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Walt Disney


Walt Disney who is born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, IL is a famous Entrepreneur. The age of Walt Disney is # year old. The birth sign of Walt Disney is Sagittarius.

BirthdayDecember 5, 1901
Birth SignSagittarius
Net worth : $5 Billion
BirthplaceChicago, IL
Death DateDec 15, 1966, age 65

Personal Information of Walt Disney

  • Birth date :
    December 5, 1901, Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Death date :
    December 15, 1966, Burbank, California, United States
  • Birth place :
  • Profession :
    Film Producer, Screenwriter, Animator, Film director, Entrepreneur, Voice Actor, Entertainer, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Editor
  • Nationality :
    United States of America
  • Spouse :
    Lillian Disney (m. 1925–1966)
  • Children :
    Diane Disney Miller, Sharon Mae Disney
  • Parents :
    Flora Call Disney, Elias Disney
About Walt Disney

An entrepreneur, Walt is born with original name Walter Elias Disney. He worked as voice actor, film producer and animator. He started his career with friend Ub Iwerks joining Kansas City Film Ad Company. His first success came with short cartoon they produced “Newman’s Laugh-O-Grams”. He moved to Hollywood and led the foundation of The Walt Disney Company with Brother Roy but rose to fame creating character “Mickey Mouse” with Iwerks releasing his third short, Steamboat Willie that became popular. He was best known for “Silly Symphonies” in 1929, “Flowers and Trees” in 1932, “Three Little Pigs” in 1933 and “Mickey and Friends” in 1939. Among animated films he produced Pinocchio (1940), Dumbo (1941), Bambi (1942), Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959), 101 Dalmatians (1961) and many. In 1955, he also opened a theme park for children and families to explore and meet animated characters. Unfortunately, he died of lung cancer at the age of 65 in 15 December, 1966 but his fame never ended.
Among many awards, he won 1969 Academy Award posthumously under category Best Short Subject, Cartoons for his work in “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day”.

Walt Disney Before Fame

He was married to Lillian Bounds in 1925 and was blessed with two baby girls; Diane and Sharon.


He holds the record of maximum wins in Academy Award around 22 wins.

Walt Disney Family Life

He was born to Irish family on 5th December, 1901. He was raised by Elias Disney and Flora with his brothers; Herbert, Raymond and Roy. He was second Youngest with Ruth, his sister as fifth child in family. He was fond of making drawings. He attended Park School, Benton Grammer School and McKinley High School. Before fame, he joined Red Cross as ambulance driver and also worked as apprentice artist and as paperboy.

Associated With

He was pictured on commemorative postage stamp issued in his honour on 11th September, 1968.

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