"Walt Disney almost made a living by peddling vacuum cleaners. "
Walt moved to Los Angeles with his older brother Roy in 1923 to pursue an animation career. Walt was encouraged to do the same by Roy, who had been selling vacuum cleaners door to door to make ends meet. Before Walt could fall for a Kirby-esque scheme, he received a call from a company in New York asking him to create shorts for them.
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