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Glover To Pay Tribute To Disney

August 31, 2000

AKRON, Ohio (AP) _ Danny Glover will help pay tribute to Walt Disney when he acts as master of ceremonies of the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony on Sept. 9.

Glover’s appearance, announced Wednesday, lends heft to Inventure Place President David Fink’s promise to turn the annual induction ceremony into something like the Academy Awards.

Glover has starred in the Disney movies ``Operation Dumbo Drop″ and ``Angels in the Outfield.″

Disney is being inducted for his 1940 patent of a special camera for filming animation _ an invention first used for a full-length film with ``Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.″

Steve Wozniak, who founded Apple Computer in 1976 with Steve Jobs, will be honored for his invention of the Apple II, which brought together all the elements of the modern personal computer.

This year’s ceremony brings the number of inventors honored to 158.

The hall of fame was created in 1973 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the National Council of Intellectual Property Attorneys. Previous inductees have included Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers and Henry Ford.

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