Widow of Richard Fleischer dies at 90


Mary "Mickey" Fleischer, the widow of renowned film director Richard Fleischer, died Aug. 4 in Los Angeles. She was 90.

A stage actress when she met Fleischer in 1941 at Yale Drama School, Mickey and her husband did summer stock together with the Port Players in Wisconsin in the summer of 1943. They married in 1944 and moved to Los Angeles in 1945.

Mickey Fleischer appeared in some of her husband's early films and was by his side throughout his career that saw him direct more than 60 films. His resume includes such Hollywood pics as "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1954), "Compulsion" (1959), "Doctor Dolittle" (1967) and "Soylent Green" (1973).

Richard, an Oscar winner as a producer for 1947 documentary "Design for Death" and the son of famed animator Max Fleischer, died in 2006 at age 89.

A son, entertainment attorney Mark Fleischer, is among the survivors.