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    Who was the last Disney family member to run the Walt Disney Company?

    Who was the last Disney family member to run the Walt Disney Company after Walt and Roy Disney? Why was he replaced by Micheal Eisner?

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    Re: Who was the last Disney family member to run the Walt Disney Company?

    Wasn't it Walt's son-in-law? I think he just wanted out.
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    Re: Who was the last Disney family member to run the Walt Disney Company?

    It was Ron Miller, Walt's Son-in-law, and he most definitely didn't want out. You can find more info on my blog, I'm covering this period right now.

    Side note, one could argue that it was Roy E. Disney as he was Vice Chairman for awhile after Eisner/Wells came on board.

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    Re: Who was the last Disney family member to run the Walt Disney Company?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomew View Post
    They could argue that it was Roy E. Disney as he was Vice Chairman for awhile after Eisner/Wells came on board. They change after some year chairman and other member.
    Like I said, one could make that argument, however, Eisner/Well were very definitely running things, not Roy.

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    Re: Who was the last Disney family member to run the Walt Disney Company?

    I always thought it was Roy (Walt's nephew) who was the last true Disney family member to have anything to do with the company. That's just my opinion.


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    Re: Who was the last Disney family member to run the Walt Disney Company?

    Ye. I am agreed with SparkChaser. Thanks
    Last edited by Ticket07; 10-17-2011 at 11:29 PM.

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    Re: Who was the last Disney family member to run the Walt Disney Company?

    Yes, Sparkchaser, Roy O. Disney was head of feature animation and on the board of directors, but he didn't RUN the company. The last relative of any sort was, as others have indicated, Ron Miller, from 1980 to 1983.

    But only ONE direct relative of Walt Disney has ever run the company -- he was chairman from 1966 to 1971, following Walt's death through to his own shortly after Walt Disney World opened ....less than two months, actually.

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    Re: Who was the last Disney family member to run the Walt Disney Company?

    Quote Originally Posted by SparkChaser View Post
    I always thought it was Roy (Walt's nephew) who was the last true Disney family member to have anything to do with the company. That's just my opinion.
    Quote Originally Posted by EC82 View Post
    Yes, Sparkchaser, Roy O. Disney was head of feature animation and on the board of directors, but he didn't RUN the company. The last relative of any sort was, as others have indicated, Ron Miller, from 1980 to 1983.
    EC82, I think you're a little confused. The Roy that Sparkchaser was referring to is Roy E., Walt's nephew. Roy O. was Walt's brother (and Roy E's father).

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