Biographical Sketch on Walt Disney


Students will complete a biographical sketch over a historical figure from American history between the years of 1865 and 1990.

3 pages, double spaced, 1 inch margins on all sides

A biographical sketch should include AT LEAST the following details:
Background information
Impact or influence on American history
Reason why you chose this person
You must use at least one non-Wikipedia source. List all references at the end of the paper following APA rules.


Walt Disney is credited with many achievements but his utmost accolade is being well known figure in cartoon world.  Walt Disney is more real to children in the whole world, more so in United States. Born Walter Elias and later adopted the name Walt Disney, he is credited with being a founding member of the Society of Independent Motion Picture producers. However, he was also a screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, and in social circles, he was an international inspirational icon and a great philanthropist.  He had a great influence in the field of world entertainment in the 20th century (Michael, 1999). Walt Disney is remembered in the world because of his influence not only in entrepreneurship but also in philanthropy.