborah cook (87, married from 1955-61): former playboy playmate, artist
• frank young (born 1955): actor
• caroline young (born 1958): artist
• carmen lee (80, married from 1962-74): former playboy playmate, activist and author
• courtney lang (born 1964): ???
• colleen young (born 1970): ???
• shannon hunt (70, married from 1977-80): former caa talent agent, happily retired
• patrick young (born 1976): ???
• tanja ekberg (65, married from 1981-98): former ballerina, choreographer with small ballet company in san francisco
• elias young (born 1990): ???
• and had seven known affairs, not all of which produced children:
• simone borchard (84, four month affair in 1959): actress
• annemarie borchard (born 1960, died 1980)
• margaret holmes (75, favorite mistress, involved from 1964-87): former opera singer, vocal coach
• rebecca robson (born 1966): ???
• allen holmes (born 1972): bioengineer
• jill green (69, fling in 1972): actress
• yvette burgess (born 1973): costume designer
• heather lloyd (56, six month affair in 1986): former ballerina, ???
• kendra lloyd (born 1986): ???
• gordon lloyd (born 1986): ???
• francesca azzara (49, affair in 1990): former playboy playmate, ???
• aimee james (45, fling in 1994): former playboy playmate, failed actress
• camilla james (born 1995): actress
• rosa taverna (47, fling in 1997): former playboy playmate, ???
• his current domestic partner, kelly geissler (47), began as an affair in 1996 and the pair moved in together immediately following his divorce from tanja ekberg. kelly was - surprise, surprise - once featured in playboy and saw some success in modeling outside of that.
• jesse young (born 1997): biology student at usc
• brianna young (born 1999): dance student at barnard
• close friends within the industry include tom hanks, donald sutherland, michael caine, and stanley tucci. was also friendly with garry marshall, elizabeth taylor, and jayne mansfield.