Charles Boyer

Remembering Charles Boyer

Disney Legend Charles Boyer, who accepted a “temporary” job at Disneyland as a portrait sketch artist in fall 1960 and remained there for 39 years, passed away on February 8, 2021 in Ontario, California. He is survived by two children, Bruce and Naomi. His wife, Ellen, preceded him in death. Boyer had the unique distinction …

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James Earl Jones

Black History Month Spotlight: Legendary Handprints – James Earl Jones

With nearly 200 credits in film and television, and countless more on the Broadway stage, it’s hard to imagine a more recognizable voice than the rich and commanding basso profundo tones of James Earl Jones. In 1977, as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars: A New Hope, Jones helped create perhaps the most indelible …

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Floyd Norman

Black History Month Spotlight: Legendary Handprints—Floyd Norman

From the 1950s to today, Floyd Norman’s diverse career, insightful viewpoint, and unflinching honesty have truly made him a Disney Legend. Floyd worked as an inbetweener and animator on Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, and as a story artist on The Jungle Book, along with various animated short projects at the Disney studio in the late …

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Whoopi Goldberg

Black History Month Spotlight: Legendary Handprints—Whoopi Goldberg

As an award-winning actress, producer, and talk-show host, Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most prolific entertainers currently working in the industry. She appeared in a string of film roles for 20th Century Fox and Disney in the ’80s and ’90s, such as Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Sarafina!, The Associate, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and …

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Ron Dominguez

Remembering Ron Dominguez

By the D23 Team Ron Dominguez, a Disney Legend and former executive vice president of Walt Disney Attractions, passed away early today, January 1, 2021. He was 85. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty, and three children from a previous marriage, Sheryl Ralston, Steve Dominguez, and Ronald K. Dominguez Jr, four grandchildren Joby Ralston, …

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Merge Champion

Remembering Marge Champion

By Beth Deitchman We are sorry to report that Disney Legend Marge Champion, a gifted actress and dancer who was the live-action reference model for several of the most beloved characters of Walt Disney’s golden age of animation, most notably the iconic heroine of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, has passed away. She was …

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lwal ron logan

A Spectacular Lunch with Disney Legend Ron Logan

By Tyler Slater On Friday, October 19, D23 Gold Members gathered at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn at Walt Disney World Resort for a spectacular lunch with Disney Legend Ron Logan. Before enjoying a delicious three-course meal, attendees had the opportunity to sit with Ron and our special guest from Disney Parks Live Entertainment, Wendy Abraham! Wendy …

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bob gurr legend lunch

The First Legendary Lunch of 2018

By Tyler Slater On Friday, January 12, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members gathered at The Walt Disney Studios to have lunch with famed Disney Legend Bob Gurr. Members arrived to a private room inside the Buena Vista Commissary that was enhanced for the occasion with decorations inspired by Bob’s historic involvement with Disneyland, circa …

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