Walt Essay

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This article is about Walt Disney, the person. For the company he founded, see The Walt Disney Company. For other uses, see Walt Disney (disambiguation). Walt Disney Walt Disney on January 1, 1954 Born Walter Elias Disney December 5, 1901[1] Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Died December 15, 1966 (aged 65) Burbank, California, U.S. Cause of death Lung cancer Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S. Residence Burbank, California Nationality American Education McKinley High School, Chicago Academy of Fine Arts Occupation Film producer, Co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, formerly known as Walt Disney Productions Years active 1920–1966 Home town Chicago, Illinois Political party Republican Board member of The Walt Disney Company Religion Christian (Congregationalist)[2] Spouse(s) Lillian Bounds (1925–66) Children Diane Marie Disney Sharon Mae Disney Parents Elias Disney Flora Call Disney Relatives Ronald William Miller (son-in-law) Robert Borgfeldt Brown (son-in-law) Roy Edward Disney (nephew) Family Herbert Arthur Disney (brother) Raymond Arnold Disney (brother) Roy Oliver Disney (brother) Ruth Flora Disney (sister) Awards 7 Emmy Awards 22 Academy Awards Cecil B. DeMille Award Signature Walter Elias "Walt" Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American animator, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon,[3] 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.[4] Disney was

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