Longtime Hollywood Reporter / Walt Disney Author, Bob Thomas dies at 92

March 15, 2014


Bob Thomas was a longtime Hollywood Reporter and Historian, and also wrote one of the best Walt Disney biographies ever written, titled, Walt Disney: An American Original. Mr. Thomas found his passion by not only reporting the stories in Hollywood, but also learning the fine detail and history behind each person he was writing about. The book he did on Walt Disney is very detailed, and a fan favorite for many. He passed away Friday at his home at the age of 92. Thomas is survived by his wife of 67 years, Patricia; daughters Nancy Thomas, Janet Thomas and Caroline Thomas; and three grandchildren.

Details on Bob Thomas’s book, Walt Disney: An American Original ~

Walt Disney is an American hero–the creator of Mickey Mouse, and a man who changed the face of American culture. After years of research, with the full cooperation of the Disney family and access to private papers and letters, Bob Thomas produced the definitive biography of the man behind the legend–the unschooled cartoonist from Kansas City who went bankrupt on his first movie venture but became the genius who produced unmatched works of animation. Complete with a rare collection of photographs, Bob Thomas’ biography is a fascinating and inspirational work that captures the spirit of Walt Disney.

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