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Ron Miller

  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Birthday: April 17
Date of passing: 
February 09, 2019

Obituary

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Ron Miller was an American television executive.

After stints in the Army and as a professional football player with the Los Angeles Rams, Miller was hired by Walt Disney (his father-in-law) to work at The Walt Disney Studios. He became Disney’s sixth employee at the original Disneyland, serving as second assistant on Old Yeller in 1957.

Ron Miller was an American television executive.

After stints in the Army and as a professional football player with the Los Angeles Rams, Miller was hired by Walt Disney (his father-in-law) to work at The Walt Disney Studios. He became Disney’s sixth employee at the original Disneyland, serving as second assistant on Old Yeller in 1957.

Miller quickly made a name for himself in film and TV production with the company — he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning one for his work on The Magical World of Disney — and eventually became president and CEO of Walt Disney Productions. He held the position from 1978-1984 until he was replaced by Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Frank Wells.

During his time as CEO, Miller spearheaded the creation of Walt Disney Home Video, Touchstone Pictures and The Disney Channel.

Miller died February 9, 2019, in Napa, California. He was 85.

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