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Walt Disney

1901 - 1966

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Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American animator, film producer, and entrepreneur. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, he holds the record for most Academy Awards earned and nominations by an individual. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walt Disney has received more than 31,409,537 page views. His biography is available in 158 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 150 in 2019). Walt Disney is the most popular producer, the 28th most popular biography from United States (down from 27th in 2019) and the most popular American Producer.

Walt Disney is most famous for founding the Walt Disney Company and being the creative force behind films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and Fantasia.

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  • 158

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  • 8.54

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  • 6.36

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Among producers, Walt Disney ranks 1 out of 89After him are Harvey Weinstein, Carlo Ponti, Dino De Laurentiis, Phil Spector, René Angélil, Rick Rubin, Jerry Bruckheimer, David O. Selznick, Simon Cowell, Louis B. Mayer, and Albert R. Broccoli.

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Among people born in 1901, Walt Disney ranks 2Before him is Hirohito. After him are Marlene Dietrich, Werner Heisenberg, Louis Armstrong, Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Linus Pauling, Clark Gable, Rudolf Höss, and Sukarno. Among people deceased in 1966, Walt Disney ranks 1After him are André Breton, Georges Lemaître, Alberto Giacometti, Anna Akhmatova, Buster Keaton, Ken Miles, Sergei Korolev, Peter Debye, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, and Sayyid Qutb.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walt Disney ranks 28 out of 18,182Before him are Hillary Clinton (1947), Ronald Reagan (1911), Michael Jackson (1958), Ernest Hemingway (1899), Joe Biden (1942), and George Washington (1732). After him are Aretha Franklin (1942), Martin Scorsese (1942), Al Pacino (1940), Pocahontas (1595), Mark Twain (1835), and Cher (1946).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Walt Disney ranks 1After him are Harvey Weinstein (1952), Phil Spector (1939), Rick Rubin (1963), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), David O. Selznick (1902), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Joel Silver (1952), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Aaron Spelling (1923), Irving Thalberg (1899), and Darryl F. Zanuck (1902).