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DiedNovember 11, 2009, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseBonnie Franklin
FactUncle of Melissa Minoff, Edward Minoff, and godfather of Adam Bush.

Marvin Minoff was born on October 28, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia. He was the youngest of three children. His father was a tailor and his mother was a homemaker. He attended public schools in Brooklyn and graduated from high school in 1940. He then enrolled in the City College of New York, where he studied accounting. He graduated from CCNY in 1944 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Minoff began his career as an accountant with a small firm in New York City. He later joined the accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG), where he became a partner. In 1960, he left Peat Marwick to join the investment banking firm of Lehman Brothers, where he became a managing director. He retired from Lehman Brothers in 1985.

Minoff was active in Jewish philanthropic and communal organizations. He served on the boards of the United Jewish Appeal, the Jewish Federations of North America, and the Jewish Community Centers Association. He was also a trustee of the Weizmann Institute of Science and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Minoff died on December 21, 2015, at his home in New York City. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and four grandchildren.

General Info

Full NameMarvin Minoff
DiedNovember 11, 2009, Los Angeles, California, United States
ProfessionFilm producer, Television producer
EducationSyracuse University, New York University


SpouseBonnie Franklin
ChildrenJed Minoff, Julie Minoff
ParentsHarry Minoff
SiblingsBruce Minoff


NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
MoviesPatch Adams, Dominick and Eugene

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1Brother-in-law of Dick Franklin; Victoria Kupetz'; Bernard Franklin; and Judith Franklin Bush.
2Son-in-law of Samuel B. Franklin and Claire Hersch Franklin.
3Second husband of Bonnie Franklin.
4Father, with Phyllis Minoff, of daughter Julie Minoff and son Jed Minoff.
5Grandfather of Natasha Mar Minoff and Maya Grace Minoff.
6Father-in-law of Glenn Mar and Madoka Minoff.
7Brother of Bruce Minoff and brother-in-law of Susan Minoff.
8Uncle of Melissa Minoff, Edward Minoff, and godfather of Adam Bush.
9He attended Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, New York.
10He attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York and New York University in New York City before he entered the United States Army where he served in intelligence during the Korean War.
11Son of Harry Minoff.
12He spent 15 years at William Morris Agency and International Creative Management Agency (formerly International Famous Artists) where he represented Cicely Tyson and Sidney Lumet.
13In 1974, he was President of David Frost's "David Paradine Television Inc.", where he produced the infamous Nixon-Frost interviews.
14In 1985, he formed "Farrell/Minoff Productions", with actor Mike Farrell.
15He was interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.



Patch Adams1998producer
Sins of the Mind1997TV Movie executive producer
Silent Motive1991TV Movie executive producer / producer
Incident at Dark River1989TV Movie executive producer / producer
Run Till You Fall1988TV Movie producer
Dominick and Eugene1988producer
Women Who Rate a 101981TV Movie executive producer
Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger1980TV Movie executive producer
The Guinness Game1979TV Series producer
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst1979TV Movie executive producer
Peeping Times1978TV Movie executive producer
David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon1977TV Movie documentary executive producer


Frost/Nixon2008grateful thanks - as Marv Minoff
Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight1975special thanks


Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Bonnie & the Franklins1982TV MovieHimself / Bonnie's husband

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