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Disney, Walt(er Elias)locked

(b Chicago, IL, Dec 5, 1901; d Burbank, CA, Dec 15, 1966).
  • Christopher Finch

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American film maker, animator, and entrepreneur. Much of his childhood was spent in rural Missouri, but during his adolescence the family moved to Kansas City, where he formed an interest in drawing and in Vaudeville theatre. He received little formal training, but by the age of 18 he was earning his living as a cartoonist, first in print and then in the fledgling field of ...

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