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Ub Iwerks

 (1901 - 1971)
Ub Iwerks was active/lived in California, Missouri, Kansas.  Ub Iwerks is known for cartoonist, animator.

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Ub Iwerks, A.S.C. (March 24, 1901 - July 7, 1971) was a two-time Academy Award winning American animator, cartoonist and special effects technician, who was famous for his work for Walt Disney.  He was born Ubbe Ert Iwwerks in Kansas City, Missouri, and went by the nickname of Ub. 

His name is explained by his Frisian roots; his father, Eert Ubbe Iwwerks, emigrated to the USA in 1869 from the village of Uttum in East Frisia (northwest Germany, today part of the municipality of Krummhorn).  Ub's birth name can be seen on early cartoon shorts that he signed.  Several years later he simplified his name to "Ub Iwerks".

Iwerks was considered by many to be Walt Disney's oldest friend, and spent most of his   ...  Displaying 750 of 7034 characters.

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