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Ray Kroc (1902–1984)

Ray Kroc was born on October 5, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He was previously 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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Known For

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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 2018 All works are good (TV Series documentary)
Self - photo
 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 | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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

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You're only as good as the people you hire. See more »


Met Walt Disney while both were training to drive ambulances for the Red Cross during World War I; the War ended before they could be sent overseas. Years later, Kroc approached Disney about opening a McDonald's at Disneyland, but the deal fell through when Kroc rebuffed Disney's demand to increase the price of McDonald's French fries from 10 to 15 cents. See more »

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