Alan young, voice behind Uncle Scrooge, dies at 96

By: | Published: May 21, 2016 11:53 PM

Alan Young of 1960s popular sitcom 'Mister Ed' has died at the age of 96 in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Alan Young of 1960s popular sitcom ‘Mister Ed’ has died at the age of 96 in Woodland Hills, Calif.

The actor’s publicist, Jaime Larkin, revealed that he died at his Motion Picture & Television Home, reports The New York Times.

The actor, who was born as Angus Young in North Shields, England, on Nov. 19, 1919, became a household name after bagging Wilbur Post’s role in “Mister Ed”, which ran from 1961 to 1966 on CBC.

Apart from being a known face on television, he was a famous radio personality as well. His ‘The Alan Young Show’ became a huge hit on radio and remained on air for five consecutive years (1944-1949).

Young also gave voice to several animated characters in the movies like ‘The Great Mouse Detective” and television cartoon series like “The Ren & Stimpy Show” and “The Smurfs.” He was the voice behind children’s most loved Scrooge McDuck in numerous Disney projects.

He also penned down two autobiographies, “Mister Ed and Me” (with Bill Burt) in 1995 and “There’s No Business Like Show Business … Was” in 2006.

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