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Marty Sklar, ‘Disney Legend’ and longtime head of Walt Disney Imagineering dead at 83

By in Press Enterprise on July 28, 2017

By Mark Eades

Marty Sklar, who worked alongside Walt Disney and headed up Walt Disney Imagineering for many years died Thursday, July 27 at 83.

He was born February 6, 1934, in New Brunswick, N.J.

  • Marty Sklar, former vice-chair of Walt Disney Imagineering, died Thursday, July 27, 2013. He is a Disney Legend. (File photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Marty Sklar is the only Disney staffer who has participated in the opening of all 11 Disney theme parks around the world. He led the Disney Imagineering teams who created nine Disney parks over 30 years. He was named a Disney Legend in 2001. After 54 years with the company, he retired on July 17, 2009, the 54th anniversary of Disneyland, and was honored with a window on City Hall at the park that day. Sklar died Thursday, July 27, 2017. (File photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Marty Sklar is the only Disney staffer who has participated in the opening of all 11 Disney theme parks around the world. He led the Disney Imagineering teams who created nine Disney parks over 30 years. He was named a Disney Legend in 2001. After 54 years with the company, he retired on July 17, 2009, the 54th anniversary of Disneyland, and was honored with a window on City Hall at the park that day. Sklar died Thursday, July 27, 2017. (File photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Orange County Register/SCNG)

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