Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Disneys in:
 • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
 • Los Angeles
 • Los Angeles County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Roy Oliver Disney
Birth: Jun. 24, 1893
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1971
Toluca Lake
California, USA

Walt Disney's brother. Roy Oliver was the middle of 5 children of Elias and Flora Disney. Elias was a carpenter on the 1893 Chicago World's Fair when Roy was born. Roy was eight when their next child, Walt Disney, was born. Roy served in the US Navy during WWI and was in a V. A. hospital recovering from tuberculosis in August 1923 when his brother Walt persuaded him to co-found the company that became Walt Disney Productions. Roy managed the company's finances and made the creative side possible. Soon after the company first sold stock in 1940, Roy became President, with Walt remaining Executive Producer. Shaken by Walt's death in 1966, Roy nonetheless announced his intention not to sell the company and to continue with Walt's plans for a Florida park. He was successful, and opened Walt Disney World (as named by Roy) in October 1971. His grave marker reads "He left the world a better place." He died at home in Toluca Lake, near the studio that he and his brother built. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elias Charles Disney (1859 - 1941)
  Flora Call Disney (1868 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Edna Francis Disney (1890 - 1984)
 
 Children:
  Roy Edward Disney (1930 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Herbert Arthur Disney (1882 - 1961)*
  Raymond Arnold Disney (1890 - 1989)*
  Roy Oliver Disney (1893 - 1971)
  Walt Disney (1901 - 1966)*
  Ruth Flora Disney Beecher (1903 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sheltering Hills, 125
GPS (lat/lon): 34.14793, -118.32523
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1149
Roy Oliver Disney
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Roy Oliver Disney
Added by: A.J. Marik
 
Roy Oliver Disney
Added by: Denis Svoboda and Anneabe
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014

- Joyce
 Added: Sep. 27, 2014

- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Sep. 23, 2014
There are 463 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.4 after 160 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service