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Subject: Actor Douglas Young was born 100 years ago today (died in 2018, at 98)


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Did the voices of several cartoon characters
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Date Posted: Saturday, December 21, 11:32:55am
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Douglas Young (December 21, 1919 January 7, 2018) was an American voice actor, who worked on radio programs and in animated cartoons.


Career

Early in his career, Young appeared in classic radio shows including The Cisco Kid, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Red Ryder and The Whistler. He was also the announcer on the syndicated radio comedy The Anderson Family, which starred fellow cartoon voice artist Walter Tetley, and aired from 1946 to 1948. Young later went to work for Hanna-Barbera; a master of accent and dialect, he often based his voices on those of famous performers, such as Jimmy Durante and Buddy Hackett. His credits include:
The Huckleberry Hound Show (Ding-A-Ling Wolf)

Loopy De Loop
The Yogi Bear Show
The Flintstones (Various characters)
Jonny Quest
Winsome Witch (Various characters)
The Peter Potamus Show (Yippee)
Quick Draw McGraw (Doggie Daddy)

He used a Jimmy Durante imitation for Doggie Daddy's voice, but the role was later taken over by John Stephenson. Young was also well known as the "Grand Poobah" of The Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes in The Flintstones series. As of March 2003, Young had been doing freelance voice work in Seattle, Washington.

Death

Young died on January 7, 2018 at the age of 98.

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