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Walter Disney, Entrepreneur

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Alexis Warnick

on 27 September 2012

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Walt Disney, Entrepreneur Walt dropped out of school at the age of sixteen. Studied art and phtotography at Mckinley
Highschool in Chicago Previous Work Expeience Moved back to Kansas in 1919 to be a newspaper artist, but was rejected. At age 16 joined the army. He was not accepted in and then became an ambulance driver. Road to Success Began company called Laugh-O-Grams, promoting his "Alice Comedies", which eventually fell bankrupt. Walter took his idea to Hollywood for a fresh start and was successful. Walter won his first Academy Award in 1932 for the production "Flowers and Trees" "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", the first full-length animated feature was later produced as well as plenty more full-length musicla features in the following five years. Personal History Walter spent his childhood in Missouri with his mother, father, and older brother Roy. He married one of his first employees Lillian Bounds and they had two daughters, Diane and Sharon. Entrepreneruship Ultimately fulfilling his own dreams, Walt Disney opened up the Disneyland Park in 1955. Walt Disney is the type of risk taker that keeps the economy moving. He created countless jobs with the creation of his companies and amusement park and continues to employ people now even after he has passed along. Additional Information Though he never saw it, his face was featured on a 6 cent postage stamp Though rumors say he was frozen after he died he was actually cremated, and then his remains were buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. At times, Walt Disney used the names "Retlaw Elias Yensid" or "Retlaw Yensid". These are both his real name spelled backwards. In the movie "Fantasia", Disney named the sorcerer "Yen Sid"- the letters of "Disney" reversed. Even though Disney passed away his company is still wildly profitable. They still own both Disney World and Disney Land, as well as Disney Lands in Tokyo and Paris. After His Death Educational Background
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