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Walt Disney

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Full name: Walter Elias Disney

Date and place of birth: December 5th 1901 in Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Elias Disney and Flora Call

Spouse: Lilian Bounds - married June 12th 1925

Daughters: Diane Marie and Sharon Mae

Siblings: Herbert, Raymond, Roy and Ruth

Origin of the surname Disney: From the French d'Isigny (from Isigny), a town in Calvados, Normandy, renamed Isigny-sur-Mer in 1924.

Childhood jobs: Newspaper delivery boy and sweets salesman

First job: Commercial artist with an advertising company

First animated feature film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Last animated feature film: The Jungle Book (1967)

Bonus fun fact: Walt Disney earned more Oscars (22 competitive awards and 4 honorary awards) and nominations (59) than any other individual in history.

Quotes

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

"If you can dream it, you can do it."

"I don't make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures."

"I'd rather entertain and hope that people learn, than teach and hope that people are entertained."



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