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  1. Ronald William Miller (April 17, 1933 – February 9, 2019) was an American businessman and professional American football player. [1] He was president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company from 1980 to 1984 and was president of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Family Museum. Miller was the son-in-law of Walt Disney. [2] Contents 1 Early life

  2. Feb 10, 2019 · Ron W. Miller, a former USC football star who married a daughter of Walt Disney and later became CEO of the Burbank entertainment giant, died Saturday. He was 85. Miller passed away in Napa, where ...

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  3. Feb 10, 2019 · Ron W. Miller, Walt Disney’s son-in-law and the husband of Diane Disney, passed away February 9, 2019, in Napa, California. He was 85. Miller was 21 and a member of the USC Trojans football team when he was introduced to then-20-year-old Diane Disney on a blind date. They were married in Santa Barbara on May 9, 1954.

    • Marriage and Early Career
    • Early History at Disney
    • President of Walt Disney Productions
    • Silverado Winery
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    While Miller was a football player for the University of Southern California, he was introduced to Walt's 20-year-old daughter, Diane, on a blind date. After dating for a while, and with the approval of Walt and Lillian, they married in a small church ceremony in Santa Barbara on May 9, 1954. Their first child, Christopher, was born seven months la...

    Miller initially worked at Walt Disney Productions for a few months in 1954 as a liaison between WED Enterprises and Disneylandbefore he was drafted into the army later that year. When he came home, he played professional football. However, he was later prompted by Walt to return to work for him. Walt sponsored Miller and got him into the Screen Di...

    Miller became president of Walt Disney Productions in 1980 and CEO in 1983. Under his leadership, Disney became the target of corporate raiders and takeover attempts, and many influential shareholders criticized his leadership. In 1984, fellow Disney family member Roy E. Disney, his financial majordomo Stanley Gold, and shareholder Sid Bass ousted ...

    In 1976, Lillian, with Diane and Miller, purchased two vineyards in the Napa Valley. Their intention was to upgrade the property, replant to premium varietals, install new trellising and frost protection, but not to build or run a winery. Their vineyards were clearly exceptional, producing top-quality fruit and award-winning wines year after year…f...

  4. Feb 9, 2019 · Ron W. Miller, producer of countless Disney films and the former President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has passed away at the age of 85. Ron Miller receives a commendation from the City of Los Angeles (Source: D23) Miller came to the company via his wife, Diane Disney, Walt’s daughter.

  5. Feb 12, 2019 · Ron Miller, who rose through the ranks of his father-in-law’s entertainment company, Walt Disney Productions, but whose time as chief executive was tumultuous and ended with his ouster, died on...

  6. Feb 12, 2019 · Ron W. Miller: 1933–2019. Ronald William Miller, you were a real… | by Austin Vaughn | Boardwalk Times 500 Apologies, but something went wrong on our end. Refresh the page, check Medium ’s site status, or find something interesting to read. Austin Vaughn 10 Followers Living for things that excite me be they pastry or lobster or love.

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