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Ray Kroc (1902–1984)

Ray Kroc was born on October 5, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Raymond Albert Kroc. He was married to Joan B. Kroc, Jane Dobbins Green and Ethel Fleming. He died on January 14, 1984 in San Diego, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Mike Douglas Show Self - McDonald's Founder
The Merv Griffin Show Self - founder of McDonald's hamburger chain


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 2015/VII Charlie (special thanks - as McDonald's)
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 1977 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Self - McDonald's Founder
- Episode #16.182 (1977) ... Self - McDonald's Founder
 1971 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
Self - founder of McDonald's hamburger chain
- Self-Made Entrepreneurs (1971) ... Self - founder of McDonald's hamburger chain
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 2016 The Founder
Self (uncredited)
 2007 CNBC Documentaries (TV Series documentary)
Self - McDonald's Founder
- Big Mac: Inside the McDonald's Empire (2007) ... Self - McDonald's Founder
 1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
 1977 Some Call It Greed (Documentary)

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

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Joan B. Kroc  (his death) | See more »

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We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else. See more »


Made a deal with Maurice McDonald and Richard McDonald in 1954 to be the exclusive franchisee for their McDonald's restaurant. When Kroc learned that the McDonalds had made a deal with another man to open franchises, Kroc bought him out, and, in 1961, bought the McDonalds' name and rights to their "speedee service system" concept for $2 million cash. See more »

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