Fred Joerger, 91; Model Maker, 'Imagineer' for Disneyland Attractions

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    Fred Joerger, a master model maker who helped create Disneyland's look by molding Sleeping Beauty Castle and other attractions in miniature, has died. He was 91.
    Walt Disney handpicked Joerger in 1953 to become one of his first three model makers. The trio invented a profession that would be known in future years as Imagineering, Disney-speak for the imagination and engineering that go into developing theme park rides.
     
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    We've lost so many of the great people who helped put Disney together recently. It's a shame.
     

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