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    Disney Legend Harriet Burns Dies

    Our thoughts and prayers to her family and friends of this Disney pioneer.

    Disney Legends - Harriet Burns

    Here is her obit from Variety: Disney Imagineer Harriet Burns dies - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety
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    Sounds like she broke ground for many women. Prayers and pixie dust to her family
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    Definitely sad news.

    She definitely broke some barriers in her career.

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    This is truly sad news. I had the opportunity to meet and speak with Harriet at several events at WDW. She was a warm, gracious woman and I am happy I got to know her.

    I have related this story elsewhere, but it bears repeating. At the 999 Happy Haunts Ball held at WDW in 2004, I spoke to Harriet about my daughter Meg (who was 13 at the time) and her aspirations to work for WDI. I told her about a report Meg had written about Mary Blair for a Women in History project at school. She asked if I could send it to her so she could share it with Mary's neice. We sent it to her and never expected to hear any more about it.

    One Sunday afternoon our phone rang with an unfamiliar number from California on the Caller ID. I asked Meg to answer the phone in the other room. After a few minutes Meg was still talking on the phone, so I went to see who she was talking to. I listened for a few minutes and realized she was talking to Harriet Burns. I couldn't believe it! Harriet spoke with her for about 15 minutes and then asked to speak with me. We talked for about 10 minutes and I thanked her profusely for calling and told her what a thrill it was for Meg.

    When I saw Harriet last year at the WDW Pirates Event in May, she remembered me and asked how Meg was doing. Meg had sent a drawing for me to give to Harriet and she was so happy that Meg was still pursuing her dream.

    We will miss Harriet, but will always remember her numerous contributions to Disney - especially when we're at WDW!
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    I've heard about this and I'm very sorry to hear. My condolences to her family and friends.
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