Marvin Mirisch

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Marvin Mirisch
Born Marvin Eliot Mirisch
(1918-03-19)March 19, 1918
New York, New York, U.S.
Died November 17, 2002(2002-11-17) (aged 84)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death heart attack
Nationality American
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) Florence Mirisch (1942-2002); his death
Children Don Mirisch
Carol Mirisch Hartmann
Lynn Mirisch Rogo
Parent(s) Josephine Urbach Mirisch
Max Mirisch
Family Walter Mirisch (brother)
Harold Mirisch (brother)
John A. Mirisch (great-nephew)

Marvin Eliot Mirisch (1918–2002) was an American film producer.


Mirisch was born to a Jewish family[1] on March 19, 1918 in New York City,[2][3] one of four sons born to Josephine (nee Urbach) and Max Mirisch.[4] He was the brother of Walter Mirisch and Harold Mirisch, who were also film executives, and of Irving Mirisch, who ran a company which supplied candy to movie theatres. [4]


In 1953, he moved to Los Angeles to join his brothers Harold and Walter at Monogram Pictures, later known as Allied Artists International.[3] In 1957, they founded The Mirisch Company, one of the leading independent production companies.[4] He was the executive producer of the movies Romantic Comedy (1983) and Dracula (1979).[2] He was associate producer for The Human Jungle (1954) and Arrow in the Dust (1954).[2]

Personal life and death[edit]

Mirisch was married to Florene Mirisch for 60 years; they had three children:[1] Donald I. Mirisch;[5] Carol Mirisch Hartmann and Lynn Mirisch Rogo.[1] He died of a heart attack on November 17, 2002 in Los Angeles, at the age of eighty-four.[2][3][4] He was buried in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery in Culver City, California.[3] His great-nephew, John A. Mirisch, serves as the Mayor of Beverly Hills, California since March 2013.[6]