by: Alia Teamer
Birth Date: 12-05-1901
Death Date: 12-15-1966
Religious Views: Christian
Political Views: Republican
Hometown: Chicago, illinois
Walt Disneys parents - Flora Call Disney and Elias Disney
Siblings - Four
Wife - Lillian Disney
Children - Diane and Sharon
One of Walt Disney Famous Quotes...
Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois. Walt was one of five children, four boys and a girl. After he was born, the Disney family moved to Missouri. During the fall of 1918, Disney attempted to enlist for military service. He was rejected because he was under age, he was only sixteen years old. So Instead, Walt joined the Red Cross and was sent overseas to France, where he spent a year driving an ambulance and chauffeuring Red Cross officials. Once Walt returned from France, he began to pursue a career in commercial art. He started a small company called Laugh-O-Grams, which fell bankrupt. With his suitcase, and twenty dollars, Walt headed to Hollywood to start over. Walt Disney dreamed of a clean, and organized amusement park, and with time those dreams came true. Disneyland Park opened in 1955. Walt also became a television pioneer, Disney began television production in 1954, and was among the first to present full-color programming with his Wonderful World of Color in 1961.
School of Art institue of Chicago
Kansas City Art Institute
Benton Grammar School
Walt Disney Friends
3 Interesting Facts
1. He dropped out of high school to join the Army
2. Mickey Mouse's original name was "Mortimer"
3. He was the original voice behind Mickey Mouse