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Aaron Russo (1943–2007)

Although he never went beyond secondary school, Aaron Russo became a millionaire in show business. He managed the Kinetic Playground in Chicago in the late 1960s where he booked The Who, Jefferson Airplane and other popular bands of the day. For seven years, Russo managed Bette Midler. In 1979, he produced "The Rose" which gave Midler her first ... See full bio »

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Trading Places
Trading Places Producer
The Rose
The Rose Producer
Rude Awakening
Rude Awakening Producer


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 2006 America: Freedom to Fascism (Documentary) (producer)
 1991 Off and Running (producer)
 1991 Missing Pieces (producer)
 1989 Rude Awakening (producer)
 1986 Wise Guys (producer)
 1984 Teachers (producer)
 1983 Trading Places (producer)
 1982 Partners (producer)
 1979 The Rose (producer)
 1977 Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1976 Standing Room Only (TV Series) (producer)
 1976 The Bette Midler Show (TV Special) (producer)
 1975 Manhattan Transfer (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
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Is survived by his girlfriend of over 2 decades, Heidi Gregg, and their 2 children, Sam Russo, age 22, and Max Russo, age 25. See more »

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