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Years active  1920–1980
Name  Ben Sharpsteen
Role  Film director

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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.

Selected filmography

  • Pinocchio (1940 – supervising director)
  • Dumbo (1941 – director)
  • Seal Island (1948 – producer)
  • Water Birds (1952 – director)
  • Bear Country (1953 – producer)
  • The Living Desert (1953 – producer)
  • The Vanishing Prairie (1954 – producer)
  • Men Against the Arctic (1955 – producer)
  • White Wilderness (1958 – producer)
  • Ama Girls (1958 – producer)
  • The Best of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures (1975 – producer)
  • References

    Ben Sharpsteen Wikipedia