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Walt Disney
Walt Disney on Januar 1, 1954
BornWalter Elias Disney
5 December 1901(1901-12-05)[1]
Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Dee'd15 December 1966(1966-12-15) (aged 65)
Burbank, Californie, U.S.
Cause o daith
Lung cancer
Restin place
Forest Lawn Memorial Pairk,
Glendale, Californie, U.S.
ResidenceBurbank, Californie
EddicationMcKinley Heich Schuil,
Chicago Academy o Fine Arts
ThriftFilm producer,
Co-foonder o
The Walt Disney Company,
formerly kent as
Walt Disney Productions
Years active1920–1966
Hame tounChicago, Illinois
Poleetical pairty
Board member of
The Walt Disney Company
ReleegionChristian (Congregationalist)[2]
Hauf-marrae(s)Lillian Bounds (1925–66)
BairnsDiane Marie Disney
Sharon Mae Disney
PawrentsElias Disney
Flora Call Disney
KinRonald William Miller (son-in-law)
Robert Borgfeldt Brown (son-in-law)
Roy Edward Disney (nephew)
FaimilyHerbert Arthur Disney (brither)
Raymond Arnold Disney (brither)
Roy Oliver Disney (brither)
Ruth Flora Disney (sister)
Awairds7 Emmy Awairds
22 Academy Awairds
Cecil B. DeMille Awaird
Newman Laugh-O-Gram (1921)

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) wis an American movie maker, animator-cartoonist, TV producer, show man, screenwriter, entrepreneur, entertainer, internaitional icon,[3] and philanthropist, weel kent for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20t century. Alang wi his brither Roy O. Disney, he co-foondit the Walt Disney Productions, which later became ane o the best-kent motion picture studios in the warld. The corporation is nou kent as The Walt Disney Company and haes an annual revenue of approximately US$36 billion in the 2010 financial year.[4]

Disney wis parteecularly kent as a movie producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff creatit some o the warld's maist well-kent feectional characters includin Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himsel providit the oreeginal vyce. Durin his lifetime he received fower honorary Academy Awairds an wan 22 Academy Awairds frae a tot o 59 nominations, includin a record fower in ane year,[5] givin him mair awairds an nominations than ony ither individual in history.[6] Disney an aa wan seiven Emmy Awairds an gae his name tae the Disneyland an Walt Disney Warld Resort theme pairks in the U.S., as well as the internaitional resorts lik Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, an Hong Kong Disneyland.

He died on December 15, 1966 frae buff cancer in Burbank, Californie. A year later, construction o the Walt Disney Warld Resort began in Florida. His brither Roy Disney inauguratit the Magic Kinrick on October 1, 1971.


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  1. "Walt Disney". IMDB. Retrieved 21 Mey 2008.
  2. "Walt Disney on Faith". Disneydreamer.com. 17 Julie 1955. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  3. Dave Bryan (13 August 2002). "Walt Disney Helped Wernher von Braun Sell Americans on Space". Associated Press. Archived frae the original on 24 Mey 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  4. "2010 Form 10-K, Walt Disney Company". United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
  5. "Walt Disney Academy awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 21 Mey 2008.
  6. "Results Page – Academy Awards Database". Retrieved 16 Februar 2012.

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