Friday, May 20, 2016

Alan Young, R. I. P.

Variety: 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.

8 comments:

Deb said...

Noooo! We were just talking about him on George's blog a few weeks back (based on a resemblance to Ted Cruz). We were happy to know he was still alive. RIP Wilbur.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Wilburrrrrrrrr!!!

RIP

Richard Robinson said...

A horse is a horse, of course, of course...

Mike Stamm said...

I remember him best, and with great fondness, as Philby in George Pal's THE TIME MACHINE. Delightful man.

Bill Crider said...

I'm probably the only one who remembers him from radio. He had a great career.

Dan said...

My grandparents listened to Alan Young on the radio when they were children and they often told me how great they thought he was way back then.

Bill Crider said...

Well, they were right. XM still plays one of his shows now and then, and a few years ago there were several interviews with him. I expect those will be replayed soon.

Todd Mason said...

Bill, I foresee a Tuesday's Overlooked Radio piece forming before our ears...forehear?