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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 November 1907Utah, USA
Date of Death 12 September 1979Santa Barbara, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameLeslie James Clark

Mini Bio (1)

Les Clark was born on November 17, 1907 in Utah, USA as Leslie James Clark. He is known for his work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Cinderella (1950) and Dumbo (1941). He was married to Georgia Vester and Miriam Lauritzen. He died on September 12, 1979 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Georgia Vester (11 August 1967 - 12 September 1979) (his death)
Miriam Lauritzen (? - 1952) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Was part of the inner circle of Disney animators, known as the "nine old men". The other members are Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Milt Kahl, Marc Davis, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman, Ward Kimball and John Lounsbery.
Les and Miriam Clark produced one biological daughter, Miriam Leslie Clark Weible.
Les Clark adopted Richard, son of first wife Miriam Laurtzen.
Les Clark was the "longest continuously employed member of Walt Disney Productions". (According to John Canemaker's book "Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation")
Employment at Walt Disney Productions from February 23, 1927 to his retirement on September 30, 1975.

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