Walt Disney Biography

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American business magnate, cartoonist, and filmmaker. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he and his brother Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company.

As an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created various fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Disney himself was the original voice for Mickey. During his lifetime, he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record of four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Walt Disney
Full Name:
Walter Elias Disney
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Animator, Film director, Voice Actor, Entertainer, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Editor
Ethnicity:
Irish Canadian, German American
Religion:
Christianity
Date of Birth:
December 5, 1901
Astrological Sign:
Date of Death:
December 15, 1966
Age at Death:
65
Cause of Death:
Circulatory collapse, Lung cancer
Marriages
  • 1925-07-13
    Film producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions Walt Disney (23) weds Lillian Bounds (26) at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston, Idaho
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