It is with a sad heart that I must report that Alan Young has passed away at the age of 96. Long before my time, Young became famous as Wilbur Post in the CBS sitcom Mister Ed (1961-1966), the owner of a talking horse who only talked to him.
Outside of television, Young also starred in The Time Machine (1960) as David Filby, the best friend of the inventor.
In my childhood, I knew Young in two roles: as the voice of miserly Scrooge McDuck (particularly in Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Young voiced the role from 1974 until his death), and also as toymaker Mr. Flaversham in The Great Mouse Detective (1986).
Alan Young had a long and fruitful career and he will be greatly missed.
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