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Encyclopedia > Clarence Nash

Clarence "Ducky" Nash (December 7, 1904February 20, 1985) was an American voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Donald Duck for Walt Disney Studios. He was born in the rural community of Watonga, Oklahoma, which is in the northwestern corner of the state. Watonga is the county seat of Blaine County. Watonga even has one of its main streets named after Clarence Nash. December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Donald Duck Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character best known for his cartoons from Walt Disney Productions. ... The Walt Disney Studios refers to several different entities and locations associated with The Walt Disney Company: The Walt Disney Studios is one of the media empires four main operating units. ... Watonga is a city located in Blaine County, Oklahoma. ... Oklahoma is a state of the United States, lying mostly in the southern Great Plains, and its U.S. postal abbreviation is OK; others abbreviate the states name Okla. ... Blaine County is a county located in the state of Oklahoma. ...


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. He later was employed by the Adohr Milk Company for publicity purposes. Dubbed "Whistling Clarence, the Adohr Bird Man", Nash rode the streets with a team of miniature horses and gave treats to the children. In 1932, Nash happened by the Disney Studio with his team of horses, and decided to leave a copy of his Adohr publicity sheet with the receptionist. As it turns out, his name was recognized from a reprise appearance on The Merrymakers a few days previous, and Walt Disney himself had been impressed by Nash's vocal skills. He was asked to make an informal audition. Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America and in Australia as the Roaring Twenties . In Europe it is sometimes refered to as the Golden Twenties. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... A radio station is a sound broadcasting service. ... AMHA Registered Pinto Miniature Mare. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... For the company founded by Disney. ...


Nash went through several of his voices, and Walt Disney happened by when Nash gave his impersonation of a family of ducks. Disney declared Nash perfect for the role of a talking duck in their upcoming animated short, The Wise Little Hen. The duck, of course, was Donald Duck, who Nash went on to voice for more than 50 years, in over 120 shorts and films. Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae bird family. ... The Wise Little Hen is a Silly Symphonies cartoon made by Walt Disney, based on the fairy tale The Little Red Hen. ...


Donald Duck went on to become one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world, and a great part of this was due to Nash's distinctive voice. It may well be one of the most recognizable character voices in history. The voice is distinctive both for its ducklike 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). To keep Donald's voice consistent throughout the world, Nash voiced Donald's voice in all foreign languages the Disney shorts were translated to, meaning Donald retained his same level of incoherency all across the globe.


In addition to Donald's voice, Nash also voiced Daisy Duck (in her earliest appearances, when she was little more than a female version of Donald, temper and all), as well as Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. Nash also provided the meows of Figaro the kitten in a handful of shorts. Daisy Duck Daisy Duck is one of Walt Disneys cartoon and comic book characters. ... Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, with Donald Duck, en route to their first meeting with Scrooge McDuck. ... Figaro may refer to any of the following: Figaro, the central character in the comedies, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Guilty Mother by Pierre de Beaumarchais. ...


When Disney shut down their shorts department in 1965, Nash continued to voice Donald in various projects over the next two decades, notably performing the song "Macho Duck" on the Mickey Mouse Disco album in the 1970s. (Contrary to popular belief, however, Nash did not perform the duck voice for Rick Dees' "Disco Duck") Nash's final performance as Donald was in Mickey's Christmas Carol in 1983, making Donald the only character in the film to be voiced by his original actor. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Rick Dees is a radio disc jockey who currently lives in the San Fernando Valley area, near Los Angeles, California, USA. Dees is best known for his syndicated radio show Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 and for the novelty song Disco Duck. ... Disco Duck was a satirical disco novelty song performed by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots and released in 1976, where it became a #1 hit. ... Mickeys Christmas Carol is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released in the United Kingdom on October 20, 1983 by Buena Vista Distribution. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Clarence Nash died in 1985 of leukemia and was interred in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California. The tombstone of the grave he now shares with his wife Margaret Nash (who died in 1993), depicts a carving of Donald and Daisy Duck holding hands. This article is about the year. ... Leukemia (leukaemia in Commonwealth English) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of white blood cells (leukocytes). ... The San Fernando Mission Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery operated by the Los Angeles Archdiocese since 1800, and is located at 11160 Stranwood Avenue in the Mission Hills community of northern Los Angeles, California, near the Mission San Fernando Rey de España. ... See Mission Hills for other places of the same name. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


After Nash's passing, Donald's voice has been taken up by Disney animator Tony Anselmo, who was trained under Nash personally. Anselmo is also among the many voiceover artists to have also voiced Huey, Dewey and Louie over the years. Later characters whose voices owe considerable credit to Nash's duck voice have been voiced by actors such as Jimmy Weldon, Frank Welker and Luba Goy. The most prominent of these is Weldon's Yakky Doodle for Hanna-Barbera. Tony Anselmo is an animator and cartoon voice actor, and since 1987 the voice of Donald Duck. ... Frank Welker Frank Welker (born February 16, 1945 in Denver, Colorado), is an American voice actor. ... Luba Goy (born November 8 19??, Germany) is one of the stars of Royal Canadian Air Farce. ... Yakky Doodle (voiced by Jimmy Weldon), is a fictional character, an anthropomorphic duck who lives with his best friend Chopper the dog. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Clarence Nash - Overview - MSN Movies (151 words)
Biography:For close to 50 years, "Clarence Nash" gave voice to Donald Duck, one of Disney's most popular characters.
A native of Oklahoma, "Nash" had a natural gift for imitating animals and as a young man would perform them as part of a tour on the Chautauqua circuit.
After hearing him read a quacked-up version of a nursery rhyme one day, the excited Disney knew he had found the right voice for his foul-tempered new character, Donald.
Clarence Nash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (610 words)
Nash went through several of his voices, and Walt Disney happened by when Nash gave his impersonation of a family of ducks.
In addition to Donald's voice, Nash also voiced Daisy Duck (in her earliest appearances, when she was little more than a female version of Donald, temper and all), as well as Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie.
Clarence Nash died in 1985 of leukemia and was interred in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California.
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