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21st June 2014

Fact: A lavish California home which once belonged to filmmaking icon Walt Disney has sold for $74 million (£46.3 million), $16 million (£10 million) less than its original $90 million (£56.3 million) asking price. The Holmby Hills estate boasts a pool, tennis court, putting green, wine cellar, gym, movie theatre and library.

1st October 2008

Fact: Composer PHILIP GLASS has been commissioned to create an opera version of Walt Disney's life.

30th September 2008

Fact: The life of late media mogul Walt Disney is to be commemorated in a new production by the New York City Opera company. The performance will be based on PETER STEPHAN JUNGK's 2001 fictional novel THE PERFECT AMERICAN, which recounts the Disney Company founder's story.

16th September 2007

Fact: Newly-retired The Price Is Right host BOB BARKER has become the 30th person inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians, where he'll join writer MARK TWAIN, Walt Disney and jazz great CHARLIE PARKER, among others.

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