Wilson David Burness was born in Los Angeles, CA in June 1904. After graduating from Manual Arts High School, "Pete" Burness studied at USC where he was cartoonist for the college magazine. He then was an animator-director for various local studios and won two Oscars for "Mr. Magoo" cartoons. He died in Pasadena, CA on July 21, 1969.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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