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Ub Iwerks

1901 - 1971

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Ubbe Ert Iwerks (March 24, 1901 – July 7, 1971), known as Ub Iwerks ( UB EYE-wurks), was an American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, known for his work with Walt Disney Animation Studios in general, and for having worked on the development of the design of the character of Mickey Mouse, among others. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Iwerks grew up with a contentious relationship with his father, who abandoned him as a child. Iwerks met fellow artist Walt Disney while working at a Kansas City art studio in 1919. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ub Iwerks has received more than 2,216,580 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Ub Iwerks is the 332nd most popular film director (up from 351st in 2019), the 2,155th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,296th in 2019) and the 95th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Ub Iwerks ranks 332 out of 1,581Before him are Saul Bass, Elem Klimov, Jerome Robbins, Jan de Bont, Marco Bellocchio, and François Ozon. After him are Chantal Akerman, John Boorman, Raúl Ruiz, Park Chan-wook, Edward Zwick, and Makoto Shinkai.

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Among people born in 1901, Ub Iwerks ranks 81Before him are Yang Kaihui, Eric Voegelin, Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, Barbara Cartland, George Gallup, and Hugo Gunckel Lüer. After him are Alexander Fadeyev, Otto Wächter, Nicola Abbagnano, Ödön von Horváth, Maxwell D. Taylor, and Chen Yi. Among people deceased in 1971, Ub Iwerks ranks 51Before him are Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodríguez, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Reinhold Niebuhr, Margaret Bourke-White, and John Boyd Orr. After him are Vladislav Volkov, Duane Allman, Helene Weigel, Van Heflin, Dean Acheson, and J. D. Bernal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ub Iwerks ranks 2,155 out of 18,182Before him are James Franco (1978), Michael Kamen (1948), Gordon Scott (1926), Bob Odenkirk (1962), Eric Carle (1929), and Rubin Carter (1937). After him are Terry Brooks (1944), Bridget Fonda (1964), Mark Margolis (1939), Stacy Keach (1941), Andy Kaufman (1949), and E. E. Cummings (1894).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ub Iwerks ranks 95Before him are King Vidor (1894), Frank Borzage (1894), John Frankenheimer (1930), Walter Lantz (1899), Saul Bass (1920), and Jerome Robbins (1918). After him are Edward Zwick (1952), Samuel Fuller (1912), Russ Meyer (1922), William A. Wellman (1896), Nick Castle (1947), and Gerard Damiano (1928).