Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ star and voice of Scrooge McDuck, dies at 96

Posted at 4:58 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 18:58:24-04

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Alan Young, who starred in the beloved television show Mister Ed, has died at 96, the Motion Picture & Television Fund confirmed Friday.

Young, who grew up in Scotland and Canada, starred in the comedy from 1961 to 1966. He started early – after serving in the Royal Canadian Navy, Young created a comedy radio show at the age of 17 called The Alan Young Show. The television version under the same name would win several him several Emmy awards.

Besides playing Wilbur Post in Mister Ed, Young was also well-known as the voice behind Scrooge McDuck in numerous Disney movies, as well as DuckTales and other animated series.

Young died Thursday with his children by his side at the Villa on Vitas Hospice in Woodland Hills, California, according to the MPTF.