Roy O. Disney

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Roy O. Disney
Roy O. Disney with Company at Press Conference.jpg
Disney in 1965
Co-founder and First CEO of The Walt Disney Company
In office
1929 (1929)–1971 (1971)
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded byDonn Tatum
President of The Walt Disney Company
In office
1945 (1945)–1968 (1968)
Preceded byWalt Disney
Succeeded byDonn Tatum
Personal details
Born
Roy Oliver Disney

(1893-06-24)June 24, 1893
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedDecember 20, 1971(1971-12-20) (aged 78)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Cause of deathStroke
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Edna Francis (m. 1925)
RelationsSee Disney family
ChildrenRoy E. Disney
MotherFlora Call Disney
FatherElias Disney
OccupationEntertainment industry executive

Roy Oliver Disney (/ˈdɪzni/;[1] June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971)[2] was an American businessman. He was the co-founder of The Walt Disney Company. He was the older brother of Walt Disney and the father of Roy E. Disney.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Disney, Walt | Definition of Disney, Walt by Lexico". Lexico Dictionaries | English. Archived from the original on October 24, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  2. Jones, Jack (December 21, 1971). "Roy O. Disney". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 24, 2014.