Saturday, May 19, 2018


Who died this date in 2016....Alan Young (born Angus Young; November 19, 1919 – May 19, 2016) was a British–American actor, voice actor, comedian and radio and television host/personality who TV Guide called "The Charlie Chaplin of Television". He was best known for his role as naive Wilbur Post in the television comedy series Mister Ed (1961–1966). Click on the photo to see a 1947 promo for Young.

He was also the voice of Disney's Scrooge McDuck for over thirty years, first in the Academy Award-nominated short film Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) and in various other films, TV series and video games until his death. 

During the 1940s and 1950s, he starred in his own variety/comedy sketch shows The Alan Young Show on radio and television, the latter gaining him two Emmy Awards in 1951.

The locals say that Young would attend Croton's Christian Science Church whenever he was in the area and while that's certainly possible, there doesn't seem to be anything "in writing" about that.  

Your editor was, however, able to locate this 1973 article from The Cortlandt-Croton News about Young lecturing in nearby Peekskill. Click on the photo.

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