Richard M. Sherman sits behind a piano and smiles in Walt Disney's office.

Remembering Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman

Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman, half of the Academy Award®-winning songwriting team of the Sherman Brothers (with his late brother, Disney Legend Robert B. Sherman), passed away Saturday, May 25, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, due to age-related illness. He was 95 years old. One of the most prolific composer-lyricists in the history …

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Disney Legend Carl Bongirno poses with his bronzed handprints at Legends Plaza.

Remembering Disney Legend Carl Bongirno

Disney Legend Carl Bongirno passed away on March 5, 2024, at age 86. As a financial leader throughout Disney Parks history, Bongirno was at the forefront of a truly unprecedented decade of The Walt Disney Company’s growth, from EPCOT to Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. “We have more than 40 projects in various stages of …

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Glynis Johns stars as Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins. She wears a straw bonnet and a white sash that reads "Votes for Women," trimmed in pink and blue ribbon. Her right arm is outstretched upward as she bursts into song. Winifred is flanks by two housekeepers.

Remembering Disney Legend Glynis Johns

Disney Legend Glynis Johns passed away from natural causes on Thursday, January 4, in Los Angeles, her manager confirmed. She was 100 years old. Perhaps best known to Disney fans as feminist Winifred Banks in the Academy Award®-winning Mary Poppins (1964), Johns became everyone’s favorite sister suffragette. Walt Disney himself personally selected her to play the …

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Remembering Disney Legend Dick Nunis

Disney Legend Dick Nunis, the former chairman of Walt Disney Attractions, passed away December 13 surrounded by his family in his adopted hometown of Orlando, a family friend confirmed. He was 91. Nunis, who began his career at Disneyland in 1955,  was instrumental in guiding the growth of Walt Disney’s outdoor entertainment enterprise from a …

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Remembering Disney Legend Rolly Crump

By the D23 Team Disney Legend Rolly Crump, an Imagineer who was instrumental in the design of early Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions, passed away Sunday in his Carlsbad, California, home. Crump was 93. Described as a “true original,” Crump brought his artistic talent to a multitude of Disney projects, most famously during his …

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Disney Legend Burny Mattinson stands in front his bronzed handprints and bronzed signature at Legends Plaza. He is smiling and wearing a cerulean turtleneck sweater and an unzipped, powder blue fleece jacket. Mattinson has a full, white beard.

Remembering Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

By the D23 Team Disney Legend Burny Mattinson, who worked as an animator, director, producer, and story artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios during an unprecedented 70-year career, passed away Monday, February 27, at Canyon Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canoga Park, California, following a short illness. He was 87 years old. Mattinson was …

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Remembering Disney Legend Barbara Walters

By the D23 Team Disney Legend Barbara Walters, the pioneering television journalist who spent 38 years at ABC News, passed away this evening at her home in New York at age 93. “Barbara was a true legend, a pioneer not just for women in journalism but for journalism itself,” said Bob Iger, CEO of The …

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In two side-by-side photos from the early 1960s, Imagineer and costume designer Alice Davis stands to one side of a doll figure from the “it’s a small world” attraction, during its design and construction for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. The doll is veiled, while Alice checks the costume against a drawing she holds in her right hand.

Remembering Disney Legend Alice Davis

The D23 Team Disney Legend Alice Estes Davis passed away on Thursday, November 3, her family has confirmed. She was 93. At Walt Disney Imagineering, Alice was one of the original “designing women.” Married to Disney Legend Marc Davis, she enjoyed a fashionable Disney career of her own, designing and dressing animated figures for such …

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Remembering Disney Legend Angela Lansbury

Award-winning actress and Disney Legend Angela Lansbury passed away today at her home in Los Angeles at age 96. While probably best known to television audiences as Jessica Fletcher in the long-running detective series Murder, She Wrote, her performances in two classic Disney films—Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Beauty and the Beast (1991)—endeared her to …

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Remembering Disney Legend Ron Logan

Ron Logan, who was responsible for revolutionizing live entertainment for The Walt Disney Company, died Tuesday, August 30, in Orlando, Florida. He was 84 years old. The former executive vice president and executive producer for Walt Disney Entertainment was named a Disney Legend, an illustrious honor given to individuals in recognition of their extraordinary contributions …

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