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Ollie Johnston
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Animator
    (October 31, 1912-April 14, 2008)
    Born in Palo Alto, California
    One of Disney's 'Nine Old Men'
    Animator of numerous shorts
    Worked on the feature films 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves' (1937), 'Pinocchio' (1940), 'Fantasia' (1940), 'Bambi' (1942), 'Song of the South' (1946), 'Cinderella' (1950), 'Alice in Wonderland' (1951), 'Peter Pan' (1953), 'Lady and the Tramp' (1955), 'Sleeping Beauty' (1959), '101 Dalmatians' (1961), 'The Sword in the Stone' (1963), 'The Jungle Book' (1967), 'The Aristocats' (1970), 'Robin Hood' (1973) and 'The Rescuers' (1977)
    With Frank Thomas wrote 'Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life' (1981), considered 'the Bible of animation'
    He supported himself as a student at Stanford by selling landscapes at a local speakeasy.
    He and the other core members of Disney's animation team were nicknamed the 'Nine Old Men' while in their 20s.
    He animated the death of Bambi's mother, thus traumatizing generations of children.
    He was married to Marie Worthey for 63 years until her death.
    Leonard Maltin noted, '[People] know his characters. They've seen him act without realizing it.'
    Brad Bird paid tribute by giving him cameos in 'The Iron Giant' and 'The Incredibles.'
    He was the first animator to receive the National Medal of Arts (2005).

Credit: C. Fishel


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