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Legendary Imagineers – First female Imagineer, Harriet Burns

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Born: Monday, August 20, 1928
Died: Friday, July 25, 2008

Occupation:
Scenic Designer
Model Maker

Legacy:
Walt Disney’s first female Imagineer.
Designed and built the famous ‘Mouse Clubhouse’ for ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’, a long-running American variety television show that began in 1955, produced by Walt Disney Productions and televised by the ABC.
Designed and constructed prototypes for famous Disney theme park attractions, landmarks and restaurants such as ‘Sleeping Beauty Castle’, ‘Matterhorn Bobsleds’, ‘New Orleans Square’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Haunted Mansion’ and ‘Plaza Inn Restaurant’ (Disneyland California).

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Important projects:
Designed and built ‘Storybook Land Canal Boats’ ride.
Designed and painted the set pieces for the ‘Submarine Voyage’ ride.
Designed and maintained all of the “singing birds” in the ‘Enchanted Tiki Room’.
Worked on everything from figure finishing to stage design for attractions featured at the New York World’s Fair in 1964, including ‘Great Moments with Mister Lincoln’ and ‘The Carousel of Progress’.

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