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Friday, May 20, 2016

Remembering Alan Young 1919 - 2016

Actor Alan Young, who died Thursday at age 96, was best known for his role as Wilbur Post, the owner of a talking horse, on the CBS sitcom, Mister Ed (1961-66). He also starred in The Alan Young Show, which aired on both radio (1944-49) and television (1950-53), earning him an Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1951. In addition, Young played Glynis Johns' husband in the 1988-89 CBS sitcom, Coming of Age, and he provided voices for many cartoons, including Scrooge McDuck in the 1987-90 series, DuckTales.

His feature film credits include Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949), Androcles and the Lion (1952), Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955), Tom Thumb (1958), The Time Machine (1960), The Cat from Outer Space (1978) and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994).

Below you can watch him in two episodes of Mister Ed, a musical number from Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (with Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain) and a 2001 Archive of American Television interview.

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