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Encyclopedia > Frank Wells

Frank Wells was president and chief operating officer (COO) of the Walt Disney Company from 1984 until his death on April 3, 1994. A chief operating officer (or COO) is a corporate officer responsible for management of day-to-day activities of the corporation. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


Previously Wells had worked for Warner Brothers, as its Vice President in 1969, then in 1973 as President, and in 1977 as Vice Chairman until he left the company in 1982. Disney shareholders Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold recruited Wells to become Disney's second-in-command, under Michael Eisner, in their bid to oust CEO/President Ron W. Miller. Warner Bros. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Edward Disney (born January 10, 1930) is the son of Roy Oliver Disney and the former Edna Francis. ... Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) has been the head of The Walt Disney Company since 1984. ... Ronald William Miller became president of Walt Disney Productions in 1976 and CEO in 1982. ...


He came close but did not achieve his goal of climbing the highest mountain on all seven continents; only Mount Everest eluded him, as bad weather forced his party to give up one day before reaching the summit. At the Matterhorn Bobsleds ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, Wells is honoured with skiing expedition boxes littered about the scenery emblazoned with 'Wells Expedition', honouring his love of climbing mountains. Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. ... Composite satellite image showing the progress of a hurricane weather system approaching the east coast of America Weather comprises all the various phenomena that occur in the atmosphere of a planet. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The Matterhorn Bobsleds is an attraction made up of two steel roller coasters at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. ... Disneyland[1] is a theme park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Anaheim is a city in Orange County, south_west California, a part of the greater Los Angeles conurbation to the east of Long Beach. ...


Wells died in a helicopter crash while returning from a ski trip in Nevada's Ruby Mountains. A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more large horizontal rotors (propellers). ...



Preceded by:
Ron W. Miller
Disney Presidents
1984–1994
Succeeded by:
Michael Eisner


Ronald William Miller became president of Walt Disney Productions in 1976 and CEO in 1982. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) has been the head of The Walt Disney Company since 1984. ...


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Frank Wells at AllExperts (285 words)
Previously, Wells had worked for Warner Brothers as its Vice President of West Coast in 1969, then in 1973 as President, and in 1977 as Vice Chairman until he left the company in 1982.
Wells was also the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of The Walt Disney Company from 1984 until his death in 1994.
Wells died in a helicopter crash while returning from a ski trip in Nevada's Ruby Mountains.
H. G. Wells the Man and the Author - Home (2459 words)
Wells lived in Westbourne Park in a small, dirty, noisy, and overcrowded house which brought him uncomfortably close to "corsets." While Wells was on school vacation he read Plato's Republic which lead him to make his first conclusions about life and became the keystone to his spiritual universe.
Wells was asked by William Ernest Henley to write for his paper so Wells wrote him "The Time Machine." Wells was payed 100 pounds for the publication rights to "The Time Machine" which brought him great success and thrust him out of poverty.
The boycotting was a blessing in disguise for Wells and his career because to the younger generation he was regarded as a symbol of revolt against all that was strict, dull, pompous, and hateful.
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