- Category : 1928-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 3
American artist and designer, who was the first woman hired in the Walt Disney Imagineering department within the Walt Disney Company.
Burns began working at Disney Studios in 1955 as a prop and set painter for the Mickey Mouse Club. She helped to design and build the famed Mouse Clubhouse which was a featured fixture on the show.
Burns contributed greatly to the development of Disneyland at WED Enterprises by creating both miniature models and actual theme park attractions. One of Burns's first assignments was to craft a model of Sleeping Beauty Castle, a Disneyland landmark which opened with the theme park on 17 July 1955.
Outside of Disneyland, Burns was part of a team of Disney employees, which created several Disney attractions for the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Burns retired from Walt Disney Imagineering in 1986. She died of complications from a heart condition at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles on 25 July 2008 at the age of 79.