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Walt Disney

Walt Disney founded the animation and entertainment empire which still bears his name, and which now spans movies, television, animation and Disneyland theme parks around the world. W…

Walt Disney Biography

Walt Disney Born: 1901Birthplace: Chicago, Ill. Art of animation—Animation pioneer, invented the multiplane camera in 1937. This advanced camera created three-dimen…

Disney, Walt

(Encyclopedia) Disney, Walt (Walter Elias Disney) dĭz´nē [key], 1901–66, American movie producer and pioneer in animated cartoons, b. Chicago. He grew up in Missouri, in the small town of Marceline and ...

Collodi, Carlo

(Encyclopedia) Collodi, Carlo kär´lō kōl-lô´dē [key], pseud. of Carlo Lorenzini lōrāntsē´nē [key], 1826–90, Italian author. A prolific journalist, he also wrote didactic tales for child...

Graves, Michael

(Encyclopedia) Graves, Michael, 1934–2015, American architect, b. Indianapolis, Ind., educated at the Univ. of Cincinnati and Harvard. He taught at Princeton from 1962 to 2002. Graves was a member of the Ne...

Stokowski, Leopold

(Encyclopedia) Stokowski, Leopold stəkŏf´skē [key], 1882–1977, American conductor, b. London. Stokowski studied in England and at the Paris Conservatory. He was organist and choirmaster at St. Bartholo...

Cirque du Soleil

(Encyclopedia) Cirque du Soleil, [Fr.,=circus of the sun], innovative Canadian circus, est. 1984, with headquarters in Montreal. The best-known exemplar of cirque nouveau, Cirque du Soleil is a mixture of spe...

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

(Encyclopedia) Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1919 by William Andrews Clark, Jr. After his death the Southern California Symphony Association was formed in 1934 to sponsor the orchestra. It wa...

Taylor, Deems

(Encyclopedia) Taylor, Deems (Joseph Deems Taylor), 1885–1966, American composer and music critic, b. New York City, grad. New York Univ., 1906. After other journalistic posts he was music critic (1921–25...

Lucas, George W., Jr.

(Encyclopedia) Lucas, George W., Jr., 1944–, American film director, producer, and writer, b. Modesto, Calif. Although Lucas's first film, THX-1138 (1970), was not successful, his next two, Amer...