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The Real Man

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:26 AM
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Walt Disney as a real man. Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois to his parents, Elias Disney an Irish Canadian and Flora Call Disney, a German American.   Walt was one of four children.   Walt and his brother Roy and sister Ruth grew up in Chicago, where they attended Benton Grammar School together.   He worked hard throughout his schooling and helped support his family during difficult times.   When Walt was 23 years old, he and his sweetheart, Lilly, were married in Lilly’s hometown in Idaho on July 13, 1925, even though they had very little money at this time in their lives. (Ford NP)   Together they had two daughters, Diane Marie Disney and Sharon Mae Disney.   (www. JustDisney.com NP)   Walt Disney left a legacy of unmatched vision and creativity through his animated films, studios and theme parks before he pasted away on December 17,1966. (Drazon NP)   His brilliant vision has lived on with each generation since his death.


Walt Disney had many accomplishments in his lifetime.   In 1932 he won an Academy Award for "Flowers and Trees" in the best cartoon category. It was the first of 48 Academy Awards, which Disney would win in his celebrated life.   Walt Disney also received more then 950 honors and citations from all nations along with seven Emmys. (“Walter Elias Disney” NP)   Walt Disney worked very hard for all the awards that he received and would continue working even harder with each new project.   When “Steamboat Willie” came out for the first time on September 19,1928, Mickey and Minnie Mouse were born.   Walt Disney Studios was a hit.   Then, when the first full-length movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was released in 1937 it broke all box-office records and Walt Disney Studios became well known nationwide.   But that was just the beginning for Disney.   He has more then fifty full-length movies out today. (DeAngelo NP) In 1955 Disneyland opened when Walt was 55 years old.   He would not stop...


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