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Beloved Actor From Childhood Passes Away

Alan Young circa 1944.JPG

We’ve lost another Hollywood Star. This one some of you may remember from your childhood.

More via FoxNews:

Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96.

The English-born, Canadian-educated Young died Thursday, according to Jaime Larkin, spokeswoman for the retirement community where Young had lived for four years. His children were with him when he died peacefully of natural causes, she said.

Young was already a well-known radio and TV comedian, having starred in his own Emmy-winning variety show, when “Mister Ed” was being readied at comedian George Burns’ production company. Burns is said to have told his staff: “Get Alan Young. He looks like the kind of guy a horse would talk to.”

Beyond his roll in Mr. Ed, Young was also an accomplished voice actor. He was the voice of Scrooge McDuck for various Disney projects as well as Jack Allen in the Christian radio series “Adventures in Odyssey.”

Young’s career spanned over 60 years and touched the hearts of millions. He will be missed.

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