|Years active 1920–1980|
Name Ben Sharpsteen
|Role Film director|
|Full Name Benjamin Sharpsteen|
Born November 4, 1895 (1895-11-04) Tacoma, Washington, United States
Occupation Film director, film producer
Died December 20, 1980, Calistoga, California, United States
Awards Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject
Nominations Academy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action)
Movies Dumbo, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Snow White and the Seve, The Cookie Carnival
Similar People Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Norm Ferguson, David Hand, Perce Pearce
Dumbo, by Ben Sharpsteen (1941) - Baby Mine (Walt Disney)
Benjamin "Ben" 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, 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.
He died in Sonoma County, California.