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James Young ( - 1974):
Comedian and actor


James Young lived at Ballywalter, County Down and worked in an estate agent's office in Ballymoney, County Antrim. His artistic talents were discovered by Sir Tyrone Guthrie. He became a comedian and actor and Mr Harold Goldblatt, Director of the Group Theatre, offered him work. He played George in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and was enrolled in the Festival of Britain Company. He played the part of Derek, the window-cleaner, in Joseph Tomelty's radio series, The McCooeys, which ran from 1949 to 1955. Many of the shows in which he appeared at the Belfast Empire Theatre were broadcast, and eventually he had his own television programme. From 1960 to 1972 he was manager of the Group Theatre. He toured in the United States and Canada, and after the Group Theatre closed, he gave many performances throughout Ulster.



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Died: 1974
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