Miriam Weinstein, Mother of Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Dies at 90

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Miriam Weinstein

The moniker Miramax Films is a combination of her first name and her late husband's, Max.

Miriam Weinstein, the mother of the filmmaking brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 90.

She died Wednesday at her home in Westport, Conn., The New York Times reports.

The brothers combined her name with their father's, Max, to come up with the moniker of their first movie company, Miramax Films, which was launched in 1979.

Max, a diamond cutter, died on June 4, 1976, of a sudden heart attack at the age of 52, when Harvey was 24 and Bob was 22.

She was born Miriam Postal in Brooklyn and married Max shortly after World War II. They raised the family in Queens, N.Y., and she helped out her boys as a receptionist for Miramax.

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