From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hamilton Luske (October 16, 1903 - February 19, 1968) was an American film director. He directed many Disney films and shorts from 1936 until his death in 1968. He won an Academy Award in 1965. Born in Chicago, Illinois on October 16, 1903 and died in Bel Air, California on February 19, 1968 at age 64. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hamilton Luske, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.