Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class made by Clare G.
Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901 and died December 15,1966
significant events in history that affected Walt's life
- World War II
- The Great Depression
- Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor
Growing up Walt had 3 brothers , Herbert, Raymond, Roy, and one sister Ruth. Walt also started school when he was 7. When he was younger his family did not have very much money.
People who influenced Walt's life
Ruth Disney- Inspired him to be creative.
- Mickey Mouse's original name was going to be Mortimer but Walt's wife disagreed.
- Neither Mickey Mouse nor the famed “Walt Disney” signature were actually ever drawn by Walt Disney himself.
- Walt Disney successfully create the worlds most well known amusement park system.
- Between 1931 and 1968, Walt Disney won 32 Academy Awards and still holds the record for most individual Academy Awards won.
- Won an Honorary award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs