Ron Miller, USC football star, who met Diane, daughter of his future wife Walt Disney, and later became CEO and President of Walt Disney Company, died at the age of 85. confirmed on Sunday that he died in Napa Valley, California.
Walt Disney hired his son to work for The Walt Disney Studios after the army and Los Angeles loops. He became the sixth Disney employee in the original Disneyland, 1957. Worked as Second Assistant Old Yeller
. Miller was captured by film and television productions – his credits to produce "Rescuers", Shaggy DA, The Disney World of Disney (who won Emmy) Herbie Goes Bananas and Tron – and ultimately became President and CEO of Walt Disney Productions. He held his post from 1
Miller led the creation of Walt Disney home video, Touchstone Pictures, in his guide. and Disney Channel
"Every man in the Walt Disney company is very upset about the passing of Ron Miller," said Bob Disger, current chairman and CEO of Disney. "His life and legacy are inextricably linked to our company and to the Disney family because he was as vital as our CEO and Walt. Few people had Ron's understanding of our history, deeper gratitude, and respect for our company, and he shared a lot with others who wanted to learn more. I was lucky to know him, and even called him a happier friend. My thoughts and prayers are with my family.
Miller was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Family Museum, which he founded in 2009. In San Francisco, and he was also the owner of the Silverado vineyard in Yountville, CA