Aaron Russo (I) (1943–2007)

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Although he never went beyond secondary school, Aaron Russo became a millionaire in show business. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1943, he worked in his family's business and later managed the Chicago nightclub, the Kinetic Playground, from 1968 to 1973 (with a long hiatus due to a fire). There he booked The Doors, The Who, The Grateful Dead, ... See full bio »

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Trading Places Producer
Missing Pieces Producer
The Rose Producer


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 2006 America: Freedom to Fascism (Documentary) (producer)
 1991 Missing Pieces (producer)
 1991 Off and Running (producer)
 1989 Rude Awakening (producer)
 1986 Wise Guys (producer)
 1984 Teachers (producer)
 1983 Trading Places (producer - produced by)
 1982 Partners (producer)
 1979 The Rose (producer - produced by)
 1977 Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back (TV Special 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 - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... (executive producer)
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He was a nominee for the Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 2004. When Michael Badnarik instead won the candidacy for the party, Russo offered to produce television ads for him. See more »

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