Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Feb 20: Passing Of A Legend

On this day in 1985, voice actor Clarence Nash passed away at age 80 in California. Best known for providing the voice of Donald Duck, Nash also voiced Daisy Duck and Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.
Born in Oklahoma in 1904, Nash first made a name for himself in the late 1920s as an impressionist for radio show called The Merrymakers. In 1932 he and Walt Disney crossed paths and Nash was hired for a new short called The Wise Little Hen. The "hen" was of course Donald Duck and Nash went on to voice him for more than 50 years. Nash's distinct voice made Donald one of the most memorable and loved characters in the world.
Clarence "Ducky" Nash was inducted a Disney Legend in 1993.

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