Alan Young, the veteran actor best known for playing Wilbur on the 1960s sitcom “Mr. Ed” and giving voice to Uncle Scrooge on Disney’s “DuckTales,” passed away Thursday. He was 96.
CNN reports Young died with his children at his side at the Motion Picture & Television Home in Woodland Hills, California, where he had resided for the past four years.
A popular radio and television host whose “Alan Young Show” received several Emmy Awards, Young starred in such films as “Androcles the Lion,” “Tom Thumb” and “The Time Machine” before landing his most famous role, that of the bumbling Wilbur Post in the beloved television comedy “Mr. Ed.”
In the late 1970s, Young branched out into voice acting, with roles in such animated “Battle of the Planets,” “The Smurfs,” “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” and “The Incredible Hulk.” He voiced Scrooge McDuck in Disney’s 1983 animated short “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” a role he reprised for the beloved “DuckTales” television series, “DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp” and numerous other animated and video-game projects.
Young was married three times, and had four children.
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