Creator of ‘G.I. Joe’ action figure dies at 86

May 24, 2014 11:43 PM

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Creator of ‘G.I. Joe’ action figure dies at 86

Donald Levine, 86, died of cancer on Thursday in Rhode Island. The U.S. Army veteran served in Korea and created the ‘G.I. Joe’ toy to honor members of the military in 1964.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world’s first action figure, has died. He was 86.

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