Walt Disney

Walt Disney, 1946

Walt Disney, 1946

Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Wikipedia

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Walt Disney wins the first of his Academy AwardsWalt Disney wins the first of his Academy Awards Sat, Nov 19, 1932 – Page 6 · The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, Missouri) · Newspapers.comMedal Awarded To Walt Disney for distinguished service to childrenMedal Awarded To Walt Disney for distinguished service to children Thu, Dec 21, 1933 – Page 23 · The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) · Newspapers.comWalt Disney visits Hawaii, 1934Walt Disney visits Hawaii, 1934 Thu, Aug 16, 1934 – 1 · Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii) · Newspapers.comWalt Disney talking about Walt Disney talking about "Snow White" Mon, Jul 26, 1937 – 6 · Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tennessee) · Newspapers.comImage of Walt Disney and the clay models used by artists in his production of Image of Walt Disney and the clay models used by artists in his production of "Snow White" Sat, Apr 2, 1938 – Page 8 · Valley Morning Star (Harlingen, Texas) · Newspapers.com"Walt Disney will be regarded as one of the most significant American artists" for "Snow White" Sun, Jan 2, 1938 – Page 9 · The Zanesville Signal (Zanesville, Ohio) · Newspapers.com"What Walt Disney Learned from 'Snow White'" Thu, Mar 31, 1938 – Page 12 · The Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) · Newspapers.comFantasia is new form of artFantasia is new form of art Fri, Nov 15, 1940 – Page 12 · The Bakersfield Californian (Bakersfield, California) · Newspapers.comWalt Disney designed fighting insigniasWalt Disney designed fighting insignias Sun, Apr 26, 1942 – Page 53 · The Minneapolis Star (Minneapolis, Minnesota) · Newspapers.comOpening of Disneyland, 1955Opening of Disneyland, 1955 Sun, Aug 14, 1955 – 60 · The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida) · Newspapers.comAd for Walt Disney's Sleeping BeautyAd for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty Mon, Apr 27, 1959 – 66 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.comMarch 16, 1964: Walt Disney unveils his plans for St. LouisMarch 16, 1964: Walt Disney unveils his plans for St. Louis Mon, Mar 16, 1964 – Page 1 · St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) · Newspapers.comDisneyland long a dream of Walt DisneyDisneyland long a dream of Walt Disney Fri, Jul 15, 1955 – Page 46 · Long Beach Independent (Long Beach, California) · Newspapers.comWalt Disney diesWalt Disney dies Fri, Dec 16, 1966 – Page 1 · The Greenville News (Greenville, South Carolina) · Newspapers.comWalt Disney dies following collapseWalt Disney dies following collapse Fri, Dec 16, 1966 – Page 40 · The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana) · Newspapers.comPeople react to Walt Disney's deathPeople react to Walt Disney's death Fri, Dec 16, 1966 – Page 5 · The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida) · Newspapers.comWalt Disney created simple tales with happy endingsWalt Disney created simple tales with happy endings Sat, Dec 17, 1966 – Page 4 · Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, New Mexico) · Newspapers.comWalt Disney's death won't stop theme park plans in OrlandoWalt Disney's death won't stop theme park plans in Orlando Fri, Dec 16, 1966 – Page 1 · The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida) · Newspapers.comWalt Disney World opening dayWalt Disney World opening day Fri, Oct 1, 1971 – 1 · Orlando Evening Star (Orlando, Florida) · Newspapers.comWalt Disney was Mickey Mouse's voice, his alter egoWalt Disney was Mickey Mouse's voice, his alter ego Thu, Jan 6, 1977 – 21 · The Jackson Sun (Jackson, Tennessee) · Newspapers.com
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