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Aaron Russo

Born: Feb 14, 1943

Death: Aug 24, 2007

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Politician

Nationality: Italy

Aaron Russo

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1943
Date of Death : Aug 24, 2007
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Aaron Russo was an American entertainment businessman, film producer and director, and political activist. He was best known for producing such movies as Trading Places, Wise Guys, and The Rose. Later in life, he created various Libertarian-leaning political documentaries including Mad as Hell and America: Freedom to Fascism. After a six-year battle with bladder cancer, Russo died on August 24, 2007.


  • Politician
  • Film Producer
  • Film director
  • Businessperson
  • Theatrical producer
  • Political activist


  • Heidi Gregg


  • Max Russo
  • Sam Russo

Awards Won

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
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