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Walter Lantz

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Lantz in 1990, with paintings of Woody Woodpecker.

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Walter Benjamin Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994) was an American cartoonist, animator, film producer, and director, best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker.

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  • Born: Walter Benjamin Lantz April 27, 1899 New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
  • Died: March 22, 1994 (aged 94) Burbank, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart failure
  • Occupation: Animator, producer, director, screenwriter, actor
  • Years active: 1916 - 1982
  • Religion: Christian
  • Spouse(s): Doris Hollister (div. 1940) Grace Stafford (1940-1992)
  • Children: John F. Lantz
  • Awards: Academy Honorary Award 1979 Lifetime Achievement Winsor McCay Award 1973 Lifetime Achievement

Read more about Walter Lantz at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Walter Lantz Foundation makes donation to LMU
Variety, 2012-02-28 13:18:02
Film News: Funds from Woody Woodpecker creator will be used for animation lab

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