Alan Young, the Emmy Award-winning actor and best known for his work in Mister Ed and Scrooge McDuck, has passed away at 96. He passed away at the Motion Picture and Television Home according to reports by Los Angeles Times.
The actor played the star of his own show in the 50s on CBS, called The Alan Young Show. The show won a number of Emmy Award, as well as he received an Emmy for it. Alan Young came into attention when he played Mister Ed to the talking horse in the sixties sitcom Mister Ed. He was also noted for giving his voice as the grumpy McDuck on the Disney animated TV series Duck Tales.
Alan Young has also been part of many TV shows such as The Smurfs, The Great Mouse Detective, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Scooby-Doo. After being a noted voice for number of famous shows, he finally won the Primetime Emmy in 1951 for outstanding leading role for the show called The Alan Young Show. In later years, he composed for Toons and voiced a portion of the characters.
The show Mister Ed came running for six seasons for 1960-66.
The English-born actor got the chance to be in one of the biggest movie of his lifetime, The Time Machine, in 1960. He acted alongside actor Jeanne Crain in this movie, which was directed by George Pal, a 1960 adaption of the novel of HG Wells.
According to the report, George Burns financed the original pilot of Mister Ed by replacing actor Alan Young noting that “like the kind of guy a horse would talk to”. He acted along with his wife Carol (Connie Hines) into a new home. The surprising element for them when the couple moved to the new house was a speaking horse in the backyard yarn.
Alan Young was fondly remembered for his role in Mister Ed.