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Overview (3)

Born in Woods County, Oklahoma, USA
Died in Houston, Texas, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameCornelius Vanderbilt Wood Jr.

Spouse (2)

Joanne Dru (29 December 1972 - 14 March 1992) (his death)
Mary Margaret Dickinson (20 June 1943 - 1960) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Brother-in-law of Peter Marshall and Laurie Marshall.
Uncle-in-law of Pete LaCock and Suzanne LaCock.
Stepfather of Dick Haymes Jr..
As Walt Disney's vice president and general manager of Disneyland, he spent two years researching the viability of the theme park, and chose the site on which it was built. Left Disney in 1956 to form Marco Engineering, providing market research, design, engineering, and construction to the leisure industry.
Bought London Bridge in 1969 for $2.46 million, then spent an additional $7.5 million moving it from London, England, to Lake Havasu, Arizona.

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