Happy Birthday, Donald!
Donald Duck — the irascible but unflappable waterfowl — was prepared to be feted in grand fashion, as he turned 75 years old on Tuesday, June 9th.
In his 75 years, this feathered anti-hero has tried his hand at more than 100 different professions, but failed at them all. Donald always seems to be short of cash and make a habit of lurching from one misadventure to the next.
But no matter how often thwarted and how deeply humiliated, Donald Duck forges on — which is what has made him such a big hit with his legions of fans.
“He’s a loser, not a quitter, and he’ll go down fighting,” wrote the Disney Company in its description of the beloved character on their website.
Over the years, he’s been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and impressions of his webbed feet grace the sidewalk near Hollywood’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater, along Tinseltown’s other top stars.
And, the achievement that probably would please Donald most, he has appeared in 128 films — more than his nemesis Mickey Mouse.
How does this tie into Clay Aiken…………………..well………..I am sure Clay would want to wish Donald a Happy Birthday!! (Heh…..I love Donald!)