Walter Lantz

Walter Lantz bio

Birth Name: Walter Benjamin Lantz

Occupation: Cartoonist

Place Of Birth: New Rochelle

Date Of Birth: April 27, 1899

Date Of Death: March 22, 1994

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Walter Lantz was born on the 27th of April, 1899. He was known for being a Cartoonist. Well known for creating the famous character Woody Woodpecker. He was presented with a special Oscar from the Academy for bringing joy and laughter to many people.

Walter Lantz was born in New Rochelle. After watching his first animated short Gertie the Dinosaur, he became inspired to create characters and design and produce his own cartoons. In 1986, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Walter Lantz was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Walter Lantz was born in 1890s.

Walter Benjamin Lantz is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Walter Lantz’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Walter Lantz’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Walter Lantz kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Walter Lantz was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Walter Benjamin Lantz
NICKNAME: The Other Walt, Walter Benjamin Lantz, Walter Lantz
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Walter Lantz was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Walter Lantz was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Walter Lantz had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Walter Lantz’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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