Alan Young

Alan Young
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Alan Young
Radio: North side of the 6900 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Actor
Born Angus Young on Nov. 19, 1919 in North Shields, England, United Kingdom
Died May 20, 2016 in Motion Picture and Television Country House, CA

Alan Young was the amiable comedic actor who became a TV icon in the early 1960s starring opposite a talking horse named Mister Ed. He was also the voice of Scrooge McDuck in the cartoon "DuckTales."

Young spent the last few decades of his career doing voice acting for such cartoons as "Adventures in Odyssey," "The Ren and Stimpy Show" and "The Smurfs."

Young was born and lived in Britain until he was 6, when his family moved to British Columbia, Canada. Although his severe asthma as a child kept him bedridden for long periods of time, by age 17 Young was writing and performing his own radio show for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

During World War II, Young joined the Canadian Navy but resigned his commission after finding out he’d be spending his time writing for a Navy show. He then volunteered for the Army but was rejected because of his childhood asthma.

Young, who was brought to Hollywood in 1946 by 20th Century Fox, made his movie debut in “Margie,” a 1946 comedy starring Jeanne Crain. Later film credits include “Androcles and the Lion” (1952) and “The Time Machine” (1960).

Young died May 20, 2016 at the Motion Picture & Television Home in Woodland Hills. He was 96.

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