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Walt Disney Signed 1955 Codicil to His Last Will and Testament

Walt Disney makes trustee revisions to his Last Will and Testament

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Walt Disney makes trustee revisions to his Last Will and Testament

DS, signed “Walter E. Disney,” six pages, 8.5 x 12.5, November 9, 1955. Codicil to the will of Walt Disney, which opens: “I, Walter E. Disney, a resident of Los Angeles, California, hereby make and declare this to be a Codicil to my Last Will and Testament dated June 9, 1951.” Disney approves the amending of 11 sections of his will, which relates to the sale and bequeathal of his “Trustees’ certificate for shares of Common Stock of Walt Disney Productions…together with any and all beneficial interest…to my said wife Lillian B. Disney, my brother Roy O. Disney, and my friend and attorney Gunther R. Lessing, and to the survivors or survivor of them.” Disney also adds a sentence related to the trust granted to his sister, Ruth Disney Beecher, and asserts that should his wife predecease him, “said residue shall go to my said two daughters, Diane Marie Disney and Sharon Mae Disney.” Signed prominently at the conclusion in ballpoint by Walt Disney. In fine condition. Although Disney would die prematurely in 1966 at the age of 65 from lung cancer, his creative endeavors were alive and well in 1955, the year the world first watched Lady and the Tramp and was introduced to the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Remarkable Rarities
  • Dates: #669 - Ended September 23, 2023

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