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The Alan Young Show was a radio and television series presented in diverse formats over a nine-year period and starring Canadian-English actor Alan Young.

It began on NBC radio as a summer replacement situation comedy in 1944, featuring vocalist Bea Wain. It moved to ABC with Jean Gillespie portraying Young's girlfriend Betty. The program was next broadcast by NBC for a 1946-47 run and was off in 1948. When it returned to NBC in 1949, Louise Erickson played Betty and Jim Backus was heard as snobbish playboy Hubert Updike III.

In 1950 The Alan Young Show moved to television as a variety, sketch comedy show, taking an 11-month hiatus in 1952. When it returned for its final season in 1953, the tone and format of the show changed into the more conventional sitcom, with Young playing a bank teller]] with Dawn Addams cast as his girlfriend and Melville Faber portraying his son. The show alternated weeks with Ken Murray's The Ken Murray Show under the title Time to Smile. In the last two weeks of the season, the format returned to its earlier style, but it was cancelled at the end of the season. The Alan Young Show received two Emmy Awards during its run.

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Doris Singleton

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Doris Singleton on working on Alan Young's radio show, The Alan Young Show, and transitioning with the show from radio to television

Leonard Stern

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Leonard Stern on writing for the Alan Young Show ; using the This is Your Life format 

Alan Young

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Alan Young on doing live stage shows, and on creating The Alan Young Show for television
Alan Young on The Alan Young Show
Alan Young on a typical workweek for The Alan Young Show, and on the guest-stars of the show including Frank Sinatra
Alan Young on winning Emmy Awards for The Alan Young Show
Alan Young on how The Alan Young Show changed and evolved over the time it was on the air and on working with animals
Alan Young on Joe Besser guest-starring on The Alan Young Show
Alan Young on the end of The Alan Young Show
Alan Young on The Alan Young Show producer Ralph Levy, and on working with Stan Laurel

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