Donn Tatum was the first non-Disney family member to be president of Walt Disney Productions. Tatum held senior executive positions with Disney for 25 years and was its chairman from 1971 until 1980. He then served as a director until 1992, when he was named Director Emeritus.
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Walt Disney recruited Donn in 1956 as production business manager. He later served on the Company’s Board of Directors and as Vice President and Administrative Assistant to Roy O. Disney. After Roy’s death in 1971, Donn succeeded him as Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. […]

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