Walter Elias Disney (Walt) was born on December 5, 1901 to parents Elias and Flora. The name Elias came from Walt’s great-grandfather Arundel Elias Disney.
Walt Disney was best known for his TV shows, classic Disney films and dreaming up the idea of two Disney theme parks. Walt co-founded Walt Disney Productions with his older brother Roy Oliver Disney.
Sadly Walt Disney passed away on December 15, 1966 of lung cancer in Burbank, California. Today would have been Walt’s 109th birthday.
Thank you Walt for all of your hard work and creativity and happy birthday to you!