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.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 28, 2018.