Harriet Burns (1928-2008)

I just heard the news that artist Harriet Burns, the first woman to become a Disney Imagineer, died on July 25th at age 79. She contributed greatly to most of Disneyland's best attractions. For a lengthy obituary, see today's entry on the Register's "Around Disney" blog. When I had lunch with Harriet in May, she was charming, fascinating, down-to-earth, and (as you see in this photo,) still looked like a movie star. (The glamorous kind, not the modern scruffy kind.)