Joseph Edgar Allen John "Eddie" Mannix (February 25, 1891 – August 30, 1963) was an American film studio executive and producer. He is remembered for his work protecting Hollywood stars as a "fixer", a person paid to disguise details of the stars' often colorful private lives to maintain their public image. Among his most lasting contributions to Hollywood was a ledger he maintained that lists the costs and revenues of every MGM film produced between 1924 and 1962.
The Fixers: Eddie Mannix, Howard Strickling And The Mgm Publicity Machine
With Eddie Mannix (aka one of MGM'S fixers) and Robert Montgomery. Eddie Mannix was with Gable in Nevada after Carole Lombard's plane crash. He climbed to the crash site and identified Lombard's remains from the contours of her jaw and a little bit of unsinged blonde hair.