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Ron Miller, Former Disney CEO and Walt's Son-in-Law, Dies at 85

  • USC football player met Diane Disney on a blind date at age 21
  • First job at Disney was second assisant on "Old Yeller"
Ron Miller
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Ron Miller, the son-in law of Walt Disney who later ran the entertainment giant, died on Saturday. He was 85.

Miller served as president, and later chief executive officer of Disney from 1978 until 1984. He was pushed out in a power struggle that eventually left Michael Eisner in charge of the company, according to the Los Angeles Times.