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Walt Disney (1901–1966)

At age 16, during World War I, he lied about his age to join the American Red Cross. He soon returned home, where he won a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. There, he met a fellow animator, Ub Iwerks. The two soon set up their own company. In the early 20s, they made a series of animated shorts for the Newman theater chain, entitled "... See full bio »

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Won 22 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade

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3 Biographical Movies | 26 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 16 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Mr. Disney | Walter Elias Disney | Mickey Mouse | Retlaw Elias Yensid | Retlaw Yensid


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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


Became friends with Charles Chaplin during their respective days at United Arists in the 1930s; Disney credited Chaplin for helping him correctly pace his feature films. See more »


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