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is responsible Walt Disney, Film Genius Is Dead At of is (Continued from Page 1) however, he became a Red Cross ambulance driver and was sent to France. After the war he went to work for a Kansas City advertising firm, then began a $35-a-week job as a cartoonist for a firm there which made slides for projection on theater screens. Disney had mild success with his - own animated cartoon company before coming to Hollywood. He arrived here with one two-year-old suit, a sweater, drawing materials and ?40. After several years of difficulties with distributors, Disney .decided in 1928 to use.his old friend, Mickey Mouse, as the lead character in a series of cartoon sketches called "Steam- boat'Willie." Soon after, Disney was on his way to monumental success. He began a series of cartoons called "Silly Symphonies" em ploying such characters as Donald Duck, Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Minnie Mouse and Pegleg Pete. Later they were to TMive way to Snow White, Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, and the rale life .animals of his out door films. Since "Snow White and the even Dwarfs" in 1937, Disney reduced nearly 100 feature- ngth pictures. He starred a elatively unknown actor named ess Parker in two frontier pics --"Davy Crockett, King Wild Frontier" and "Davy rockett arid the River Pi- afes," both of which were mash hits. In Chicago Thursday, former ice president Richard M. ixon said he couldn't Ihink nyone who did more to appiness info the world. "We ay in politics that no man ndispensable, but I doubt if Valt Disney will ever be eplaced." Disney's family announced hat his funeral would be irivate --family only. The entrepreneur of make- lelieve ' is survived by his widow, Lillian, and two married daughters, Mrs. Ronald ind Mrs. Robert Brown. 1 9 6 5 Olds. 98 4-Door Sedan

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  1. The Daily Messenger,
  2. 16 Dec 1966, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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