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    Card Walker dies at age 89

    E. Cardon Walker, third leader of The Walt Disney Co., dies at age 89.

    Associated Press

    BURBANK, Calif. - E. Cardon "Card" Walker, who led The Walt Disney Co. after the death of co-founder Roy O. Disney, has died at age 89, Disney officials said Wednesday.

    Walker died of congestive heart failure on Monday at his home in La Canada Flintridge, the company said.

    Walker helped lead the company through a difficult transition after the death of Walt Disney in 1966. As a board member from 1960 until 1983, he was instrumental in helping to expand the company's theme parks, including the purchase and development of 28,000 acres in central Florida that later became Walt Disney World.

    He became president of the company in 1971, the year Roy O. Disney died and Walt Disney World opened.


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    I'm afraid of what the new generation might bring. Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised. Rest in peace, Card, and thank you.

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    Wow thanks for the info. I think the new Disney "leaders" could learn a thing or two from his example.
    I am in need of some Disney magic!!

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    I hope the newest members of the Disney Executive Team take a good look at all he accomplished and become inspired.
    Last edited by Ellura; 12-01-2005 at 04:55 PM.
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    I know you meant that respectfully but you could read that you want others to do what he just recently did and not his Disney accomoplishments.

    Sorry but I have been grading papers and I see things that might not be there.


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    I did not mean that at all. Let me reword or just take it off.
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