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Roy E Disney

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Birthday
10, 1930
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Dec 16, 2009 (79)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
10, 1930
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Dec 16, 2009 (79)

About

Nephew of the legendary animator Walt Disney. He was a senior executive at The Walt Disney Company for many years.

Before Fame

He began working with Disney as an assistant director and producer on the True-Life Adventures series after graduating from college in 1951.

Trivia

He helped make blockbuster animated films like The Lion King as the head of Disney's animation department and also led drives to change executives he saw as unfit to lead.

Family Life

He was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Roy Oliver Disney, the leader of Disney Studio's business side. He was married to Patricia Ann Dailey from 1955 until their divorce in 2007. He was then married to Leslie DeMeuse Disney from 2008 until his death in 2009. He had a son named Roy Patrick Disney.

Associated With

He led the shareholder revolt that ousted Walt's son-in-law from the helm of the studio and replaced him with Michael Eisner .