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Date of Birth 7 December 1904Watonga, Oklahoma, USA
Date of Death 20 February 1985Glendale, California, USA  (leukemia)
Birth NameClarence Charles Nash
Nickname Ducky
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Clarence Nash was born on December 7, 1904 in Watonga, Oklahoma, USA as Clarence Charles Nash. He was an actor, known for The Three Caballeros (1944), Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947) and Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983). He was married to Margaret Seamans. He died on February 20, 1985 in Glendale, California, USA.

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Margaret Seamans (25 January 1930 - 20 February 1985) (his death) (2 children)

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The voice of Donald Duck

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Voice of 'Donald Duck' for 50 years
Voiced Daisy Duck, Donald's girlfriend; and Huey, Dewey, and Louie, his nephews, in a higher octave.
4th cousin twice removed of Scott Trimble.
He based Donald Duck's voice on a sound made by his pet goat Mary, who would make a "wa-ah-ah-ah" sound whenever she needed to be fed by bottle. In fact, it was a goat, not a duck, that he was playing on the radio when Disney heard him for the first time.
He dubbed the voice of Donald Duck into French, Spanish, Portugese, Japanese, German and Chinese. None of these languages could he understand - Nash had the words written out phonetically and gabbled them in 'Duckspeak'.
He also did the voice of Jiminy Cricket after Cliff Edwards died.
Scuba divers coined the affect of helium gas on the human voice as "The Donald Duck Effect".
Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press).
Besides doing many character voices in cartoons, Nash also supplied the bird sounds in the Tiki Room at Disneyland.
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.
When Nash began working at Disney on December 2, 1933 the studio had 125 employees. His starting salary was $35 per week. When he left in 1984, it had 20,000.

Personal Quotes (1)

Daisy Duck was Donald's perfect match. She was the only cartoon character who could match Donald's temperament and spirit.

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