Sunday, 22 May 2016

RIP Alan Young

English born Canadian/American actor Alan Young star of the hit '60s US sitcom Mr Ed has died at the grand age of 96.

Young died on Thursday at a film and TV retirement facility in LA and was buried at sea. He's probably most famous for Mr Ed, the sitcom that ran from 1960-'66 and whose central conceit a talking horse - writing that now, I realise how genuinely surreal that clearly is, but as a kid watching repeats on Channel 4 in the '80s you just accepted it!

Young featured quite a bit in my childhood as he was also the voice of Scrooge McDuck in Disney's Duck Tales and had starred in films like The Time Machine and Androcles and the Lion which captured my infant attention. In 1993 he starred as a Walt Disney like figure in the third and final disappointing entry in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, Beverly Hills Cop III


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