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Roy O. Disney

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Roy O. Disney (left) and Mickey Mouse (right) dedicate Walt Disney World on October 25, 1971.

Source: startedbyamouse.com

Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971) was an American businessman, becoming the partner and co-founder, along with his younger brother Walt Disney, of Walt Disney Productions, now known as The Walt Disney Company.

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  • Preceded by: office created
  • Succeeded by: Donn Tatum
  • Preceded by: Walt Disney
  • Succeeded by: Donn Tatum
  • Preceded by: Walt Disney
  • Succeeded by: Donn Tatum
  • Born: Roy Oliver Disney June 24, 1893 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: December 20, 1971 (aged 78) Burbank, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, U.S.
  • Spouse(s): Edna Francis (m. 1925–71) (his death)
  • Relations: Walter Elias Disney (brother) Ruth Flora Disney (sister)
  • Children: Roy E. Disney (1930-2009)
  • Parents: Elias Disney Flora Call Disney
  • Occupation: Entertainment industry executive
  • Religion: Christian (Congregationalist)

Read more about Roy O. Disney at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Disney heiress calls CEO Bob Iger's $65.6-million pay package 'insane'
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-04-22 22:15:00
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger’s compensation has a major critic who shares the founder’s name. Philanthropist and documentarian Abigail Disney, who is grandniece of Walt Disney and granddaughter of co-founder Roy O. Disney, sharply rebuked Iger’s most recent pay package as “insane,”...

Roy E. Disney Passes Away
Entertainment Tonigh, 2009-12-16 19:22:00
Roy E. Disney, nephew of Walt Disney, has died at the age of 79. Disney passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 16, after a battle with cancer, a spokesman for Disney's company Shamrock Holdings told the Los Angeles Times. Born in the 1930s, the younger Disney was a writer and producer ...

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