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11-04-2008, 05:20 AM
Nov. 4, 1895 – Ben Sharpsteen, the director of many Disney films including “Pinocchio” and “Dumbo”, was born in Tacoma, Washington.
Nov. 4, 1916 – Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite appeared in the 1981 TV special “Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream” and the 1989 broadcast of the opening of Disney-MGM Studios, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Nov. 4, 1918 – Actor Art Carney, best known for his role of Ed Norton on TV’s “The Honeymooners,” was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y. His Disney credits include the 1976 TV special “Christmas in Disneyland.”
Nov. 4, 1918 – Red Cross volunteer Walt Disney returned to Camp Scott after recuperating at home from influenza. (An influenza epidemic would soon spread throughout the world.) Camp Scott was a Red Cross training facility located near the University of Chicago. Upon arrival, Walt was sent by train to Camp King in Connecticut, to await transport to France. He would be part of Company A of the Automotive and Mechanical section. (The world war would end before Walt ever reached France.)
Nov. 4, 1938 – Disney’s Donald Duck cartoon “Donald’s Golf Game” was released.
Nov. 4, 1940 – Daisy Duck made her 1st appearance in print in the “Donald Duck” Sunday strip.
Nov. 4, 1944 – Linda Gray, one of the most popular voice-over artists in the modern era of animation, was born in California. Among her credits are Disney’s “Darkwing Duck,” “Duck Tales,” and “Tale Spin.” (The bulk of Gary’s work was with the Filmation Studio.)
Nov. 4, 1946 – Walt Disney wrote his annual birthday letter to his younger sister Ruth (who will turn 43 on Dec.6). The letter and its enclosed check is being sent earlier than usual because he is leaving this day for the premiere of “Song of the South” in Atlanta. Walt explains how after the premiere he’ll be flying up to N.Y. to board the Queen Elizabeth for a trip to England and Ireland. He’ll be gathering background material in Ireland for a new picture about leprechauns.
Nov. 4, 1949 – Disney’s Pluto cartoon “Sheep Dog” was released.
Nov. 4, 1950 – Actor John Vickery, the original Scar in Disney’s Broadway musical “The Lion King,” was born in Alameda, Ca. (Sci-fi fans know him for his Star Trek role of Rusot.)

11-04-2008, 08:46 AM

11-04-2008, 11:40 AM
Thank you:thumbsup:

11-04-2008, 02:24 PM
Thank You Vince, ;)

11-04-2008, 07:03 PM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey: