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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Rest In Peace, Charlie Ridgway

Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway has passed away at age 93.


Mr. Ridgway's association with Disney began before he actually starting working for the company. Mr. Ridgway covered DISNEYLAND's construction and opening in 1955. In 1963 he would join the park's publicity office, assisting the company's publicity efforts during the 1964 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley.

He would eventually get transferred to Florida, where he would oversee the publicity efforts of Walt Disney World. His biggest project was promoting Donald Duck's 50th Anniversary in 1984. Donald and his voice actor Clarence "Ducky" Nash took a worldwide tour to promote the various celebrations and festivities taking place at the Disney Theme Parks. Mr. Ridgway retired in 1994 and was inducted as a Disney Legend in 1999.