Courtesy of D23

160) Martin “Marty” Sklar

International Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering

Born: 6 February 1934, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

Died: 27 July 2017, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Disney Imagineering is a Subsidiary Company that designs and constructs Disney Theme Parks and Resorts Worldwide.

Marty worked Personally with Walt Disney as his right hand for many years, writing many of his scripts and promotional pieces.

Marty has a window dedicated to him in Disneyland’s City Hall and was named a Disney Legend in 2001.

He attended the Opening of Every Single Disney Park worldwide and was the Co-Founder of Ryman Program for Young Artists which teaches traditional drawing and painting skills.

Two weeks before he died, Marty attended the annual D23 Expo and was talking with fans.

Badges Earned:
Find a Grave Marked

Sources:

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/07/legendary-disney-imagineer-marty-sklar-dies-at-83/

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181868219/martin-a_-sklar