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Aaron Ruben (1914–2010)

Aaron Ruben was born on March 1, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Aaron J. Ruben. He was a producer and writer, known for The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Sanford and Son (1972) and Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964). He was married to Maureen Arthur and Sandy C. Rothblatt. He died on January 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1990 Piece of Cake (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1987 American Film Institute Comedy Special (TV Special) (producer)
 1985-1987 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Lisa Goes Lottery Loco (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Herb Kisses, Henry Tells (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Ho-Ho-Ho Chi Henry (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Front Page Monroe (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Ars Gratia Iris (1985) ... (executive producer)
 1982 Teachers Only (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1981 Wendy Hooper, U.S. Army (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  CPO Sharkey (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes, 1977) (producer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Natalie's Ultimatum (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Sharkey Flies Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Operation: Frisco (1977) ... (executive producer)
- Oh Captain! My Captain (1976) ... (producer)
 1977 Great Day (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1976 Charo and the Sergeant (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 Grandpa Max (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972-1974 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (producer - 62 episodes)
- The Way to Lamont's Heart (1974) ... (producer)
- Aunt Esther and Uncle Woodrow Pfftt... (1974) ... (producer)
- Tyranny, Thy Name Is Grady (1974) ... (producer)
 1971/I Cat Ballou (TV Movie) (producer)
 1970 Headmaster (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- One for the Gipper (1970) ... (producer)
 1969 The Comic (producer)
 1964-1969 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (executive producer - 140 episodes)
- Goodbye Camp Henderson, Hello Sergeant Carter (1969) ... (executive producer)
- My Fair Sister (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Showtime with Sgt. Carol (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Flower Power (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1967 The Don Knotts Special (TV Special) (producer)
 1960-1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (producer - 159 episodes)
- Banjo-Playing Deputy (1965) ... (producer)
- Opie and the Carnival (1965) ... (producer)
- Opie Flunks Arithmetic (1965) ... (producer)
- The Luck of Newton Munroe (1965) ... (producer)
- The Arrest of the Fun Girls (1965) ... (producer)
Show Show Writer (25 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (4 credits)
Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(In 1974), he produced and wrote the teleplay for an unsold sitcom pilot for NBC called "For Better, For Worse" about a married couple, that was acted by Marge Redmond and Jack Weston who have been fighting and threatening divorce for the last twenty years. See more »

Alternate Names:

Aaron Reuben | Aaron Rubin

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His work with children's causes began in the 1970s, when he and his wife, Maureen Arthur handed out Christmas gifts for the children at the USC Medical Center. They started putting on skits for the kids. This led to several years of weekly visits to hospitals and children's shelters. See more »

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