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Paperback, 362 pages
Published July 15th 2019 by Waldorf Publishing
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Teddy
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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You may be old enough to remember Don Defore from the television shows “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” and “Hazel.”.  However, even if you are much younger, you may have seen the re-runs on Me TV or a different channel.  Perhaps you saw some of his many movies.  In 'Growing Up In Disneyland', Don DeFore's son brings us back to the time when Don DeFore was a household name.  Ron uses his own memory as well as Don's unpublished memoir to share his father's Hollywood legacy.  However, 'Growin ...more
Bookgirl86
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely fascinating and entertaining look into the life of one of the Golden Age of Hollywood's rising celebrities, “Growing Up In Disneyland” is not only a love letter to the art of making television and movies, but a son's love letter to his father long after the latter has passed.
Ron DeFore did not have a normal childhood by any stretch of the imagination. While most children were out playing with their friends until the streetlights came on, Ron was playing background characters in hi
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Becky Willis
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book as it took me back to another place in time during the golden age of Hollywood, which I would have loved to have experienced myself. I felt like I was taken back in time while reading about Don Defore's experiences through his own words and that of his son's, Ron. I have been a huge Disney fan ever since I can remember. When I first agreed to read about the family's experiences at Disneyland, as the title seemed to imply. But like myself, you will find it is so ...more
Vicki
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book is GOOD! I’m so glad a joined this tour!!!

I’m a big fan of Disney, biographies, and autobiographies, so I knew right away I wanted to read this book. At first I didn’t remember who Don DeFore was, but after reading who he played on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet & Hazel, I did remember him, just not his name.

The book is full of information about the lives of Don and his son Ron, but also their careers and people they met along the way. There is a b
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Amy
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that I was not sure if Growing Up in Disneyland would be a read for me. The author, Ron DeFore, is the son of Don DeFore, the actor who played in the classic and popular TV show, Hazel. Within a couple of chapters, I was hooked and wanted to keep reading. I had it read in just a few hours – hours very well spent. I enjoyed reading about the DeFore family.
I am giving Growing Up in Disneyland a very well deserved five plus stars. I have already highly recommended it to my family a
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George Schellhorn
What a fun an d entertaining read

I fully enjoyed learning more about his dad and I can relate with Ron having also growing up in the 50s
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Ron DeFore is the second son of movie, television and Broadway star, Don DeFore. Don DeFore co-starred in more than 35 feature films and is perhaps best known for his TV role as “Thorny” in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" and his co-starring role as “Mr. B” in the 1960s TV hit series, "Hazel." His mother was also an entertainer in the late 1930s and early ‘40s as the lead vocalist with the H ...more