Category Archives: WWII

Disney Fires Babbitt How Many Times?

A question was posed to me recently: How many times did Walt fire Babbitt? In his later years, Art Babbitt was fond of saying things like “Disney tried to fire me five different times” for his union activity at the … Continue reading

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Art Babbitt, Marine

Happy Memorial Day, everyone. On November 5, 1942, Arthur Harold Babbitt entered active duty in the Marine Corps.  He was honorably discharged on October 29, 1945, a Master Technical Sergeant, having attained special proficiency as a Landfall Technician.

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Dina Babbitt: The Book

Dina Babbitt, Art’s third wife and mother of his children, was an artist and a hero in her own right.  A Jewish art student in WWII Europe, she survived Auschwitz – and bargained for her mother’s life – by painting … Continue reading

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Sergeant Babbitt, WWII Hero

Happy Memorial Day, America!  In honor of our troops, past and present, I give you a sampling of some records of Art Babbitt’s military history. If you worked in Hollywood at the outbreak of America’s involvement in WWII, you may … Continue reading

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