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Walt Disney
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Walt Disney

Entertainment Magnate and Film Pioneer
Creator of Mickey Mouse
Walt Disney

Walter Elias Disney

Age

65

Born

Thursday 05 Dec 1901

Died

15 Dec 1966

Walt Disney
Bio Details

Full name

Walter Elias Disney

Gender

Male

Age

65

Date of birth

Thursday 05 Dec 1901

Birth place

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Date of death:

15 Dec 1966

Place of death

Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Cause of death

Lung Cancer

Occupations

Entrepreneur

Theme Park Owner

Business Magnate

Animator

Voice Over Artist

Film Producer

Education

McKinley High School, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, United States

What's in a name?

While travelling by train from New York to L.A. in the 1920's, Walt showed his wife a sketch of a character he had created - 'Mortimer Mouse'.  Lillian made a face, commenting "Not Mortimer, it's too formal. How about Mickey?".

The Brightest Star

As well as having two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - one for motion pictures and one for television - there are also a number of stars dedicated to Walt's creations and other Disney characters.  You can find stars for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snow White, Tinkerbell & Winnie The Pooh.  Mickey Mouse's induction into the Walk of Fame was the first ever star placed for an animated character.

The Honourable Walt

The Walt Disney Family Museum records that Walt, along with members of his staff, received more than 950 honors and citations from throughout the world.  Among the honours for Walt are honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.  As well as this, in 1980 a minor planet was discovered and named '4017 Disneya'.

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho

When he won the special award Oscar for 'significant screen innovation' for the feature length animation 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves',  Walt received one statuette and seven miniature statuettes on a stepped base.

Oscars

1932 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- Flowers and Trees
1932 - SPECIAL AWARD To Walt Disney for the creation of "Mickey Mouse."
1933 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- The Three Little Pigs
1934 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- The Tortoise and the Hare
1935 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- Three Orphan Kittens
1936 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- The Country Cousin 
1937 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- The Old Mill
1938 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- Ferdinand the Bull 

Oscars continued...

1938 - SPECIAL AWARD -- Snow White & the Seven Dwarves
1939 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- The Ugly Duckling
1941 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- Lend a Paw
1941 - SPECIAL AWARD -- Fantasia
1941 - IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARD
1942 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- Der Fuehrer's Face
1948 - SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel) -- Seal Island 
1950 - SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel) -- In Beaver Valley 
1951 - SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel) -- Nature's Half Acre 
1952 - SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel) -- Water Birds

even more Oscars.....

1953 - DOCUMENTARY (Feature) -- The Living Desert 
1953 - DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) -- The Alaskan Eskimo
1953 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom
1953 - SHORT SUBJECT (Two-reel) -- Bear Country
1954 - DOCUMENTARY (Feature) -- The Vanishing Prairie
1955 - DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) -- Men against the Arctic 
1958 - SHORT SUBJECT (Live Action) -- Grand Canyon 
1968 - SHORT SUBJECT (Cartoon) -- Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day 

Golden Globes

1948 - SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Bambi
1953 - CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD
1954 - SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - The Living Desert

Walt Disney Siblings

Herbert Arthur Disney

Brother

Raymond Arnold Disney

Brother

Roy Oliver Disney

Brother

Ruth Flora Beecher

Sister

Partners of 
Walt Disney

Lillian Marie Disney

Married

2 children together

13 Jul 1925

Walt Disney Children

Diane Marie Miller

born 1933, died 2013, age 79
with Lillian Marie Disney

Sharon Mae Lund

born 1936, died 1993, age 56
adopted with Lillian Marie Disney

Walt Disney Partner(s) Other Children

Trivia

Walt Disney Family

Walt Disney's parents:

Walt Disney's father was Elias Charles Disney Walt Disney's mother was Flora Disney


Walt Disney's children:

Walt Disney's daughter was Diane Marie Miller Walt Disney's adopted daughter was Sharon Mae Lund


Walt Disney's current partners:

Walt Disney's wife was Lillian Marie Disney


Walt Disney's siblings:

Walt Disney's brother was Herbert Arthur Disney Walt Disney's brother was Raymond Arnold Disney Walt Disney's brother was Roy Oliver Disney Walt Disney's sister was Ruth Flora Beecher


Walt Disney's nieces and nephews:

Walt Disney's niece was Dorothy Puder Walt Disney's nephew is Charles Elias Disney Walt Disney's nephew was Roy Edward Disney Walt Disney's nephew was Ted Beecher


Walt Disney's grand nieces and grand nephews:

Walt Disney's great nephew was Paul Puder Walt Disney's great niece is Linda Taylor Walt Disney's great nephew was David Puder Walt Disney's great nephew was Charlie Disney Walt Disney's great nephew is Roy Disney III Walt Disney's great niece is Susan Disney Walt Disney's great niece is Abigail Disney Walt Disney's great nephew is Timothy Disney Walt Disney's great nephew is William Beecher Walt Disney's great niece is Pamela Beecher Walt Disney's great nephew is Daniel Beecher


Walt Disney's grandparents:

Walt Disney's grandfather was Charles Call Walt Disney's grandmother was Henrietta Call Walt Disney's grandfather was Kepple Elias Disney Walt Disney's grandmother was Mary Disney


Walt Disney's great grandparents:

Walt Disney's great grandfather was Eber Call Walt Disney's great grandmother was Violette Call Walt Disney's great grandfather was Robert Richardson Walt Disney's great grandmother was Ruth Richardson Walt Disney's great grandfather was Arundel Elias Disney Walt Disney's great grandmother was Marie Disney   Walt Disney's great great grandfather was John Call Walt Disney's great great grandmother was Fanny Call   Walt Disney's 3x great grandfather was John Call Walt Disney's 3x great grandmother was Lucy Call   Walt Disney's 4x great grandfather was Samuel Call Walt Disney's 4x great grandmother was Abigail Call   Walt Disney's 5x great grandfather was John Call Walt Disney's 5x great grandmother was Martha Call


Walt Disney's grandchildren:

Walt Disney's grandson is Christopher Miller Walt Disney's granddaughter is Joanna Miller Walt Disney's granddaughter is Tamara Miller Walt Disney's granddaughter is Jennifer Miller Walt Disney's grandson is Walter Miller Walt Disney's grandson is Ronald Miller Jr. Walt Disney's grandson is Patrick Miller Walt Disney's adopted grandson is Brad Lund Walt Disney's adopted granddaughter is Michelle Lund Walt Disney's adopted adopted granddaughter was Victoria Diane Brown


Walt Disney's uncles and aunts:

Walt Disney's uncle was Kepple Disney Walt Disney's aunt-by-marriage was Mary A Disney Walt Disney's aunt was Addie Jones Walt Disney's aunt was Jessie Perkins Walt Disney's uncle-by-marriage is Albert Perkins Walt Disney's aunt was Julia Henrietta Campbell Walt Disney's uncle-by-marriage was Lawerence M Campbell


Walt Disney's cousins:

Walt Disney's cousin was Margaret Disney


Walt Disney's in laws:

Walt Disney's father in law was Willard Pehall Bounds Walt Disney's mother in law was Nettie Bounds Walt Disney's grandfather in law was James Lovelady Bounds Walt Disney's grandmother in law was Rachel Bounds Walt Disney's grandfather in law was Amos Clark Short Walt Disney's grandmother in law was Ann E. Short Walt Disney's brother in law was Obie Bounds Walt Disney's brother in law was Grover Claude Bounds Walt Disney's brother in law was Harry Hawcroft Bounds Walt Disney's brother in law was Willard Wade Bounds Walt Disney's brother in law was Lloyd James Bounds Walt Disney's sister in law was Hazel Mae Sewell Walt Disney's wife Lillian Marie Disney's aunt in law was Nancy King Walt Disney's wife Lillian Marie Disney's uncle in law was Homer Bounds Walt Disney's wife Lillian Marie Disney's aunt in law was Eliza Ellen Hawcroft Walt Disney's wife Lillian Marie Disney's aunt in law was Birdie Lawrence Walt Disney's wife Lillian Marie Disney's aunt in law was Rosa Campbell Walt Disney's wife Lillian Marie Disney's uncle in law was Walter Short Walt Disney's wife Lillian Marie Disney's uncle in law was Oscar Short Walt Disney's wife Lillian Marie Disney's uncle in law was Allen Short Walt Disney's wife Lillian Marie Disney's aunt in law was Nellie Waldrip Walt Disney's son in law is Ronald William Miller


Walt Disney FameChain Links

Academy Award Winners 1932 - The 5th

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Academy Award Winners 1934 - The 6th

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Academy Award Winners 1935 - The 7th

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Clark Gable 1935

Shirley Temple 1935

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Academy Award Winners 1936 - The 8th

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Bette Davis 1936

John Ford 1936

Charles MacArthur

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Academy Award Winners 1937 - The 9th

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Hal Rosson 1937

Douglas Shearer

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Academy Award Winners 1938 - The 10th

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Spencer Tracy 1938

Luise Rainer 1938

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Academy Award Winners 1939 - The 11th

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Bette Davis 1939

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Academy Award Winners 1940 - The 12th

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Judy Garland 1940

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Academy Award Winners 1942 - The 14th

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Mary Astor 1942

Oscar Hammerstein II 1942

Gary Cooper 1942

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Academy Award Winners 1943 - The 15th

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Greer Garson CBE 1943

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Academy Award Winners 1949 - The 21st

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John Huston 1949

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Academy Award Winners 1951 - The 23rd

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Academy Award Winners 1952 - The 24th

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Academy Award Winners 1954 - The 26th

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Academy Award Winners 1953 - The 25th

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Academy Award Winners 1955 - The 27th

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Academy Award Winners 1956 - The 28th

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Academy Award Winners 1959 - The 31st

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Academy Award Winners 1969 - The 41st

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Barbra Streisand 1969

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Golden Globe Award Winners 1953 - The 10th

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Richard Burton CBE 1953

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Golden Globe Award Winners 1954 - The 11th

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

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