Walter Mirisch

Producer, Executive
The legendary Walter Mirisch got his start producing low-budget features for the more famous of the "Poverty Row" studios, Monogram, and served as executive producer with its subsidiary, Allied Artists, before forming ... Read more »
Born: 11/08/1921 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (46)

Bridal Wave 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Magnificent Seven 1998 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Pink Panther 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Romantic Comedy 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dracula 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Prisoner of Zenda 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gray Lady Down 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Same Time, Next Year 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Midway 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mr. Majestyk 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Scorpio 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Spikes Gang 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Hawaiians 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Organization 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sinful Davey 1969 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Some Kind of a Nut 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fitzwilly 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

In the Heat of the Night 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hawaii 1966 (Movie)

(Producer)

Toys in the Attic 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two For the Seesaw 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

By Love Possessed 1961 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Magnificent Seven 1960 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cast a Long Shadow 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Man of the West 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Gunfight at Dodge City 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Man in the Net 1958 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fort Massacre 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Oklahoman 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Tall Stranger 1957 (Movie)

(Producer)

An Annapolis Story 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Warriors 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wichita 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Flat Top 1952 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Case For Life (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bomba on Panther Island (Movie)

(Producer)

Bomba the Jungle Boy (Movie)

(Producer)

County Fair (Movie)

(Producer)

Flight to Mars (Movie)

(Producer)

Hiawatha (Movie)

(Producer)

High Midnight (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lily in Winter (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Rodeo (TV Show)

Producer

The Lost Volcano (Movie)

(Producer)

The Rose Bowl Story (Movie)

(Producer)

Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Biography

The legendary Walter Mirisch got his start producing low-budget features for the more famous of the "Poverty Row" studios, Monogram, and served as executive producer with its subsidiary, Allied Artists, before forming an independent production company with his brother Marvin (born 1918) and half-brother Harold (born 1907) in 1957. The Mirisch Company, Inc. soon emerged as the preeminent independent production outfit of the period, following the decline of the Hollywood studio system.

Relationships

Max Mirisch

Father

Josephine Mirisch

Mother

Anne Mirisch

Daughter

Andrew Mirisch

Son

Patricia Kahan

Wife
married on October 11, 1947

Lawrence Mirisch

Son
founder, The Mirisch Agency

Harold Mirisch

Brother
born 1907 co-founder of Mirisch Company, Inc. died 1968

Marvin Mirisch

Brother
born March 19, 1918, New York NY co-founder of Mirisch Company, Inc.

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York

University of Wisconsin

Madison , Wisconsin 1942

Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University Cambridge, MA

1943

Milestones

1996

Executive producer, TV-movie, "A Case for Life"

1987

Executive producer, "Desperado" for NBC, first in a series of TV movies

1983

Produced "Romantic Comedy"

1974

Produced "Serpico"

1968

President and executive head of production, The Mirisch Corporation

1967

Produced "In the Heat of the Night"

1966

Produced "Hawaii"

1961

Mirisch Company offers "West Side Story"

1960

Produced "The Magnificent Seven"

1958

Produced "Fort Massacre", first Mirisch Co. film

1957

Founded Mirisch Co. with brothers

1951

Appointed an executive producer with Allied Artists in July

1947

Produced first film, "Fall Guy"

1944

Joined Monogram Pictures (later Allied Artists)

1938

Worked for the Skouras Theatre Corporation

Worked for the Oriental Theatre Corporation

Produced TV series, "Wichita Town"

Bonus Trivia

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He was president of Screen Producers Guild (1960-61)

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Board of directors member to the Motion Picture Association of America in 1962.

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Served as President of the Permanent Charities Committee (1962-63)

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He is a member on the board of governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1964, 1972); president (1973-77)

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He has served as President of the Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles

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