Walter Lantz

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Birthday
27, 1899
Birthplace
New Rochelle, NY
Death Date
Mar 22, 1994 (94)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1899
Birthplace
New Rochelle, NY
Death Date
Mar 22, 1994 (94)

About

Well known for creating the famous character Woody Woodpecker. He was presented with a special Oscar from the Academy for bringing joy and laughter to many people.

Before Fame

After watching his first animated short Gertie the Dinosaur, he became inspired to create characters and design and produce his own cartoons.

Trivia

In 1986, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Family Life

He was married to Grace Stafford until her death in 1992.

Associated With

He and Charles Dana Gibson both attended the Art Students League of New York, which he was able to attend after a wealthy benefactor paid his tuition.