Date of Birth: 13 March 1900
Date of Death: 22 August 1958
Los Angeles County, California,USA
Walt & Lily Disney along with many members of the Disney company attended his wedding.
His sister-in-law, Irene, was the Disney family nurse for many years attending to both Walt's brother and mother.
First head of the Disney Story Department.
He was a man of multiple talents. Born in 1900, he spent most of his childhood in New York. As a teenager he attended a trade school in Manhattan where he learned a variety of letting techinques - since he planned on becoming a sigh painter. Even though art and drawing were his first loves, his most lasting interests, early on he convinced himself he would never be an exceptional artist, and he also knew he had to help support his parents and four sisters. However, trying out various jobs was not a problem; he was good at almost everything, and so he lettered title cards for silent movies, worked with trick photography, drew ads - and even made props for early two-reel comedies, joining silent comic Charlie Bowers's company, putting together many of the objects Charlie and the other actors used. While on the set, he came up with plot ideas and gags for Charlie's unscripted movies, since he had an innate sense of story that devloped quickly. He was young, so were the movies - and he soon turned to an even younger field: the world of film cartoons. Ted had never stopped drawing, discovering that cartoons with their loose, zany characters came naturally to him. This led to work as an animator in various studios - eventually he joined the Max Fleischer organization where he contributed story ideas as well as animation to Betty