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12-13-2008, 07:19 AM
Dec. 13, 1917 – Country singer/movie star Wesley Tuttle, who would yodel as one of the dwarfs in Disney’s 1937 “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” was born in Lamar, Co.
Dec. 13, 1925 – Actor Dick Van Dyke, who narrated the 2001 TV special “Walt: The Man Behind the Myth,” and portrayed Bert in Disney’s 1964 feature “Mary Poppins,” and hosted the TV specials “Florida’s Disney Decade,” and “Donald Duck’s 50th Birthday” in 1984, was born in West Plains, Missouri.
Dec. 13, 1926 – Disney’s Alice Comedy “Alice’s Brown Derby” was released.
Dec. 13, 1940 – Disney’s Donald Duck cartoon “Fire Chief” was released.
Dec. 13, 1941 – Actor-singer & TV host John Davidson was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. His live-action Disney credits include “The Happiest Millionaire” (1967) and “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band” (1968).
Dec. 13, 1955 – The Mickey Mouse Club aired the episode “Today is Guest Star Day” on ABC-TV.
Dec. 13, 1957 – Actor Steve Buscemi, the voice of Randall Boggs in Disney’s 2001 Pixar collaboration “Monsters, Inc.” was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dec. 13, 1959 – Child-actor Johnny Whitaker, who starred in Disney’s 1972 “Napoleon and Samantha,” and “Snowball Express,” was born in Van Nuys, Ca.
Dec. 13, 1966 – Walt’s wife Lily wrote his annual birthday letter to sister Ruth. Her opening words include: “As you have probably surmised things have been a little irregular around here with Walt being ill and so your birthday remembrance from him is a little late. I know it comes with his best wishes that your day was a nice one and the hope that you will find something special to get for yourself with this check.” Lily wrote of her daughters and grandchildren and asures Ruth that her brother will write as soon as he is back in the office. (Walt would pass away two days later.)
Dec. 13, 1971 – Disney’s “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, and Roddy McDowall was released in U.S. theaters.

12-13-2008, 05:33 PM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

12-13-2008, 07:47 PM

12-19-2008, 06:08 PM
Thanks Vince.