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Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson Passes Away at Age 111

Hi everyone –

Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson passed away Sunday at the age of 111. Tompson began her career at The Walt Disney Studios as a painter in the Ink & Paint Department and moved into roles in final check, scene planning and the camera department. She worked at the Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1975 after working on The Rescuers (1977).

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“Ruthie was a legend among animators, and her creative contributions to Disney—from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Rescuers—remain beloved classics to this day. While we will miss her smile and wonderful sense of humor, her exceptional work and pioneering spirit will forever be an inspiration to us all.”

                                                          –    Bob Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Company

You can read more about Ruthie Tompson at the Walt Disney Company website.