Letty Aronson

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Letty Aronson
Born
Ellen Letty Konigsberg

(1943-11-30) November 30, 1943 (age 78)
Alma materBrooklyn College, New York University
Occupationfilm producer
Years active1994–present
Known forproducing Academy Award-nominated films
Spouse(s)Sidney Aronson (c. 1968–2002; his death)
Children3
FamilyWoody Allen (brother)
Ronan Farrow (nephew)
AwardsGolden Globe Award (2009)

Ellen Letty Aronson (née Konigsberg;[1] born November 30, 1943), is an American film producer and is the younger sister of writer and director Woody Allen.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Aronson was born Ellen Letty Konigsberg in 1943 in New York City,[3] to Nettie (née Cherry; 1906–2002) and Martin Königsberg (1900–2001),[4] and was raised in Midwood, Brooklyn, New York.[5] Her older brother is writer and director Woody Allen. Aronson comes from a Jewish family; her grandparents were from Lithuania and Austria. She was educated at Brooklyn College and New York University. Aronson was married to Sidney Aronson, an elementary school principal in Brooklyn who died in 2002.[6] They had three children together, Christopher, Erika and Alexa.[7]

Career[edit]

She has produced many of her brother Woody Allen's films including Bullets over Broadway (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Celebrity (1998), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), Anything Else (2003), Melinda and Melinda (2004), Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006), Cassandra's Dream (2007), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Whatever Works (2009), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011), To Rome with Love (2012), and Blue Jasmine (2013).

Filmography[edit]

As a producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
1994 Bullets over Broadway
1994 Don't Drink the Water Television movie
1995 Mighty Aphrodite
1996 Everyone Says I Love You
1997 Deconstructing Harry
1997 The Spanish Prisoner co-executive producer
1998 Into My Heart executive producer
1998 Celebrity
1999 Sweet and Lowdown
1999 Story of a Bad Boy co-executive producer
1999 Women Talking Dirty co-executive producer
1999 Just Looking co-executive producer
2000 Small Time Crooks
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
2002 Hollywood Ending
2003 Anything Else
2004 Melinda and Melinda
2005 Match Point
2006 Scoop
2007 Cassandra's Dream
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2009 Whatever Works
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
2011 Midnight in Paris
2012 To Rome with Love
2013 Blue Jasmine
2014 Magic in the Moonlight
2015 Irrational Man
2016 Café Society
2017 Wonder Wheel
2019 A Rainy Day in New York
2020 Rifkin's Festival

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 Golden Globe Awards Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona Won
2012 Academy Awards Best Picture Midnight in Paris Nominated
2012 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture Nominated
2012 Hollywood Film Awards Producer of the Year Won
2012 Producers Guild of America Awards Best Theatrical Motion Picture Nominated
2014 Blue Jasmine Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, Barbara, "Woody and his sister", The New York Post, October 15, 2011
  2. ^ "Woody Allen's Sister Says His Daughter Dylan Farrow 'Capitalized' on the #MeToo Movement". People. January 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Woody Allen; Robert E. Kapsis; Kathie Coblentz (2006). Woody Allen: Interviews. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 23–. ISBN 978-1-57806-793-0.
  4. ^ "Martin Konigsberg, 100, Woody Allen's Father". The New York Times. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  5. ^ Toy, Vivian S. "Living In Midwood, Brooklyn". The New York Times. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths ARONSON, SIDNEY". The New York Times. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths ARONSON, SIDNEY". New York Times. May 19, 2002. Retrieved August 8, 2012.

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