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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Remembering Disney Legend Tom Murphy

Thomas S. Murphy, who served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Cities/ABC for 30 years and oversaw its merger with The Walt Disney Company, died Wednesday, May 25, at his home in Rye, New York. He was 96. One of the most respected and admired businessmen of his era, Murphy was also named …

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Tim Considine

Remembering Disney Legend Tim Considine

Tim Considine, known for his star turn in the 1959 classic The Shaggy Dog and in the Mickey Mouse Club serial The Adventures of Spin and Marty, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022, at his home in Mar Vista, California, at the age of 81. The film and television actor was named a Disney …

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Betty White, Bob Iger, Minnie Mouse

Remembering Disney Legend Betty White

Betty White, the beloved and iconic star of The Golden Girls, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. The film and television actress was named a Disney Legend—the prestigious honor bestowed upon individuals in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to The Walt Disney Company—in 2009. “Rest …

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Ruthie Tompson

Remembering Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson

By the D23 Team Ruthie Tompson, who began her career at The Walt Disney Studios as a painter in the Ink & Paint Department, and went on to major roles in final check, scene planning, and the Camera Department, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday at her home at the Motion Picture and Television …

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Tommy Kirk

Remembering Disney Legend Tommy Kirk

Tommy Kirk, the beloved and iconic star of such Disney family favorites from the 1950s and 1960s as Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Swiss Family Robinson, and The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, passed away at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, September 28, at the age of 79. Kirk was named a Disney …

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Russi Taylor

Disney Legend Russi Taylor Dies at 75

Acclaimed voice actor and Disney Legend Russi Taylor passed away in Glendale, California, on July 26, 2019. She was 75. Through countless effervescent performances, Russi always showed an incredible talent for entertaining and improvisation. While she brought to life an illustrious cast of beloved characters during a career that spanned nearly four decades, Russi is …

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Tim Conway

Remembering Tim Conway

By D23 Team Disney Legend Tim Conway, who starred in such beloved Disney classics as The Apple Dumpling Gang, The Shaggy D.A., Gus, and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, passed away today in Los Angeles. He was 85. Often paired with funnyman Don Knotts, the duo inspired the kind of belly laughs reminiscent of …

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