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Date of Birth 7 February 1934Rockford, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 30 July 2015Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA  (complications from heart failure and Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameJohn William Culhane
Nickname Flying John

Mini Bio (1)

John Culhane was born on February 7, 1934 in Rockford, Illinois, USA as John William Culhane. He was a writer, known for The Wonderful Stories of Professor Kitzel (1972), The Making of 'Aladdin': A Whole New World (1992) and The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears (1983). He was married to Hind Noel Rassam. He died on July 30, 2015 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA.

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Hind Noel Rassam (27 August 1960 - 31 July 2015) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (2)

He is caricatured in two Walt Disney animated feature films. In The Rescuers (1977) he is "Mr. Snoops". In the "Rhapsody in Blue" sequence of Fantasia 2000 (1999) he is "Flying John".
In 1983, Culhane wrote a whole book on the making of Fantasia (1940).

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