Victoria Denenberg, NFL Films archivist

Posted: May 15, 2014

Victoria Ellen Denenberg, 69, of Merion, archivist for the NFL's treasure trove of game footage, died Monday, May 5, of cancer at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life.

Ms. Denenberg began her career at NFL Films in 1966 as an assistant to the league's business manager. She handled a variety of duties before becoming the manager of its film library.

In that role, she oversaw the cataloging and archiving of all footage shot by NFL Films camera operators.

NFL Films was located initially in Philadelphia, but when it moved from Center City to Mount Laurel in 1980, she helped guide the transition.

Afterward, Ms. Denenberg was named postproduction manager, overseeing day-to-day postproduction handling of all programming created by the league. She retired in 1999 after 33 years on the job.

"She will be remembered as a vital contributor in building a fledgling company into [a revered] filmmaking entity in sports," her family said in a tribute.

Ms. Denenberg's names were chosen to commemorate V-E Day, May 8, 1945, the official announcement of the end of World War II in Europe, her family said. She was born on May 2, 1945.

Ms. Denenberg is survived by two brothers, and nieces and nephews.

Services were Wednesday, May 7.

Contributions may be made to the Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Rd., North Wales, Pa. 19454.


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