June 19, 2004 by

Max Rosenberg

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Categories: Hollywood, Law

Fans of supernatural, horror and suspense movies are mourning the loss of Max Rosenberg, a Hollywood filmmaker who specialized in creepy cinema.
For over half a century, Rosenberg produced dozens of movies, including “The Curse of Frankenstein,” “The City of the Dead,” “The House That Dripped Blood,” “Cat People” and “Tales From the Crypt.” Most of these features were low- or modestly-budgeted, yet fostered the careers of young actors like Donald Sutherland and Terrance Stamp.
Before he delved into the dark and mysterious, Rosenberg produced the early rock ‘n’ roll movie, “Rock, Rock, Rock,” which featured an appearance by disc jockey Alan Freed. He and his partner, Milton Subotsky, also created “Junior Science,” an award-winning TV series for children.
A New York native, Rosenberg graduated from City College of New York and St. John Law School. He worked as a lawyer before entering the film business in 1939 as a distributor of foreign films. In the mid-1950s, Rosenberg switched to producing and eventually formed his own company, Rearguard Productions.
Rosenberg died on June 14. Cause of death was not released. He was 89.

One Response to Max Rosenberg

  1. Phil

    I remember seeing movies in grade school that began with the phase “How would you like to be able to . . . ?” and then “Hello young neighbors, welcome to Junior Science”. Is this the same guy?

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