The business affairs exec who held posts at Fox, Universal and MGM died July 26 of brain cancer at his home. Donald Mirisch was 67. As EVP of MGM Animation, Mirisch helped re-establish Hanna-Barbera Productions, which had been dark since the departure of founders Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera decades earlier. He served as executive producer on features including All Dogs Go to Heaven 2, The Pebble And The Penguin, James Bond, Jr. and Babes In Toyland. Earlier the Milwaukee native was SVP of MGM’s Entertainment Business Group, overseeing corporate business affairs. He also did a stint at Embassy Home Entertainment and most recently had been working at Foxfield Entertainment, an independent production company he co-founded with producer Bruce Johnson. Mirisch is survived by his wife, Roberta; children Niki and Marc; sisters Lynn Rogo and Carol Hartmann of San Diego; and three grandchildren. A private service was held July 29.
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