10 Facts About Aaron Ruben


Aaron Ruben was an American television director and producer known for The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle, US M C, and Sanford and Son.

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Aaron Ruben grew up on the West Side of Chicago and attended Lewis Institute but did not graduate.

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Aaron Ruben was involved in theater in Chicago after leaving college.

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Aaron Ruben started his TV producing and directing career in 1954 when he directed the TV series Caesar's Hour.

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Aaron Ruben then directed eleven episodes of The Phil Silvers Show between 1957 and 1959 along with Silvers' CBS TV special, Keep in Step.

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Aaron Ruben later produced The Andy Griffith Show, working on that series for five seasons as producer, writer and story consultant.

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Aaron Ruben went on to create the Andy Griffith spin-off Gomer Pyle, US M C, which turned out to be his only TV creation.

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Aaron Ruben last did a voiceover in the videogame Buick Berle, 1954.

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In 2003, Aaron Ruben won the Writers Guild of America, West's Valentine Davies Award for public service, for his work on behalf of abused children.

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Aaron Ruben died from pneumonia on January 30,2010, at his home in Beverly Hills, California, a month before his 96th birthday.

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