Walt disney biography

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Denisse ArriagaWalt Disney

Disney was born on December 5, 1901, at 2156 N. Tripp Avenue in Chicago's Hermosa community area to Irish-Canadian father Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney,who was of German and English descent.

Walt lived most of his childhood in Marceline, Missouri and showed an interest in drawing and art early in his life.The army rejected him in 1918, because hewas underage and instead he joined the Red Cross in France. He returned one year later and wanted to pursue a career in commercial art. After a troubled start, he went to Hollywood at age 21 andslowly, but surely made it to the top of the cartoon world.
On July 13, 1925, Walt married Lillian Bounds and three years later, Mickey Mouse was born. They would also be blessed with two daughters, Dianeand Sharon. 

Disney is particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world's mostwell-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice. During his lifetime he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from atotal of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the...
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