Ben Sharpsteen

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Ben Sharpsteen
Benjamin Sharpsteen

(1895-11-04)November 4, 1895
Tacoma, Washington,[1] United States
DiedDecember 20, 1980(1980-12-20) (aged 85)
Calistoga, California, United States
OccupationFilm director
Film producer
Years active1920–1980

Benjamin Sharpsteen (November 4, 1895 – December 20, 1980) was an American film director and producer for Disney. He directed 31 films between 1920 and 1980.

Sharpsteen created a museum documenting the history of California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan, and the history of the Upper Napa Valley as well as more on Sharpsteen's life and work at the Sharpsteen Museum located in Calistoga, California.[2] He died in Sonoma County, California.

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  1. ^ "Disney Legends - D23". Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Home - History Museum - Field Trip - Fun Events - Calistoga CA - Sharpsteen Museum". Retrieved February 21, 2017.

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