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Alan Young

Actor
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Born Nov 19, 1919

Alan Young is a British-born Canadian actor best known for his role as Wilbur Post in the television series Mister Ed and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in Disney films, TV series and video games. During the 1940s and 1950s, he starred in his own shows on radio and television.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1919 Birth Young was born as Angus Young on November 19, 1919, in North Shields, Northumberland, England, to Scottish parents. (In his later years he claimed he had been born in 1924.) His father was a mine worker and a tap dancer, and his mother was a singer. … Read More

TWENTIES

1941 21 Years Old Young was married three times. He and Mary Anne Grimes were married from 1941 to 1947 and had two children.
1944 24 Years Old After leaving the service, Young moved to Toronto and resumed his Canadian radio career, where he was discovered by an American agent who brought him to New York City in 1944 to appear on American radio. … Read More
1948 28 Years Old He married Virginia McCurdy in 1948, and they had two children.

THIRTIES

1950 30 Years Old In 1950, the television version of The Alan Young Show began.
1951 31 Years Old By 1951, the series received not only praise, but also several Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Actor and Most Outstanding Personality for Young. … Read More

FORTIES

1966 46 Years Old He also starred as Stanley Beamish in the unaired 1966 pilot episode of Mr. Terrific, but apparently declined to appear in the broadcast series in 1967 that followed. … Read More

FIFTIES

1974 54 Years Old After 1974, he voiced Scrooge McDuck in numerous Disney films and in the popular series DuckTales (1987-1990). … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1991 71 Years Old In 1991, Alan Young returned to the stage, starring as Cap'n Andy Hawkes in The California Music Theatre's adaptation of Show Boat. … Read More
1993 73 Years Old In 1993, he recreated his role as Filby for the mini-sequel to George Pal's The Time Machine, reuniting him with Rod Taylor, who had played George, the Time Traveller. … Read More
1994 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Young co-starred in the Eddie Murphy film Beverly Hills Cop III. … Read More
1995 75 Years Old They divorced in 1995, with Young marrying Mary Chipman the following year, but Young and Chipman then divorced in 1997.
1997 77 Years Old In 1997, he did the voice of Haggis McMutton in the PC game The Curse of Monkey Island. … Read More
2002 82 Years Old In 2002, he had a cameo as the flower store worker in Simon Wells' remake of The Time Machine, and in 2010, he read H.G. Wells's original novel for 7th Voyage Productions, Inc. … Read More
2016 97 Years Old Young later lived in Woodland Hills, California, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital, a retirement community, where he died of natural causes on May 19, 2016, at the age of 96.
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