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Disney family

The Disney family were prominent American filmmakers.

Background [ edit ]

The family name, originally d'Isigny ("from Isigny"), is of Norman French derivation, coming from the town of Isigny-sur-Mer. The Disneys, among others, descended from Normans who settled in Ireland around the 11th century.[1]

Elias Disney [ edit ]

Elias Charles Disney (1859–1941) was born in the rural village of Bluevale, in what is now Ontario, Canada, to Irish Protestant immigrants Kepple Elias Disney (1832–1891) and Mary Richardson (1838–1909). Both parents had emigrated from Ireland to Canada as children, accompanying their parents.[2]

Disney married Flora Call on January 1, 1888, in Kismet, Lake County, Florida.[3] The couple had five children:[4]

  • Herbert Arthur Disney (December 8, 1888 – January 29, 1961, aged 72)
  • Raymond Arnold Disney (December 30, 1890 – May 24, 1989, aged 98)
  • Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971, aged 78)
  • Walter "Walt" Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966, aged 65)
  • Ruth Flora Disney (December 6, 1903 – April 7, 1995, aged 91)

Roy O. Disney family [ edit ]

Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971)[5] was an American businessman and co-founder of The Walt Disney Company. Roy was married to Edna Francis from April 1925 until his death.[6]

Their son, Roy Edward Disney (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009[7]), was a longtime senior executive for the Walt Disney Company and the last member of the Disney family to be actively involved in the company. Disney was often compared to his uncle and father. He had two sons and two daughters;[8] his daughter Abigail Disney is a documentary filmmaker.[9][10]

Walt Disney family [ edit ]

Walter "Walt" Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor and film producer who cofounded Disney Brothers Studio with his brother Roy. He received 59 Academy Award nominations, including 22 awards: both totals are records.[11]

He married Lillian Bounds in 1925.[12] Their marriage produced two daughters, Diane (born December 1933) and Sharon (adopted in December 1936, born six weeks previously).[13]

Diane married Ronald William Miller, who became president of Walt Disney Productions in 1980 and CEO in 1983, before being ousted by Roy E. Disney.[14]

Legacy [ edit ]

In 2009, the Walt Disney Family Museum, designed by Disney's daughter Diane and her son Walter E. D. Miller, opened in the Presidio of San Francisco.[15] The museum was established to promote and inspire creativity and innovation and celebrate and study the life of Walt Disney.[16]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Disney Family Crest and Name History." Disney Name History, Name Meaning and Family Crest. Swyrich Corporation, n.d. Web. January 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Barrier, J. Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-19-503759-3.
  3. ^ Walt Disney by Neal Gabler - eBook - Random House at www.randomhouse.com
  4. ^ Barrier, J. Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 9–10. ISBN 978-0-19-503759-3.
  5. ^ Jones, Jack (December 21, 1971). "Roy O. Disney". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  6. ^ Daniel (August 1, 2009). "Disney's Magic Makers: Edna Francis Disney". Netcot.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  7. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn C.; Bates, James (December 17, 2009). "Roy Edward Disney dies at 79; nephew of Walt helped revive animation". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on August 12, 2018. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  8. ^ "Roy E. Disney Dies at 79; Rejuvenated Animation". The New York Times. December 17, 2009.
  9. ^ "Women, War & Peace ~ About the Producers : Wide Angle". Pbs.org. January 21, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  10. ^ "About". Fork Films. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  11. ^ "Nominee Facts – Most Nominations and Awards"(PDF). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original(PDF) on April 2, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  12. ^ "Walt Disney dies of cancer at 65". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. December 16, 1966. p. 1.
  13. ^ Barrier, J. Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 102, 131. ISBN 978-0-19-503759-3.
  14. ^ Stewart, James (2005). DisneyWar. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-80993-1.
  15. ^ "About Us". The Walt Disney Family Museum. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  16. ^ admin (2013-11-19). "The Walt Disney Family Museum Mourns the Loss of Diane Disney Miller". The Walt Disney Family Museum. Retrieved 2017-12-09.

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