Walter Fredrick Morrison's biography:
Walter Fredrick "Fred" Morrison was best known as the inventor of the Frisbee. He was born in Richfield, Utah. There is a Disc Golf course named in his honor located in Holladay, Utah.
The idea for the frisbee came about as Mr Morrison and his future wife threw cake tin bases to each other on the beach in California.
Frisbee historian Phil Kennedy says Mr Morrison got the idea from playing with a metal cake pan on the beach in California.
The inventor was constantly looking at ways to make the bases fly better and, after serving as a pilot in the Second World War, he began making them in plastic in 1948.
Morrison sold the production and manufacturing rights to his "Pluto Platter" in 1957.
Walter Frederick Morrison was not only famous for creating the Frisbee, he also created a few other toys, including a water-filled bowling set, and a battery-powered tomahawk.
So sad about his death.
Morrison is survived by three children. His family intends to hold a memorial service on Saturday at the Cowboy Corral in Utah.
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