Show Business: Disney After Walt Is a Family Affair

"The financial fellows think we're going to fall on our faces without Walt," said his brother Roy O. Disney a few months after Walt Disney died in 1966.

"Well, we're going to fool them." By Jiminy Cricket, fool them they did. Seven and a half years later, Walt Disney Productions has become the only blue-chip stock in show business. The company's revenues have soared, from $116.6 million to $329 million, and so have profits, from $ 12.4 million to a record $40 million. In fearing that the Disney empire would founder after the death...

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