Marvin Mirisch

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Marvin Mirisch
Born Marvin Eliot Mirisch
(1919-03-19)March 19, 1919
New York, New York
Died November 17, 2002(2002-11-17) (age 83)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) Florence Mirisch (1942-2002); his death
Children 3

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

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

He was born on March 19, 1918 in New York City.[1][2] 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.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1953, he moved to Los Angeles to join his brothers Harold and Walter at Monogram Pictures, later known as Allied Artists International.[2] In 1957, they founded The Mirisch Company, one of the leading independent production companies.[3]

He was the executive producer of the movies Romantic Comedy (1983) and Dracula (1979).[1] He was associate producer for The Human Jungle (1954) and Arrow in the Dust (1954).[1]

Death[edit]

He died of a heart attack on November 17, 2002 in Los Angeles, at the age of eighty-four.[1][2][3] He was buried in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery in Culver City, California.[2]

Legacy[edit]

His great-nephew, John A. Mirisch, serves as the Mayor of Beverly Hills, California since March 2013.[4]

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