An Interview: with Alan Young

The future held little promise for actor Alan Young when, as a teen-ager in Canada, he struggled with a so-called incurable disease that kept him out of school for several years. After his complete healing in Christian Science, the question arose, Now that I am well, what shall I do?

He knew that a loving God would not snatch him from the jaws of destruction only to abandon him to the whimsy of chance. He trusted God. then threw himself into the most loving service he could find at the moment. Within days he was offered a small part on radio, and his career—which eventually led to comedy writing, and acting in American cinema and television—was launched.

I guess the first characteristic people notice about you is your sense of humor. You really seem to delight in life. Have you ever analyzed why some people have such keen wit?

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March 11, 1967

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