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Growing Up in Disneyland by Ron DeFore

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"Growing Up in Disneyland"

"Growing up in Disneyland" video trailer

A short video about "Growing up in Disneyland," a biography about one of America's beloved movie and TV stars - Don DeFore - and his son Ron's autobiography of his life growing up in a celebrity family.  The book's title is a metaphor for his life and is literal, as his father was the only person to own a concession in Disneyland displaying their name, "Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue" restaurant in Frontierland.

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Growing Up In Disneyland by Ron DeFore

Ron DeFore's life in a celebrity family as well as his father's 

many starring roles in feature films, TV, radio, and Broadway.

Don DeFore

Author, Ron DeFore

Growing up in Disneyland

 by Ron DeFore

Waldorf Publishing

July 15, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-64316-626-1

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Who was Don DeFore?

More than a TV/movie star - as President of the TV Academy, Don DeFore sold the first nationally televised Emmy Awards Show to NBC in 1954! 

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