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    1892:
    Actor Don Barclay, the voice of the Doorman in Disney's 1950 animated classic Cinderella, is born in Ashland, Oregon. (Although some sources show his birthdate to be December 26, 1892.) Barclay's vast Disney credits include One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland.

    1928:
    Actor Patrick McGoohan, the voice of Billy Bones in Disney's 2002 animated feature Treasure Planet, is born in Astoria, New York.

    1941:
    Lois Wilson is born in Ocala, Florida. She will go on to work for Disney World for 25 years as a wardrobe hostess at the Yacht and Beach Club Hotel and the Grand Floridian Resort.

    1946:
    Singer Ruth Pointer (of The Pointer Sisters) is born in East Oakland, California. She will go on to sing "Streets of Gold" for the 1988 Disney animated feature Oliver and Company.

    1947:
    Actress Glenn Close - the voice of Kala in Disney's Tarzan and Tarzan II - is born in Greenwich, Connecticut.

    2005:
    West Coast Singers presents "The Beauty of Broadway: An Evening With Susan Egan and the West Coast Singers," a benefit concert for the chorus which includes a silent auction. The event takes place at the Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood. (Egan's Disney credits include Hercules, Lady and the Tramp II, the Disney Channel's Gotta Kick It Up and Broadway's Beauty and the Beast.)

    Disneyland Resort Paris kicks off the special season event
    "Disney's Easter Festival".

    After nearly a year of refurbishment, the Fantasyland attraction It's A Small World reopens in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The aging attraction received a new sound system, paint, lighting, costumes for the dolls, and queue configuration.

    Seventy-five statues of Mickey Mouse (created to celebrate Mickey’s 75th birthday) are unveiled at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza in front of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The Washington, D.C. exhibition is the only place, outside of Disneyland and Walt Disney World, where all 75 statues will be exhibited together.
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    1883:
    Actor Colin Campbell, whose Disney voice credits include The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and Alice in Wonderland, is born in Scotland.

    1917:
    Singer Vera Lynn is born in London, England. Two of her popular songs "We'll Meet Again" and "Wishing (Will Make It So)" will be used as backdrop music in Walt Disney World's Tower of Terror attraction. (Lynn was the first British female singer to have a hit in the U.S. and was wildly popular during the second world war.)

    1954:
    Author Louis Sachar is born in East Meadow, New York. His 1998 best-selling children's book "Holes" will be released as a live-action motion picture by Disney in 2003.

    1958:
    Actress Holly Hunter, the voice of Helen Parr/Elastigirl in the 2004 Disney-Pixar animated feature The Incredibles, is born in Conyers, Georgia.

    1984:
    Actress Christy Carlson Romano, the voice of Disney's Kim Possible, is born in Milford, Connecticut. (In 2002, she will become the first person ever to act in 3 Disney Channel projects at the same time - Even Stevens, Cadet Kelly, and Kim Possible.)
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    1962:
    Actor Matthew Broderick, the voice of the adult Simba in Disney's
    The Lion King, is born in New York City.

    Comedian-turned-TV host Rosie O'Donnell, the voice of Terk in Disney's Tarzan, is born in Commack, New York.

    2006:
    Disney's 2005 animated feature Chicken Little comes to DVD.
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    1909:
    Disney Legend and animator Milt Kahl is born in San Francisco, California. One of Walt's "Nine Old Men," Kahl first joined the Walt Disney Studios at age 25. Over the next 42 years he helped bring to life such classics as Pinocchio, Bambi, Song of the South, Alice In Wonderland, Lady and the Tramp, Robin Hood, and The Rescuers.

    2005:
    Disney's On The Record (a touring muscial revue) begins a series of performances in Indianpolis, Indiana.
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    1911:
    Paula Winslowe, the voice of Bambi's Mother in the 1942 Disney classic Bambi, is born.


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    1901:
    Legendary Disney animator and pioneer Ub Iwerks is born Ubbe Ert Iwwerks in Kansas City, Missouri. (His unusual name is of Dutch origin.) He will be Walt Disney's right hand man in the creation of the early Mickey Mouse cartoons and later develop many special visual effects for features
    such as Song of the South. Iwerks will be known for his fast work at drawing and animation ... and his wacky sense of humor.

    1954:
    Actor Robert Carradine - Sam McGuire on Disney's TV sitcom Lizzie McGuire - is born in San Mateo, California. Carradine also played the part of Maxwell Dwebb in Disney's 1988 TV presentation Totally Minnie & was the voice of Aladdin in Disney's 1984 Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp.

    2005:
    Disney Store North America announces that it is expanding into the retail outlet arena and will officially open its first outlet location in New York at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

    2006:
    Actress Miley Cyrus - the 13-year-old daughter of actor & singer Billy Ray Cyrus - debuts on Disney Channel's Han-nah Montana. She plays 14-year-old Miley Stewart, who lives with her older brother and widower father (played by Billy Ray).
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    1909:
    Songwriter Jerry Livingston is born in Denver, Colorado. He co-wrote "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" (for Disney's Cinderella) along with Mack David and Al Hoffman.

    1947:
    Singer-songwriter-pianist Elton John - the man behind the music for Disney's The Lion King and Aida - is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, England.

    1956:
    Actor and Disney Legend Matthew Garber is born in England. He will go on to appear in The Three Lives of Thomasina, Mary Poppins, and The Gnome-Mobile.
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    1931:
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, the voice of King Kashekim Nedakh in Disney's 2001 release Atlantis: The Lost Empire, is born in Boston, Massachusetts. (Sci-fi fans know Nimoy best as Spock from Star Trek.)

    1946:
    Johnny Crawford, an original Mouseketeer, is born in Los Angeles, California. Besides appearing on the 1955 TV series The Mickey Mouse Club, he also portayed Mark McCain on the popular ABC-TV series The Rifleman.

    1948:
    Singer-songwriter Steven Tyler, who appears with his band Aerosmith in Disney's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster attraction, is born Steven Victor Tallarico in Yonkers, New York.

    1950:
    Actor Martin Short - the voice of B.E.N. in Disney's 2002 animated feature Treasure Planet and the voice of Lars in 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure - is born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. (Comedy fans will know Short from his work on SCTV and SNL and for his memorable characters Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimely.)

    2005:
    Radio Disney AM 1110 and the City of Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department host the 7th Annual Easter Eggs-plosion 2005 event at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank, California.
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    Singer-songwriter Steven Tyler, who appears with his band Aerosmith in Disney's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster attraction, is born Steven Victor Tallarico in Yonkers, New York.



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    1901:
    Cartoonist Carl Barks is born on a farm in Merrill, Oregon. He will go on to draw Donald Duck comic books (beginning in 1943) for 3 decades.

    1940:
    Actor Austin Pendleton - the voice of Gurgie in Disney/Pixar's 2003 Finding Nemo - is born in Warren, Ohio.


    Disney's Fantasia began production as a short called The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Because of the effort & costs, the Disney brothers realized that they could never make their costs back if they released it as a short. It was decided that a "Concert Feature" should be made.
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    1910:
    Original Mouseketeer Jimmie Dodd, the adult leader on television's The Mickey Mouse Club, is born in Cincinnati, Ohio. A talented guitarist and musician, Dodd was originally hired by Walt Disney as a music writer. He went on to write and compose "The Mickey Mouse Club March" and all the daily opening songs for the show.
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    1918:
    Legendary entertainer Pearl Bailey, the voice of Big Mama in Disney's 1981 animated release The Fox and the Hound, is born in Newport News, Virginia.

    1943:
    Comic actor & film director Eric Idle - Dr. Nigel Channing of Honey, I Shrunk the Audience & Journey Into Your Imagination, and the voices of Mr. Parenthesis of TV's Hercules, and Pluto Angel in Mickey Mouse Works - is born in England. (Comedy fans will know him best as a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus.)

    1961:
    Actress Amy Sedaris - the voice of Foxy Loxy in the 2005 animated feature Chicken Little - is born in New York City. (Comedy fans may recognize her from the 2005 Bewitched, the 2003 Elf and the 1999 TV series Strangers With Candy.)
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    1889:
    Character actor Herman Bing - the voice of the Ringmaster in Disney's 1941 Dumbo - is born in Germany.

    1913:
    Disney animator Marc Davis - one of Walt's "Nine Old Men" - is born in Bakersfield, California. He will go on to help create such memorable Disney characters as Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Tinker Bell, and Cruella de Vil. He will also play a key role in the development of many theme park attractions - like Pirates of the Caribbean.

    1930:
    Actor John Astin - Bill Andrews in Disney's 1976 Freaky Friday - is born in Baltimore, Maryland. (TV fans will recognize him from the 1960's classic comedy series The Addams Family.)
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    1905:
    Robert Stevenson, the director of many Disney films such as Mary Poppins (1964), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), and The Shaggy D.A. (1976) is born in Buxton, Derbyshire, England.

    1929:
    Voice actress Lucille Bliss, known as "the lady of a thousand voices," is born in New York City. Her Disney credits include One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Cinderella. (She is also the voice of Smurfette on the TV animated series The Smurfs.)

    1971:
    Actor Ewan McGregor, the voice of Valiant in Disney's 2005 animated Valiant, is born in Scotland. (Star Wars: Episode III fans know him as Obi-Wan Kenobi.)
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    2005:
    Hong Kong Disneyland invites eligible candidates to apply for Cast Member roles from a variety of positions including hotel operations, merchandize, food & beverage, entertainment, park operations, costuming, custodial and security services. (The park is set to open September 12.)
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