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Date of Birth 11 September 1917Tacoma, Washington, USA
Date of Death 2 March 2002San Juan Capistrano, California, USA  (pneumonia)
Birth NameWilliam Berg

Mini Bio (1)

Bill Berg was born in Tacoma, Washington. He began his profession by studying at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles before joining Disney's animation department in 1938 as an apprentice. After working his way up to assistant animator, he moved to the story department in 1943 and began writing and sketching Donald Duck cartoon shorts. Within Disney, he was also a prolific writer. He was behind several of the Jiminy Cricket educational features such as How to Have an Accident in the Home (1956) and 'How to Catch a Cold'. He wrote numerous 'Mickey Mouse Club' shows and many 'Wonderful World of Disney' TV shows. Before retiring in 1988, Berg was behind the syndicated Disney comic strip "Scamp" for many years. His last Disney credit was on the 1989 Disney animated feature, The Little Mermaid (1989). Bill Berg passed away in March 2002, at the age of 84, at his home in San Juan Capistrano.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tommy R. Donovan <underdland@hotmail.com>

Spouse (1)

Lucille (? - 2 March 2002) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (1)

He had a son, Eric, and daughter, Jamia with Lucille.

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