Donald Levine

 

 

 

Age: 86

 

Summary: retired toy executive at Hasbro, Inc. who was credited as the father of GI Joe for developing the world's first action figure when GI Joe hit the shelves in time for Christmas 1964 and became a big seller at $4, in which it remained popular until the late 1960's as opposition to the Vietnam War increased and parents shied away from military-related toys.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: 1928

 

Died: May 22, 2014

 

Location: Providence, Rhode Island