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, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walt Disney has received more than 26,211,992 page views. His biography is available in 150 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 149 in 2019). Walt Disney is the most popular producer, the 27th most popular biography from United States (down from 26th 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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Among producers, Walt Disney ranks 1 out of 89After him are Harvey Weinstein, Carlo Ponti, Dino De Laurentiis, Simon Cowell, Jerry Bruckheimer, Phil Spector, Rick Rubin, Aaron Spelling, David O. Selznick, Gene Roddenberry, and René Angélil.

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Among people born in 1901, Walt Disney ranks 1After him are Hirohito, Werner Heisenberg, Louis Armstrong, Marlene Dietrich, Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Linus Pauling, Sukarno, Rudolf Höss, and Clark Gable. Among people deceased in 1966, Walt Disney ranks 1After him are André Breton, Buster Keaton, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Lemaître, Anna Akhmatova, Sergei Korolev, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, and Giuseppe Farina.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walt Disney ranks 27 out of 15,968Before him are Mark Twain (1835), Pocahontas (1595), Ronald Reagan (1911), Bruce Lee (1940), Martin Scorsese (1942), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882). After him are James K. Polk (1795), Michael Jackson (1958), Clint Eastwood (1930), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Charles Lindbergh (1902), and Al Pacino (1940).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

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