Diane Disney Miller, a patron of the arts in California usually known as the daughter of Walt Disney, was a "formidable cultural presence who played a crucial role in the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall." The building of L.A.'s Disney Hall was contentious. After her mother, Lillian, died in 1997 and the key downtown project foundered, Miller stepped in and fought to keep famed architect Frank Gehry on the job. "She said she remembered her father coming home from work, beaten down by various studio bosses," Gehry recalled later, after the concert hall was successfully established. "She said she saw something like that happening here." Miller is seen above in 2005.
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