Douglas Hiram Young
1919 - 2018
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Douglas Hiram Young

Douglas Hiram Young, age 98 years (born December 21, 1919, died January 7, 2018) was an American voice actor who worked on radio programs and animated cartoons. Working for Hanna-Barbera in Los Angeles he was a master of accent and dialect, often basing his voices on famous performers like Jimmy Durante and Buddy Hackett. He was the voice of such characters as Doggie Daddy in the Quick Draw McGraw show, Ding-A-Ling in Hokey Wolf, Grand Poobah in the Flintstones and many more. He moved to Seattle in the 1960's and began freelance work in television commercials, voice-overs and many radio roles with Jim French Productions. Preceded in death by his wife Eileene, he is survived by two daughters, Jerilyn and Christine, two step-daughters, Alanna and Anita, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 28, 2018.
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January 30, 2018
I worked with Doug for the Liquor Control Board on north Queen Anne Hill in Seattle from 1976-1980 when I was in my late 20's. He always made me laugh because he had such a great sense of humor. And I was quite amazed that I was working with a guy who did the voices for some of my favorite cartoon characters! He certainly did live a long life. My sincere condolences to the family.
Jeff Berger
January 29, 2018
We lived across the street, mid-block, from the Young's for nearly 38 years. The sounds of jazz on a summer's night, the "sharing" of that gorgeous Siamese cat, the friendships and humor made our little street happy! What wonderful folks for a neighborhood. As we say, "Those were the days." Our sympathies to the family.

Fondly, Kathy & Ross Ardrey and children.
Kathy Ardrey
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