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Name: Alan Young                                                                     
Born: 19 November 1919 North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England                         
Alan Young (born November 19, 1919) is an actor best known for his television         
role opposite a talking horse, Mister Ed.                                             
Born in North Shields,Tyne and Wear, England, with the given name Angus Young,       
he was raised in Edinburgh, Scotland and in Canada. He grew to love radio when       
bedbound as a child because of severe asthma and became a radio broadcaster on       
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1944, he made the leap to American         
radio with The Alan Young Show, NBC's summer replacement for Eddie Cantor.           
Following a move to ABC two years later, he returned to NBC.                         
His television version of The Alan Young Show began in 1950. After the show's         
cancellation, Young appeared in supporting parts in films such as The Time           
Machine. His most popular venture, however, was Mister Ed, a CBS television show     
which ran from 1961 to 1966. He played the owner of a talking horse which would       
talk to no one but him.                                                               
In later life he founded a broadcast division for the Christian Science church       
and did animation voices. He was the voice of Scrooge McDuck for many Disney         
films and on the popular cartoon series DuckTales from 1987 to 1990. In Mickey's     
Christmas Carol, he portrays the character's miserly namesake. He also provided       
the voice of Jack Allen on the Focus on the Family radio drama, Adventures in         
Odyssey and voiced Hiram Flaversham in Disney's The Great Mouse Detective. His       
other cartoon voice appearances include Camp Lazlo, Megas XLR, Static Shock,         
House of Mouse, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Duckman, Batman: The Animated Series,         
TaleSpin, The Smurfs, The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries and Spider-Man and His             
Amazing Friends.                                                                     
His television guest appearances include The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, St.       
Elsewhere, Coach, Party of Five, The Wayans Bros., Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,       
USA High, Hang Time, ER and Maybe It's Me.