Alan Young

1919 - 2016

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Alan Young (born Angus Young; November 19, 1919 – May 19, 2016) was a British-Canadian-American actor, comedian, radio host and television host, whom TV Guide called "the Charlie Chaplin of television". His notable roles include Wilbur Post in the television comedy Mister Ed (1961–1966) and voicing Disney's Scrooge McDuck for over 30 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, Young 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Young has received more than 1,625,984 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Alan Young is the 3,022nd most popular actor (down from 2,595th in 2019), the 2,682nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,460th in 2019) and the 385th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Alan Young ranks 3,022 out of 10,030Before him are Richard Sammel, Joan Blondell, Gladys Cooper, Mark Pellegrino, Silvio Orlando, and Embeth Davidtz. After him are Chi McBride, Leila Hyams, Ayelet Zurer, Elias Koteas, Haruo Nakajima, and Nutan.

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Among people born in 1919, Alan Young ranks 183Before him are Béla Sárosi, George Shearing, Paolo Soleri, Richard Bergmann, Tamara Toumanova, and Robert Pinget. After him are Lawrence Tierney, Mustai Karim, Hans Hass, Maria Lassnig, John Ljunggren, and Irmgard Seefried. Among people deceased in 2016, Alan Young ranks 236Before him are Prince Buster, Jimmy Bain, Aurèle Nicolet, Howard Marks, Vladimir Zeldin, and Merle Haggard. After him are Marco Pannella, Paul Bley, Leonid Zhabotinsky, Michel Delpech, Juan Mujica, and Arnold Wesker.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Young ranks 2,682 out of 6,924Before him are Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915), Anne Bradstreet (1612), Richard Hakluyt (1552), Gladys Cooper (1888), Peter Walker (1912), and Johann von Lamont (1805). After him are Mick Jackson (1943), Dick Parry (1942), Jane Morris (1839), John Florio (1553), Charles Williams (1886), and Thomas Wedgwood (1771).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Alan Young ranks 385Before him are Richard Johnson (1927), David Morrissey (1964), Toby Jones (1966), Graham McTavish (1961), Madeleine Carroll (1906), and Gladys Cooper (1888). After him are Tom Baker (1934), C. Aubrey Smith (1863), Leonard Whiting (1950), Jean Marsh (1934), Jill Esmond (1908), and Stella McCartney (1971).

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