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Also Known As: Roy Edward Disney, Roy Disney Died: December 16, 2009
Born: January 10, 1930 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, producer, film editor, cameraman, tour guide

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1951:
Worked as NBC-TV studio page, Hollywood, CA
1951:
Served as assistant film editor on TV series, "Dragnet"
1957:
Photographed first feature, "Perri"
1952:
Joined Disney as assistant film editor
1964:
Given own production unit at Disney
1967:
Joined board of directors at Disney
1971:
Elected vice-president of 16mm production at Walt Disney Productions in December
1977:
Left staff vice-president position at Disney; became independent producer and private investor (March)
1978:
Became president of Roy E. Disney Productions, Inc.
1979:
Produced first feature, "Pacific High"
1979:
Became chairman of the board of directors for Shamrock Broadcasting Co.
1980:
Became chairman of the board of directors of Shamrock, Inc.
1984:
Resigned from board of directors and chairmanship of Walt Disney Productions (March 9)
1984:
Returned to board of directors (June 22)
1985:
Contributed to script of first feature, "The Black Cauldron" (additional dialogue)
1989:
Executive produced first feature, "Cheetah"
1990:
Executive produced "Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue"
2000:
Executive produced the remake, "Fantasia/2000"
2002:
Produced the animated shot "Destino"; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short
2003:
Resigned from Disney, accusing Michael Eisner of micro-mangement, failures with ABC, and turning the Walt Disney Company into a "rapacious, soul-less" company
2005:
Rejoined the Walt Disney Company as a non voting Director Emeritus and consultant, after the departure of CEO Michael Eisner
2008:
Executive Produced the documentary "Morning Light," with then wife Leslie DeMeuse
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Education

Pomona College: Pomona , California - 1951

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Disney was nominated for an Oscar for the film "Mysteries of the Deep" (1959). He is a member of the 100 Club, the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and belongs to several California Yacht Clubs.

Disney became a trustee of the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (1967).

He became a board of directors member to the Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles.

He is also a member of the advisory board of directors of the St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.

Disney served as a member of the US Naval Academy Sailing Squadron in Annapolis MD.

He is a fellow at the University of Kentucky.

Disney is a member of the Directors Guild of the American West.

He is also a member of the Writers Guild of America.

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wife:
Patricia Ann Disney.

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uncle:
Walt Disney. Animator, producer, studio executive. Born December 5, 1905; died December 15, 1966; founder of Disney empire.
father:
Roy Oliver Disney. Executive producer.
mother:
Edna D Disney.
son:
Roy Patrick Disney.
daughter:
Susan Margaret Disney.
daughter:
Abigail Edna Disney.
son:
Timothy John Disney.
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