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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[1] . Don DaGradi died August 4, 1991, in Friday Harbor, Washington. He was named a Disney Legend posthumously, only months after his death. DaGradi lived across the street from the Johnson family in Friday Harbor, WA with his wife Betty and two children.

Don DaGradi
Born(1911-03-01)March 1, 1911
New York City, New York, United States
DiedAugust 4, 1991(1991-08-04) (aged 80)

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



  1. ^ "The 37th Academy Awards (1965) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 20, 2019.

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