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March 30, 1997 | DAVID E. BRADY
The year was 1984 and all was not well in the house that Walt built. After a series of management missteps and expensive motion-picture failures such as "Tron," the Walt Disney Co.'s stock had plummeted in value, and support for President Ronald W. Miller--Walt's son-in-law--was rapidly eroding among executives at the Burbank entertainment giant. Enter Roy Edward Disney, son of the company's late co-founder, Roy O. Disney, and nephew of Walt. Born in 1930, Roy E.
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BUSINESS
October 23, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
Shamrock Holdings, the Disney family investment firm, won three seats on the board of directors of one of the nation's biggest cement makers Thursday, according to Shamrock's preliminary tally. Although the official results won't be released until next week, Shamrock executives said the early returns showed that their company won the seats on Texas Industries Inc.'s nine-member board by a 4-1 ratio. The vote took place at Texas Industries' annual shareholders meeting Thursday in Dallas.
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BUSINESS
October 20, 1992 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most families have traditions such as Sunday dinner and a special recipe for pot roast. In keeping with the Disney family heritage, Shamrock Holdings Inc. is planning to invest more heavily in radio stations. Shamrock, based in Burbank, is wholly owned by the family of Roy Edward Disney.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
It was founded by the family that built the Happiest Place on Earth. But for many executives on the opposite side of the boardroom, Shamrock Holdings Inc. has been more like a house of horrors. A few years ago, the Burbank investment company owned by Roy E. Disney led a revolt to oust Walt Disney Co.'s then-chief executive, Michael Eisner. It not only was intensely bitter but also thrust the little-known firm into the limelight. Now it's at it again, this time agitating for change at one of the nation's largest cement makers.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Shamrock Capital Advisors, Roy E. Disney's investment company, raised $125 million to invest in Israeli companies. Burbank-based Shamrock said that it planned to make investments of as much as $20 million. The firm said it attracted investors such as Israeli and U.S. pension funds, insurance companies and commercial banks as well as families in Australia and the U.S. The firm, which invests money for the family of the former Walt Disney Co.
NEWS
February 12, 2004 | Roger Lowenstein
Historians are already savoring the delicious irony in Comcast's shotgun bid to acquire Walt Disney Co. Exactly 20 years ago, Disney was a onetime corporate gem that had lost its luster. To fend off a pair of corporate raiders, the Disney family installed a new chief executive, a baby-faced former studio head named Michael Eisner. Then a 41-year-old corporate reformer, Eisner symbolized the rebirth of corporate America as it emerged from an era of stagnation. Today, as he and his lawyers try to marshal a defense against Comcast, a cable television giant, Eisner resembles an aging caudillo hanging on to power long past the flower of his youth.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2005 | From Reuters
Former dissident shareholder Roy E. Disney, who led a revolt against Walt Disney Co. management last year, said he would shut down his website, Savedisney.com, days after striking a truce with the company. Roy Disney and partner Stanley P. Gold used the site to criticize the entertainment giant's leadership after they left the board in late 2003. But the two men and management agreed to work together to better the company last week. The site will be dismantled Aug. 7, Roy Disney said.
SPORTS
April 24, 2005 | Pete Thomas
Roy E. Disney, 75, in his last year of competitive sailing, was first among the elite Maxi-class boats in the Lexus Newport-to-Ensenada Yacht Race but failed to break the record he set in 2003. Sailing the 86-foot Pyewacket in mostly light winds, Disney and crew crossed the finish line at 4:24 a.m. Saturday for an elapsed time of 16 hours 24 minutes 12 seconds. The record is 10:44:54.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1989 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Roy E. Disney revealed in testimony Tuesday that "junk bond" king Michael Milken helped put together financing for a hostile takeover of Walt Disney Co. that the Disney heir was considering in 1984. The son of Disney co-founder Roy O. Disney said he decided not to pursue the acquisition mainly because the estimated $2.5-billion cost would have meant selling parts of the historic firm. He further testified that he allowed Milken to take the plan elsewhere. Shortly afterward, corporate raider Saul P. Steinberg mounted a bid for the company with the aid of Milken and Drexel Burnham Lambert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Get out those mouse ears for the millennium. Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard will be a part of the Disney empire on New Year's Day. That's because Roy E. Disney, vice chairman of the Walt Disney Co. and Walt Disney's nephew, is to be the grand marshal of the first Tournament of Roses Parade of the 21st century, officials announced Wednesday.
SPORTS
June 22, 2007 | Pete Thomas
At 1 p.m. today off Palos Verdes, a horn will sound and 11 sailors aboard Morning Light will set a course for Hawaii and perform feverishly as one, trying to gain an edge on the competition. Their sleek white vessel will sweep past Santa Catalina Island and continue far to the west, through the night, during which they'll study the weather to determine the quickest route to the islands. Then the call will be made, "Cut!" and Morning Light will about-face and return to Long Beach.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Shamrock Capital Advisors, Roy E. Disney's investment company, raised $125 million to invest in Israeli companies. Burbank-based Shamrock said that it planned to make investments of as much as $20 million. The firm said it attracted investors such as Israeli and U.S. pension funds, insurance companies and commercial banks as well as families in Australia and the U.S. The firm, which invests money for the family of the former Walt Disney Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2005 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
Orange Coast College's sailing school has set a course for the lifestyles of the rich and famous. The nationally renowned School of Sailing and Seamanship, which already boasts its own island off Vancouver, British Columbia, has landed Roy E. Disney's cutting-edge $7-million sailboat, Pyewacket. The 86-foot championship boat comes with a grant underwritten by the former Walt Disney Co. board member to help pay for a full-time racing sailor and cover other operational costs.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2005 | From Reuters
Former dissident shareholder Roy E. Disney, who led a revolt against Walt Disney Co. management last year, said he would shut down his website, Savedisney.com, days after striking a truce with the company. Roy Disney and partner Stanley P. Gold used the site to criticize the entertainment giant's leadership after they left the board in late 2003. But the two men and management agreed to work together to better the company last week. The site will be dismantled Aug. 7, Roy Disney said.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2005 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co.'s incoming chief executive and its leading rebel shareholder declared a truce Friday, the most dramatic sign yet that the new boss is committed to sweeping aside the ill will that festered under outgoing CEO Michael Eisner The agreement between Robert A. Iger, the new chief, and Roy E. Disney brings to a close one of the nastiest executive-suite dogfights in recent corporate history, one that led last year to Eisner being stripped of his chairmanship.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2005 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
A Delaware judge has ruled that former Walt Disney Co. directors Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold can proceed with a lawsuit alleging company directors conducted a sham search before promoting President Robert Iger to chief executive.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2004 | From Reuters
Roy E. Disney, the Walt Disney Co. shareholder trying to oust Chief Executive Michael Eisner, tried to tighten ties with other dissidents by offering to share information. Roy Disney said his family company, Shamrock, would "share ideas and information" with state pension funds and others, he said, declining to give details. His announcement at the spring meeting of the Council of Institutional Investors came as the group of state pension officials was arranging to meet with the Disney board.
BUSINESS
December 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
After waging an often bitter campaign for change at Walt Disney Co., former board member Roy E. Disney urged shareholders to reject a proposal asking the company to forever reserve one seat on the board for a Disney heir. The proposal, which would name a Disney family member as an independent director, was made by Frank Wierenga, a Pennsylvania shareholder. It will appear in the company's proxy statement and be voted on at next year's annual meeting. Roy Disney, son of company co-founder Roy O.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Former Walt Disney Co. directors Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold can't prove the company's board misled investors about the thoroughness of its search for a successor to Chief Executive Michael Eisner, Disney lawyers said Wednesday. Attorneys for Disney, the second-largest U.S. media company, made their argument while urging a Delaware judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the two former directors, which challenges the board vote that elevated company President Robert Iger to Eisner's post.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2005 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Dissident former directors Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold opened a new front Monday in their long-standing battle with Walt Disney Co., alleging in a lawsuit that the company's board conducted a sham search for a new chief executive before giving the job in March to President Robert Iger.
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