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Clarence, who played the voice of Donald Duck for more than 50 years, once explained, “Actually, I wanted to be a doctor; but instead I became the biggest quack in the world.”. Clarence joined Disney in 1933, when production began on Donald Duck’s debut short, The Wise Little Hen. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! Take a visual walk through his career and see 43 images of the characters he's voiced and listen to 1 clip that showcases his performance. Nash made a name for himself in the late 1920s as an impressionist for KHJ, a Los Angeles radio station, on their show The Merrymakers. Looking for something to watch? In 1934, he began his career as a sound man at Walt Disney Studios when he created the voice for the prankster frustrations of Donald Duck. Disney declared Nash perfect for the role of a talking duck in their upcoming animated short The Wise Little Hen. Remember to sign in or join D23 today to enjoy endless Disney magic! In addition, Nash makes some appearances in Disney feature films, including the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio (originally to be made by Cliff Edwards) or the voice of a frog in Bambi . Among other representations to the young and adult audiences, Nash imitated the voice of a duck for the childish song Mary Had a Little Lamb . For even more, visit our Family Entertainment Guide. He was born in the rural community of Watonga, Oklahoma, and a street in that town is named in his honor. Nash also played Gracie Allen's pet duck Herman on the "Burns and Allen Radio Show," but because of contractual considerations with Disney, he wasn't allowed to say any dialogue, only quack. He is best known for the Disney cartoon character Donald Duck, whose distinctive voice he provided for 50 years. Born in Watonga, Oklahoma, on December 7, 1904, Clarence grew up on a farm surrounded by animals, which he imitated for fun. When the film was finished and shown Donald stood out so prominently that he was put into the Mickey Mouse film "Orphan's Benefit" and soon after was getting star billing in his own films and has been in more than Mickey.With the help of language coaches Clarence has quacked in Spanish, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Portugese and Japanese. Looking for a movie the entire family can enjoy? Clarence Nash Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Clarence Nash photo gallery, … Born in Watonga, Oklahoma, he was best known for being the original voice of Walt Disney Studios' cartoon character, Donald Duck.

Remember to sign in or join D23 today to enjoy endless Disney magic. In his teens his family moved to Southern California where he got a promotional job with a dairy company and in between jobs performed animal imitations at various Los Angeles schools. He did some dog sounds in One Hundred and One Dalmatians and vocal sounds for Shere Khan in The Jungle Book and the Bear in The Fox and The Hound. This would be his last Disney interview before his passing. In the late 1970s, Nash was known for often taking walks in the neighborhood around Fremont Elementary School in Glendale, California, entertaining children with his Donald Duck voice.
He was asked to go to the Disney Studio for an informal audition. He began imitating birds and various barnyard animals as a child growing up in Watonga, Oklahoma. The Three Caballeros (1945), Birthday:

Did you find what you were looking for? But it's officially the end of Clarence is the official voice of Donald Duck in The Wise Little Hen ( The Wise Little Hen ). Top 11 Oscar-Winning Characters from the Golden Age of Animation, Guest Star Day: Clarence Nash, Cliff Edwards, Bob Hope and Clarence Nash (the voice of Donald Duck), 101 Dalmatians: The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs, Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Hollywood at War: A Compilation of War Time Shorts, What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. Check out our picks for family friendly movies movies that transcend all ages. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983), Lowest Rated: It was in 1933 that Walt Disney remarked on the radio, where Clarence imitated as usual the voice of the duck. This led to a promotional job with a milk company. Nash made some cat noises for Sylvester Cat from 2 Looney Tunes cartoons Tugboat Granny and Cat's Paw. He is best known for the Disney cartoon character Donald Duck , whose distinctive voice he provided for 50 years. As with most Hanna-Barbera productions, these characters used celebrity impersonations, in these cases an impersonation of Clarence Nash's Donald Duck voice. Dec 07, 1904, Birthplace: Several Tom and Jerry cartoons directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera featured a third main character, a duckling named Quacker; Hanna and Barbera would adapt Little Quacker into Yakky Doodle for television. After Nash's death, Donald's voice was taken up by Disney animator Tony Anselmo , who was trained by Nash personally, probably because Nash knew that one day, he needed to be replaced. [2010]. Nash went through several of his voices and Walt Disney happened by when Nash gave his impersonation of a family of ducks. In his teens his family moved to Southern California where he got a promotional job with a dairy company and in between jobs performed animal imitations at various Los Angeles schools. Mad magazine, in its 1950s comic-strip style satire of Disney characters ("Mickey Rodent" in issue #19), featured a "translation" of "Darnold" Duck's "quacky, incomprehensible" voice. As it turns out, his name was recognized from a reprise appearance on The Merrymakers a few days before and Walt Disney himself had been impressed by Nash's vocal skills. Clarence Charles "Ducky" Nash was an American voice actor best known for providing the voice of Donald Duck for Walt Disney Productions. The voice is distinctive both for its duck-like quality and the fact that it is often very difficult for anybody to understand, especially when Donald flew into a rage (which happened fairly often). Later characters whose voices owe considerable credit to Nash's duck voice have been voiced by actors such as Jimmy Weldon , Frank Welker , Sam Kwasman , Steve Blum , Daniel Ross , Luba Goy , and Red Coffey . Clarence Nash was born in 1904, a few years after Walt Disney, in Watonga. Scuba divers coined the affect of helium gas on the human voice as "The Donald Duck Effect". While working as “Whistling Clarence, the Adohr Birdman,” entertaining children from a traveling milk wagon, he decided to stop by The Walt Disney Studios, where he heard animal cartoons were being produced. .
He grew up among farm animals that he imitated for fun. 100% Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Clarence Nash (7 Dec 1904–20 Feb 1985), Find a Grave Memorial no. In the 1920s, Clarence Nash traveled to the Midwest where he played mandolin and painted animals at Redpath Chautauqua and Lyceum Vaudeville . Clarence “Ducky” Nash passed away on February 20, 1985, in Los Angeles. Nash also played Gracie Allen's pet duck Herman on the "Burns and Allen Radio Show," but because of contractual considerations with Disney, he wasn't allowed to say any dialogue, only quack. He grew up among farm animals that he imitated for fun. Clarence Nash is a voice actor known for voicing Donald Duck. He was born in the rural community of Watonga, Oklahoma, and a street in that town is named in his honor. After Clarence performed his billy goat voice, the casting director reached for the intercom to Walt’s office and said, “I think we found our duck.”. Filmography. In the TV special ''Roger Rabbit and the Secret of ToonTown'', He was miscredited as ''Charlie Nash''. Additionally, Ducky performed the voices of Donald’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie; his duck-friend Daisy; a bullfrog in Bambi; dogs in One Hundred and One Dalmatians; and birds in the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland. Clarence Nash, Actor: The Three Caballeros. By 1930, he moved to Los Angeles and won a spot on The Merry Makers radio show doing animal impressions. It may well be one of the most recognizable character voices in history. A small country town in Oklahoma, USA. Clarence Charles "Ducky" Nash (December 7, 1904 – February 20, 1985) was an American voice actor. Nash is the creator of Donald Duck's voice, who he played for over fifty years. Dubbed "Whistling Clarence, the Adohr Bird Man", Nash rode the streets with a team of miniature horses and gave treats to the children. Besides doing many character voices in cartoons, Nash also supplied the bird sounds in the Tiki Room at Disneyland. He explained the rivals Donald Duck had including Spike the Bee and of how the bee foiled Donald and stung him. It was in the years 1955 that Clarence Nash participates less in months to double the voice of Donald Duck, since the series begins to run out of steam.He doubles Donald's voice for the last time in Mickey's Christmas in 1983. None of these languages could he understand - Nash had the words written out phonetically and gabbled them in 'Duckspeak'. Clarence Nash died of leukemia in 1985 at the age of 80 and was interred in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California. When he left in 1984, it had 20,000. In the 1920s, Clarence Nash traveled to the Midwest where he played mandolin and painted animals at Redpath Chautauqua and Lyceum Vaudeville . Clarence Charles "Ducky" Nash (December 7, 1904 – February 20, 1985) was an American voice actor. Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press). Obama Says He Has More Twitter Followers Than 'Other People Who Use It More Often', Voice Actors from the Golden Age of Animation, Most Exciting Movie Fictional Scout Troop. 82% He was later employed by the Adohr Milk Company for publicity purposes.

in 'Bellboy Donald', Brutus & Nero in The Rescuers, Ichabod's Horse in The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad, and for a bullfrog in Bambi. ), and German. A small country town in Oklahoma, USA. When Nash began working at Disney on December 2, 1933 the studio had 125 employees. Watonga, Oklahoma, USA. In 1983, he furnished Donald’s voice for the Oscar-nominated featurette Mickey’s Christmas Carol. In his teens his family moved to Southern California where he got a promotional job with a dairy company and in between jobs performed animal imitations at various Los Angeles schools. A long career began for Clarence who essentially doubled Donald for nearly fifty years until the 1980s, but also some voices of Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Leonard Maltin interviews Tony Anselmo - The voice of Donald Duck since 1987, https://donaldduckvoice.fandom.com/wiki/Clarence_Nash?oldid=407. Words were written phonetically in the scripts for Ducky, who later recalled, “I learned to quack in French (‘couac’), Chinese (Yes, Peking Duck! He was born in the rural community of Watonga, Oklahoma, and a street in that town is named in his honor. Clarence Nash was born in 1904, a few years after Walt Disney, in Watonga. Nash's last feature films as the voice of Donald was in Mickey's Christmas Carol in 1983 and in Donald Duck's 50th Birthday in 1984, although he continued to provide Donald's voice for commercials, promos and other miscellaneous material until his death in 1985. Tony Anselmo, Clarence Nash, & Wayne Allwine at Donald Duck's 50th Birthday Party, Opening to LGE II- Donald's Bee Pictures 1985 VHS, Opening to LGE II- An Officer and a Duck 1985 VHS. Clarence “Ducky” Nash never intended to become the speaking voice for an animated duck.

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