Three of the many ways Walt Disney has impacted our lives today are, Cartoons, Theme parks as well as his Movies. Walter Elias Disney Born on December 5th, 1901 in Hermosa, Illinois was an innovative animator and created several cartoons along with cartoon characters. One of the cartoon characters known by many that Walter had created is Mickey Mouse. Throughout Walters’s lifetime he has won 22 awards through his cartoons. ( Walter was
She is still alive today. They also adopted a daughter, Sharon Mae Disney, shortly after her birth. She was born in 1936 and passed away in 1993. Walt Disney won 22 Academy awards, 7 Emmy awards, and the Cecil B. Demille Award. Illness and Death Walt Disney was a chain smoker his entire life.
Brian Setzer No wonder that close acquaintances admired the singer. Besides a huge talent, Elvis also had a kind heart which let him raise hundreds of thousands dollars for charity. Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation nowadays is a continuation of a king’s will to help people. A tragic event took place on August 16, 1977 which broke millions of hearts into pieces. As it was suspected, Elvis Presley died of an overdose of prescription drugs in Memphis, Tennessee.
His first film, Love Me Tender (1956), was a box office hit. Even though Elvis had a thriving career, it did not put a stop to the U.S. Army sending him a draft notice. Elvis served in the army in Europe until 1960. When he returned he resumed his career and was soon back at the top of the charts with the soundtrack for his film GI Blues. He continued recording music and acting in films like Blue Hawaii (1961), Girls!
Adventure “Adventure is out there!” is from the Disney Pixar’s movie entitled, Up. This movie, along with many other things, such as journey books and action music, show the definition of adventure in their own ways. From bigger adventures like climbing a mountain or bungee jumping, to smaller things like moving into a new house or state. Adventure is when someone engages in a spontaneous and sometimes risky movement, most likely in an unknown territory. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, adventure is “an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks.” In the Disney Pixar movie Up, an elderly man decides to fulfill his childhood dream, after his wife dies, and go to Paradise Falls.
Duke Ellington earned nine Grammy Awards during his life from 1959-1973.Duke won three more awards after his death from 1973-2000. Duke Ellington was in the spotlight not only during his life but was still in the spotlight many years after his death. Duke was born in Washington D.C. on April 29,1899.Duke’s music career started at age seven when began studying the piano.At age 15, Duke wrote his first composition.The song was called “Soda Fountain Rage.”The song was inspired by his job as a soda jerk.Ellington was given an art scholorship to Pratt Institate in Brooklyn,New York, but instead persevered with his devotion for ragtime.Duke started playing professioally at age 17. (Duke Ellington Biography). Ellington was performing in Broadway
After graduating, he worked as a mechanist, but soon he would get his big break in the music industry and acting business. Elvis cut his first demo record at Sun Studio; from there, Sam Phillips, the record owner, took him under his wing. Soon, Elvis made his first single “That’s All Right (Mama)” in 1954. In 1955, he signed with RCA Records which was worked out by his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. His first number one hit was “Heartbreak Hotel”, and his first number one album was Elvis Presley.
Does hearing the tagline “The Happiest place on earth” takes you on a memory lane of the very first day at Disneyland? The Walt Disney Company, was a dream of the most famous name in the animation industry and the creator of Mickey Mouse, Walt Elias Disney and now the company has estimated net worth of an about 36 billion dollars. (Funamentals n.d.) The company has been running from 1923 till current and I have decided to take the first 43 years (1923 to 1966) in consideration because I wish to tell the reader how the company went from Good to Great under the supervision of Walt Elias Disney. Disney was among the first to use and contribute to the entertainment industry by the television medium. Every child's favorite and still is, The Mickey
The world remembers John F. Kennedy today because his face was in the living room of nearly every American’s house from his campaign in 1960 until his death in 1963. Many people who watched the debates between Kennedy and Nixon on television would choose JFK as the winner, but those who only listened to the debate thought otherwise. This goes to show how charismatic and charming JFK was and how he was the first real president to win in large part due to his personality. The Kennedy family was borderline royal in America during the 1960’s and the young image of John Kennedy still lives in the minds of many to this day. John Kennedy established the modern day trend of American Presidents possessing a celebrity like quality.
In 1971 Hershey Park became one of America's most popular theme park. The per ride was replaced by one-price admission was also added. In 1973, Hersheypark opened a new open air theatre, the Amphitheatre. Later known as The Music Box was completely enclosed in 1979. On July 4th, 1977 one of America's first looping roller coaster and the first looping coaster on the east coast, The SooperDooperLooper was opened.