Les Clark

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Birthday
17, 1907
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Sep 12, 1979 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1907
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Sep 12, 1979 (71)

About

Animator and cartoonist, most recognized as the first of Disney's Nine Old Men. He was an incredibly fast worker and created Disney's Steamboat Willie in a matter of hours.

Before Fame

He met Walt Disney when he was still a student at Venice High School in LA. After graduating, he worked up the nerve to ask him for a job and, based on his amateur sketches, was given an opportunity.

Trivia

He was also able to direct animated features, including his first, Paul Bunyan, in 1958.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Los Angeles.

Associated With

After a chance encounter with Walt Disney at a candy store, he worked up the nerve to ask him for a job after graduating from High School.