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Birth Name: Walt Disney
Born: 12/05/1901
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death Place: Burbank, California, USA
Died: 12/15/1966

Born on Dec. 5, 1901 in Chicago, IL, Disney was raised by his father, Elias, a former itinerant gold seeker who settled down to become a part-time preacher, carpenter and small-time building contractor, and his mother, Flora, a schoolteacher. When he was four years old, Disney moved with his family to Marceline, MO. It was there that he first began developing a love for drawing and even sold his first pictures to a retired doctor who asked him to draw his horse. In 1911, the family was on the move again; this time settling in Kansas City, where Disney first came into contact with vaudeville and the burgeoning world of motion pictures. While in Kansas City, he took his first steps toward bec... Continue Bio >>

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