Walter Frederick Morrison

1920 - 2010

Walter Frederick Morrison

Walter Fredrick "Fred" Morrison (January 23, 1920 in Richfield, Utah – February 9, 2010 in Monroe, Utah) was an American inventor and entrepreneur, who invented the Frisbee.Morrison was the son of Dr. Walter F. Morrison, an optometrist practicing in Richfield, UT and a distant cousin of Marion Morrison, AKA John Wayne. Morrison claimed that the original idea for a flying disc toy came to him in 1937, while throwing a popcorn can lid with his girlfriend, Lucile Eleanor "Lu" Nay (1920–1987), whom he later married on April 3, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Frederick Morrison has received more than 149,570 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 301st most popular inventor.

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Among inventors, Walter Frederick Morrison ranks 301 out of 323Before him are Dan Bricklin, Norman Joseph Woodland, Bette Nesmith Graham, Arnold Orville Beckman, Frank J. Sprague, and Granville Woods. After him are Harold Eugene Edgerton, Alfred Carlton Gilbert, Lewis Howard Latimer, Andy Bechtolsheim, Henry J. Kaiser, and Peter Cooper.

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Among people born in 1920, Walter Frederick Morrison ranks 262Before him are Simon Pimenta, Denton Cooley, Richard Quine, Guinn Smith, Keith Andrews, and Laraine Day. After him are Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Duncan Hamilton, Arthur Wint, Jimmy Witherspoon, Alberto Calderón, and Doug Serrurier. Among people deceased in 2010, Walter Frederick Morrison ranks 270Before him are Jorge González, Joseph Kruskal, Eva Ibbotson, Daisuke Gōri, Franco Ballerini, and Nujabes. After him are Maury Chaykin, David Brown, Corey Haim, Zbigniew Gut, Dorothy Janis, and Harvey Pekar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Frederick Morrison ranks 6,823 out of 12,171Before him are Jon Turteltaub (1963), David Rice Atchison (1807), Heather O'Rourke (1975), Laraine Day (1920), Jan Sterling (1921), and Marsha Hunt (1917). After him are Erica Boyer (1956), Jill Stein (1950), Tadd Dameron (1917), Minta Durfee (1889), Daniel Cormier (1979), and Nancy Cartwright (1957).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Walter Frederick Morrison ranks 74Before him are George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (1859), Wilson Greatbatch (1919), Dan Bricklin (1951), Norman Joseph Woodland (1921), Frank J. Sprague (1857), and Granville Woods (1856). After him are Harold Eugene Edgerton (1903), Henry J. Kaiser (1882), Peter Cooper (1791), Robert S. Langer (1948), Robert Metcalfe (1946), and Almon Brown Strowger (1839).