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Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Voice for Donald

Clarence Nash was just a local DJ in Los Angeles who did funny voices on the radio. One of his listeners, however, believed he could be more. Clarence Nash's lucky break came when Walt Disney hired him to bring his distinctive voice to his cartoons. But what character would Mr. Nash voice?

Someone at the studio suggested that Mr. Nash provide the voice of a "girl duck". Walt went over it in his head. Girl duck.... girl duck... It didn't seem quite right until it dawned on Mr. Disney- what about a boy duck? The world would soon be introduced to this "boy duck" voiced by Mr. Nash- Donald Duck was born! Despite his bad attitude and "fowl" temper, Donald became a star and Mr. Nash became known forever more as Clarence "Ducky" Nash.