Don DaGradi

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Don DaGradi
Born March 1, 1911
New York City
Died August 4, 1991 (aged 80)
Friday Harbor, Washington
Nationality American
Occupation Screenwriter

Don DaGradi (March 1, 1911 – August 4, 1991) was a Disney writer who started out as a layout artist on 1940s cartoons including "Der Fuehrer's Face" in 1943. He eventually moved into animated features with the film Lady and the Tramp in 1955. He also worked as a color and styling or sequence consultant on many other motion pictures for Disney. His greatest achievement was for his visual screenplay for Mary Poppins in 1964 for which he shared an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay with Bill Walsh. Don DaGradi died August 4, 1991, in Friday Harbor, Washington. He was named a Disney Legend posthumously, only months after his death.

In the 2013 film Saving Mr. Banks, DaGradi is portrayed by actor Bradley Whitford.


  1. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  2. Peter Pan (1953)
  3. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  4. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
  5. Sleeping Beauty (1959) (Production Designer)
  6. Pollyanna (1960)
  7. The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
  8. The Parent Trap (1961)
  9. Son of Flubber (1963) (Screenwriter)
  10. Mary Poppins (1964) (Screenwriter)
  11. Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966) (Screenwriter)
  12. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) (Screenwriter)
  13. The Love Bug (1969) (Screenwriter)
  14. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) (Screenwriter)
  15. Scandalous John (1971) (Screenwriter)

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