Wells, Frank G.

Wells, Frank G. (1932-1994) Formerly at Warner Bros., he served as president of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984, until his death in a helicopter accident on April 3, 1994. He is noted for his attempt to climb the highest peaks on each continent, failing only to conquer Mt. Everest. An extremely adept businessman who aided Michael Eisner in bringing Disney back to its former glory, he was named a Disney Legend posthumously in 1994. Frank Wells was also honored by having a new office building at the Disney Studio in Burbank named for him. The Frank G. Wells Building opened in 1997, with tenants including the Disney University, Walt Disney Archives, and Television Animation.