Alan Young From Mr. Ed Dies

Mister Ed Star Alan Young Dead at 96

Comedic actor Alan Young, who for six seasons starred opposite a talking horse in the classic ’60s sitcom Mister Ed, died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 96.

On Mister Ed, which ran on CBS from 1961-1966, Young portrayed architect Wilbur Post. Prior to that he was best known for headlining CBS’ The Alan Young Show, which netted him a Best Actor Emmy.

His other TV credits included guest appearances on The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, St. Elsewhere, Party of Five and ER. On the big screen, he co-starred in such films as Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, Tom Thumb, The Time Machine and Beverly Hills Cop III (as Wonder World’s Walt Disney-like owner).

Young was also well known for his voice work, having played Scrooge McDuck in Duck Tales, as well as Farmer Smurf, Miner Smurf and Scaredy Smurf in 49 episodes of The Smurfs.

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  1. Jen says:

    Awww, I loved to watch reruns of this show as a kid–also, was a tremendous fan of Alan Young. R.I.P.

  2. PatriciaLee says:

    I grew up with Francis the Talking Mule and grew to love Mr. Ed, as a kind of them after the war. Precious childhood and teen memories, thank you Alan Young for bringing joy into a harsh upbringing.

  3. slammin says:

    Rest in peace Mr. Young, thank you for the many years of your amazing talent, especially, Mr. Ed, God Bless.

  4. RIP Alan Young and thank you for the memories.
    I grew up watching you.

    George Vreeland Hill

  5. HAP says:

    When I read of this news, I started to do some research. Seems like the lovely woman that played Alan’s wife in Mr Ed, Connie Hines, only had four acting credits after the end of Mr Ed. She apparently retired from acting shortly thereafter. She died in 2009.

  6. JBC says:

    Really enjoyed Mr. Ed as a kid. Great memories RIP Alan Young!

  7. Billy delaRosa says:

    R.I.P Alan young you were the best uncle scrooge a person could have goodbye good luck and good hunting 😇