Miriam Weinstein, mother of Harvey and Bob Weinstein, dies at 90

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Miriam Weinstein, the mother of the filmmaking brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 90.

She died Wednesday at her home in Westport, Conn., The New York Times reports.

The brothers combined her name with their father's, Max, to come up with the moniker of their first movie company, Miramax Films, which was launched in 1979.

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Miriam Weinstein, mother of Bob and Harvey, through the years
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Miriam Weinstein, mother of Bob and Harvey, through the years
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Miriam Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Robert De Niro, Jay Z, Harvey Weinstein and Miriam Weinstein attend the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Miriam Weinstein, producer Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman attends a reception for the screening of 'The Intouchables' at the French Embassy on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andres Otero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: (L-R) Miriam Weinstein and fashion designer Georgina Chapman attend Moet & Chandon toast for Harvey Weinstein's Legion D'honneur and screening of 'The Intouchables' with the Ambassador of France to the United States Francois Delattre at the French Embassy on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/WireImage for Moet et Chandon)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 17: Writer/director Quentin Tarantino,Producer Bob Weinstein,Miriam Weinstein,Actor Eli Roth, Producer Lawrence Bender,Producer Harvey Weinstein and Linda Taylor attend the after party for The Cinema Society & Hugo Boss screening of 'Inglourious Basterds' at The Standard Hotel on August 17, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - JUNE 18: Miriam Weinstein attends Premiere and After Party of 'SiCKO' By Michael Moore at Premiere: Ziegfeld Theater on June 18, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by PATRICK MCMULLAN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
384342 02: (ITALY OUT) Producer Harvey Weinstein poses with Miriam Weinstein, left, and his wife Eve January 15, 2001 at the French Embassy where he received an award, the Order of Arts and Letters, in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Liaison)
384342 01: (ITALY OUT) Producer Harvey Weinstein poses with Miriam Weinstein, left, and his wife Eve January 15, 2001 at the French Embassy where he received an award, the Order of Arts and Letters, in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Liaison)
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Max, a diamond cutter, died on June 4, 1976, of a sudden heart attack at the age of 52, when Harvey was 24 and Bob was 22.

She was born Miriam Postal and married Max shortly after World War II. They raised the family in Queens, N.Y., and she helped out her boys as a receptionist for Miramax.


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