Aaron Rosenberg

Aaron Rosenberg (August 26, 1912 – September 1, 1979) was an "all-American" college football player and a film and television producer with more than sixty credits. His most noted film credit is likely Mutiny on the Bounty (1962).

Aaron Rosenberg
Aaron Rosenberg, James Stewart, Anthony Mann & William H. Daniels (1954)
Born(1912-08-26)August 26, 1912
DiedSeptember 1, 1979(1979-09-01) (aged 67)
OccupationFilm and television producer
College football career
USC Trojans
Career history
CollegeUSC (1932–1933)
Bowl games
Personal information
Born:(1912-08-26)August 26, 1912
Brooklyn, New York
Died:September 1, 1979(1979-09-01) (aged 67)
Torrance, California
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American (1933)
College Football Hall of Fame (1966)


Born in Brooklyn, with Jewish origins, he studied at the University of Southern California and played college football. He was an Offensive Guard He was selected for the All-America team in 1932 and 1933, and elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966.

Film career

Following his college career, Rosenberg worked for nearly fifteen years as an assistant director at the 20th Century-Fox Film Studios. He turned to producing in the early 1950s, and produced the box office hits The Glenn Miller Story (1954), The Benny Goodman Story (1956), as well as Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). Rosenberg was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture as a producer of Mutiny on the Bounty. He retired after producing Reflections of Murder for television in 1974.

Director Budd Boetticher later called Rosenberg his "favorite producer of all time because he was so damn honest. […] He and I had a lot of arguments because we both wanted to make better pictures than Universal wanted us to make."[1]


  1. Axmaker, Sean (February 7, 2006). "Ride Lonesome: The Career of Budd Boetticher". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved June 25, 2012.

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