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Walter E. Disney

Walt Disney Company

1929 - 1966

Entertainment & Broadcast Media

1920 b. 1901
Born-Died1901 - 1966
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1920

Disney was a pioneer in the family entertainment business. From his ground-breaking introduction of the animated cartoon Steamboat Willie starring Mickey Mouse in 1928 to the launch of the first full-length animated film in 1937 (Snow White), Disney built a media empire. His theme parks, movie studios, and television programs have been instrumental in shaping “Americana.”