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Theater exec Harry S. Gold died Oct. 10 in New York after a long battle with cancer. He was 50. 

Gold served as executive director of business and legal affairs for Disney Theatrical Productions, which oversees Disney’s musicals on Broadway and around the world. He joined Disney in 1997, and over the course of his career at Disney, handled the business and legal affairs for “The Little Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Lion King.”

Prior to joining Disney, Gold was a management associate at Niko Associates/Marvin A. Krauss Associates where he was an associate producer of  the “Bam Salutes Sondheim” benefit, associate general manager of the national tour of “Death Trap” and was involved with  the Broadway  productions of “The Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm,” “Victor/Victoria,” “Hello Dolly!” and “Inherit the Wind.”

During this time he attended the theater management program at Yale University, School of Drama. 

Born in New Haven, Conn., Gold graduated from Wesleyan U. and earned his J.D. from the Washington and Lee University of Law. After graduating, he worked as a litigation attorney in Washington, D.C. 

He is survived by his parents.

Donations may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, Bideawee Home Assn. or Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.