Ub Iwerks

1901 - 1971

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Ubbe Ert Iwwerks (March 24, 1901 – July 7, 1971), known as Ub Iwerks (), was an American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician. 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 1,699,698 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Ub Iwerks is the 351st most popular film director (down from 310th in 2019), the 2,297th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,036th in 2019) and the 104th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Ub Iwerks ranks 351 out of 1,580Before him are Maya Deren, Ermanno Olmi, Jack L. Warner, Emilio Fernández, Veit Harlan, and Francis Veber. After him are John Guillermin, Samuel Fuller, Marcel Camus, Paolo Sorrentino, J. Lee Thompson, and Peter Yates.

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Among people born in 1901, Ub Iwerks ranks 92Before him are Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, Miklós Nyiszli, George Gallup, Margarete Buber-Neumann, Joe Davis, and Maxwell D. Taylor. After him are Jean Prouvé, Marino Marini, Michel Leiris, Melvyn Douglas, Otto Wächter, and Stella Adler. Among people deceased in 1971, Ub Iwerks ranks 56Before him are Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, John Boyd Orr, Leslie White, and Van Heflin. After him are Dean Acheson, Dita Parlo, T. V. Soong, Viktor Patsayev, John W. Campbell, and Paul Lukas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ub Iwerks ranks 2,297 out of 15,968Before him are Carolyn Jones (1930), Olympia Dukakis (1931), Eazy-E (1964), John G. Thompson (1932), Sam Rockwell (1968), and Bernard Malamud (1914). After him are Christa McAuliffe (1948), Larry Scott (1938), Matthew Ridgway (1895), Michael J. Smith (1945), Max Baer (1909), and Joe Pass (1929).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ub Iwerks ranks 104Before him are Merian C. Cooper (1893), Aaron Russo (1943), Irvin Kershner (1923), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), J. J. Abrams (1966), and Delbert Mann (1920). After him are Samuel Fuller (1912), Edward Zwick (1952), Donald P. Bellisario (1935), Richard Thorpe (1896), John McTiernan (1951), and Curtis Hanson (1945).