Entrepreneur, TV Producer
1901 – 1966
Who was Walt Disney?
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American animator, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist, well known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Along with his brother Roy O. Disney, he co-founded the Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation is now known as The Walt Disney Company and had an annual revenue of approximately US$36 billion in the 2010 financial year.
Disney was particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice. During his lifetime he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts like Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.
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- Dec 5, 1901
- Also known as
- Walter Elias "Walt" Disney
- Lillian Disney
(1925/07/13 - 1966/12/15)
- Lillian Disney
- German American
- United States of America
- Benton Grammar School
- Kansas City Art Institute
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Founder, Walt Disney Animation Studios
- Co-Founder, The Walt Disney Company
- Co-Founder, Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists
- Kansas City Film Ad Company
- Founder, Laugh-O-Gram Studio
- Lived in
- Kansas City
- Holmby Hills
- Dec 15, 1966
- Resting place
on July 23, 2013
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