Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Becky Fallberg 1923-2007

Jeff Kurtti relayed the sad news today that Studios veteran and Disney Legend Becky Fallberg has passed away. Fallberg began her career at Disney in 1942 as a telephone operator. She was quickly promoted to the Animation Department, working in a wide variety of disciplines that included animation, layout and background. She ultimately became the manager of the Ink and Paint Department in 1975. Hers was a truly celebrated and distinguished career; she worked on Saludos Amigos in 1943, and then every subsequent animated feature produced by the studio up until her retirement in 1986.