M. J. Frankovich
September 29, 1909|
January 1, 1992 82) (aged|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)|
Mitchell John "M. J." Frankovich (also known as Mike Frankovich) (September 29, 1909 – January 1, 1992) was an American film actor and producer of Croat origin.
A devout Catholic. Frankovich was married to actress Binnie Barnes in 1940 until his New Years Day 1992 death from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease in Los Angeles. They adopted three children, including producer, Peter, and production manager, Mike, Jr.
Among his more than 30 productions of film and for television were: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), several Goldie Hawn pictures ( Cactus Flower (1969), There's a Girl in My Soup (1970), Butterflies Are Free (1972) ), The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970), and John Wayne's last film, The Shootist (1976).