Film-maker and Fullerton native Wilbur J. Streech, who helped produce "Bambi," "Fantasia," "Pinocchio" and Brylcreem's "A little dab will do you" television commercial, has died in a New York hospital after a long illness.
A graduate of Fullerton High School, Streech was recently selected for the school's "Wall of Fame," a campus display. The induction will take place posthumously in ceremonies scheduled for Oct. 17, according to Helen S. Clucas of Orange, Streech's sister.
A 1937 graduate of UCLA, Streech worked as a character development supervisor and film artist for Walt Disney. He animated U.S. Army training films during World War II and held the rank of captain.
After the war, Streech and some friends formed Triangle Films, later Wilbur Streech Productions, which specialized in television commercials, among them promotional clips featuring Carl Reiner and Imogene Coca for their program "Show of Shows."