Letty Aronson

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Letty Aronson
BornEllen Letty Konigsberg
1943 (age 74–75)
New York City, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
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)
AwardsGolden Globe Award (2009)

Ellen Letty Aronson (née Konigsberg;[1] born in 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][4] to Nettie (née Cherry; 1906–2002) and Martin Königsberg (1900–2001),[5] and was raised in Midwood, Brooklyn, New York.[6] Her older brother is writer and director Woody Allen. Aronson comes from a Jewish family; her grandparents were from Russia 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.[7] They had three children together, Christopher, Erika and Alexa.[8]

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).

Awards and nominations[edit]

Aronson won a Golden Globe Award in January 2009 as producer of Vicky Cristina Barcelona,[9] and was nominated for Match Point and Midnight in Paris. In 2012, she was nominated for an Academy Award as producer of Midnight in Paris.[10]

Filmography[edit]

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. ^ "Letty Aronson". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  4. ^ Woody Allen; Robert E. Kapsis; Kathie Coblentz (2006). Woody Allen: Interviews. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 23–. ISBN 978-1-57806-793-0.
  5. ^ "Martin Konigsberg, 100, Woody Allen's Father". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  6. ^ Toy, Vivian S. "Living In Midwood, Brooklyn". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths ARONSON, SIDNEY". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths ARONSON, SIDNEY". New York Times. May 19, 2002. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  9. ^ "List of winners of the Golden Globe Awards". Associated Press. January 12, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2009.
  10. ^ "Nominees and Winners for the 84th Academy Awards". oscars.org. Retrieved January 5, 2014.

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