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Ben Sharpsteen (1895–1980)

Ben Sharpsteen was born on November 4, 1895 as Benjamin Sharpsteen. He was a director and producer, known for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Dumbo (1941) and Pinocchio (1940). He died on December 20, 1980 in Sonoma County, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1980 Mickey Mouse Disco (Short)
 1957 Lapland (Documentary short)
 1955 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dumbo (1955)
 1955 Switzerland (Documentary short)
 1952 Water Birds (Documentary short)
 1942 The New Spirit (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1941 Dumbo (supervising director)
 1940 Fantasia (uncredited)
 1940 Pinocchio (supervising director)
 1938 The Fox Hunt (Short)
 1938 Polar Trappers (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 Mickey's Trailer (Short)
 1938 Boat Builders (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (sequence director)
 1937 Pluto's Quin-puplets (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 Clock Cleaners (Short)
 1937 Hawaiian Holiday (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 Moose Hunters (Short)
 1937 Don Donald (Short) (uncredited)
 1937 The Worm Turns (Short)
 1936 Donald and Pluto (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Mickey's Circus (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Moving Day (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 Orphans' Picnic (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Broken Toys (Short)
 1935 Cock o' the Walk (Short)
 1935 On Ice (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Mickey's Fire Brigade (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 The Cookie Carnival (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Mickey's Service Station (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Two-Gun Mickey (Short) (uncredited)
 1920 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Zip (Short)
 1920 The Village Blacksmith (Short)
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Show Show Production manager (12 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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