Thursday, December 6, 2007

Dec 06: Birth Dates Galore

December 6 is a popular birth date in Disney history.
-On this day in 1903, Walt's only sister Ruth (the youngest of all the children of Flora & Elias Disney) was born in Chicago, Illinois. She later married Theodore Beecher and lived in Oregon, where she became an expert of organs and organ music.
-In 1915, artist Delmer J. Yoakum was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was responsible for painting the Grand Canyon and Primeval World Diorama scenery at Disneyland.
-On this day in 1920, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck was born in Concord, California. Best known for his song "Take Five," he released an album of Disney songs titled Dave Digs Disney in 1957.
-In 1924, actor Wally Cox was born in Detroit, Michigan. Best remembered as the original voice of Underdog, he appeared in the Disney live-action features The Barefoot Executive and The Boatniks.
-On this day in 1953, actor Tom Hulce was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Best known for his Academy Award-nominated role of Mozart in Amadeus, Hulce is also the voice of Quasimodo in Disney's animated The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
-In 1977, Mouseketeer Lindsey Alley was born in Lakeland, Florida. She appeared on Disney Channel's The All New Mickey Mouse Club.
Happy Birthday to all.

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