Alan Young, ‘DuckTales’ and ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dead At 96
“Mister Ed” star Alan Young had died. He was 96. Young was also the voice of Scrooge McDuck in “DuckTales.”
Alan Young, who gamely played straight man to a talking horse for five years in classic sitcom “Mr. Ed,” died Thursday at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 96.
On the series, which ran from 1961-66 on CBS, Young played architect Wilbur Post, who was married to Carol (played by Connie Hines, who died in 2009) and kept a horse, Mr. Ed, in their suburban stable. Mr. Ed, voiced by Allan “Rocky” Lane, would speak only to Wilbur, but given Mr. Ed’s rather outlandish personality and the superbly mild affect of Young’s Wilbur, just who owned whom could occasionally be a matter of debate.
2016 is taking away so many Hollywood stars. I’m gutted.