Rest in peace, Wilbur! Alan Young, who was famous for his role as Wilbur in the hit talking horse show ‘Mister Ed’, passed away on May 20. The iconic actor was a whopping 96 years old, and he will certainly be missed. We have all of the details, right here.
This is so sad! Alan Young, the actor who played Wilbur in the hit 1960’s television show Mister Ed passed away on May 20. He was 96 years old when he passed away, after a fulfilling life playing iconic characters. Here’s what we know so far.
Who could forget Mister Ed, the talking horse, and Wilbur, the only guy who could hear him!? Definitely not us. We will always remember the hilarious retro TV show, and Alan, the man who brought Wilbur to life on the small screen. He was also the voice of Scrooge McDuck in DuckTales. He passed away on May 20 at the ripe old age of 96 after a fulfilling life of acting, TMZ reports.
Since he was such a dedicated member of the acting world, he had been living at the Motion Picture and Television Fund campus in Woodland Hills up until he passed away, reports Deadline. Through the years he was in tons of TV shows and voiced many characters. The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, St. Elsewhere, Party of Five, ER and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch were all a part of his impressive body of work.
Alan was such a sweet guy who wanted to give all he had to his profession, saying “I worked it out that you go to an audition feeling you’re going to give your concept of what this part is you’re not going to try to get anything,” Young said in a 2001 interview with the American Archive of Television. “If the producer likes it, whether you get the part or not, you’ve given. It takes away all the anxiety and the weight. That’s my best advice. Just give, and then trust.” Our hearts go out to his friends, family and fans!
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