Levine, Hasbro exec who helped create GI Joe, dies

May 24, 2014 1:21 PM

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - 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.

He died of cancer early Thursday at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, said his wife, Nan. They were just about to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

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