Leading light at Disney dies
MARTY SKLAR, who played a leading role in the development of the Walt Disney company, died last Thursday aged 83.
The Jewish executive worked for the company for 53 years.
He became Walt Disney’s right-hand man, working closely with him until the company’s founder died in 1966.
Mr Sklar became head of Disney’s “Imagineer” division, responsible for the design and creation of Disney theme parks and rides.
Robert Iger, Walt Disney Company chief executive, said: “Everything about Marty was legendary — his achievements, his spirit, his career. He embodied the very best of Disney.”
Mr Sklar called allegations that Disney was antisemitic “a bunch of bull”.
He is survived by Leah, his wife of 60 years, his two children and four grandchildren.