Roy. o Disney

Quick Facts

Full NameRoy Oliver Disney
Birth DateJune 24, 1893
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Death DateDecember 20, 1971
Age at Death78
Death PlaceBurbank, California, U.S.
Burial PlaceForest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationEntertainment industry executive
Years Active1923–1971
Political PartyRepublicans
SpouseEdna Francis (married in 1925)
ChildrenRoy E. Disney
ParentsElias Disney and Flora Call Disney
RelativesSee Disney family
Net Worth$1.2 Billion
Military ServiceUnited States Navy
Years of Service1917–1919
Battles/WarsWorld War I
Co-FounderThe Walt Disney Company
First CEOThe Walt Disney Company
Early ResidencesMarceline, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri
EducationManual Training High School of Kansas City
Early CareerNewspaper delivery, farm worker, bank clerk
HealthContracted tuberculosis during military service
Post-Navy CareerMoved to Hollywood and co-founded Disney Brothers Studio with Walt Disney
Home BuildingBuilt kit homes in the Los Feliz neighborhood in 1928

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