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Mike Ilitch


Founder of the tiny Caesars Pizza string who have owned the NHL’s Detroit Crimson Wings as well as the MLB’s Detroit Tigers. He founded Small Caesars Pizza in Backyard Town, Michigan, in 1959, utilizing the $10,000 he kept up. The store’s name originated from his wife’s nickname for him. He possessed the Detroit Caesars professional softball group back the past due 1970s once the town was a mecca for the activity. He had many children along with his wife Marian, whom he fulfilled on the blind time while she was functioning being a Delta Airlines clerk. He got a attempting Detroit Tigers football team and provided them their initial playoff operate in 19 years under supervisor Jim Leyland.

Quick Facts

Full Name Mike Ilitch
Date Of Birth July 20, 1929
Died February 10, 2017, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Place Of Birth Detroit, MI
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Thomas M. Cooley High School
Nationality American
Spouse Marian Ilitch
Children Christopher Ilitch, Denise Ilitch, Atanas Ilitch, Mike Ilitch Jr., Carole Ilitch Trepeck, Lisa Ilitch Murray, Ronald Tyrus Ilitch
Parents Sotir Ilitch, Sultana Tasseff Ilitch
Star Sign Cancer

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1Ilitch Holdings family member - Little Caesars Pizza, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Casinos, Hotels, Arenas, Theaters, Real Estate and others.
2Founded/owns Mike Ilitch Jr. Productions, MICA Entertainment (Finance - Production), ITS Capital (Finance - Film Tax Credit), Prelude Pictures, P&A Funding and others.
3Formerly ran the consulting firm Prelude Worldwide Ministries with co-"Lost in Space" producer, Mark Koch.
4Son of Little Caesars Pizza, Detroit Tigers, and Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch.



The Angriest Man in Brooklyn2014executive producer
In the Blood2014/Iexecutive producer
Scorned2013/Ico-executive producer
Oculus2013/Iexecutive producer
Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story2013TV Movie executive producer
Cut/Print2012executive producer
Stuck in Love2012executive producer
The Giant Mechanical Man2012executive producer
The Littlest Angel2011executive producer
Life Goes On2007executive producer
Worth It All2002Video short executive producer
Black Dog1998producer
Lost in Space1998co-executive producer
Judicial Consent1994co-executive producer - uncredited
Division 192016executive producer completed
The Hollow Point2016executive producer
Before I Wake2016executive producer
Mojave2015executive producer - as Mike Ilitch Jr.
Two for Tea2014Short executive producer
Pawn Sacrifice2014executive producer - as Mike Ilitch Jr.



Machine Gun Preacher2011tax credit services

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YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014LeoLeo AwardsBest Television MovieMr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013)· Howard Baldwin (executive producer)
· Karen Elise Baldwin (executive producer)
· Shawn Williamson (executive producer)

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