Walt Disney Imagineering’s chief sculptor, Valerie Edwards, also happens to be the daughter of assistant animator George Edwards. In this short interview, [Didier Ghez] had the pleasure of discussing with her both her career and her father’s.
Didier Ghez: Let’s start with your father. When and where was he born?
Valerie Edwards: My father, George Edwards, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1928.
DG: What did he do before joining Disney?
VE: Before joining Disney, my father graduated from Kansas City Art Institute. He worked for the Pentagon during the Korean War and later returned to Los Angeles where he became a graduate of Chouinard Art Institute.