Young gave up dancing at her husband's request and began a career in acting.
Young was born Ngun Yee in San Francisco, the first of eight children born to parents who came to California from Canton.
She was dancing at the Latin Quarter one night in 1945 when a soldier in the audience named found himself suddenly spellbound.
What do you prefer about a woman to a man and vice versa? But he proved a persistent man, and they married that year.