Eldred (Mike) McGreal

Eldred (Mike) McGreal, a retired executive of Warner Bros. Studios and founder-president of Producers’ Service (manufacturers of optical printers for special effects), died of Parkinson’s Disease on Sept. 30.

He was 87.

McGreal came to Hollywood in the early ’30s and worked at MGM and later 20th Century Fox, managing their respective camera departments.

Shortly after World War II he joined Warner Bros., where he headed the camera department until 1965.

After leaving Warner Bros., McGreal founded Producers’ Service, where he served as president until his retirement in 1975.

He is survived by his wife, Enid; daughter, stepdaughter and five grandchildren.

Burial was at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. The memorial service was private.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

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