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Ethel Mary Gabriel

Ethel Mary Gabriel, American entertainment executive. 1st woman record producer in Pop field; recipient Women in Music Touchstone award, 1997, Global Tolerance award, 1998. Member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (board governors 1983-1987), Music Producers Guild of America.

Background

  • Gabriel, Ethel Mary was born on November 16, 1921 in Milmont Park, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Karoly and Margaret (Horvath) De Nagy.

  • Education

    • Student, Temple University, 1940. Student, Columbia University, 1948.

    Career

    • Leader dance band En and Her Royal Men, Pennsylvania, 1934-1939. Trombonist Philadelphia Women's Symphony Orchestra, 1939-1940. Co-owner, teacher Nagy Ceramic and Liberal Arts School, New York City, 1948-1952.

      Artist and repertoire producer Radio Corporation of America Records, 1957-1980, director east coast artist and repertoire department, 1980-1982, director department talent management contemporary music, vice president artist and repertoire, 1982-1984. President Global Entertainment and Cultural Centers, 1984-1986, Jazzmania Records, 1992. President Dunhill Music Company, Weaver Music Company, Hillshire Music Company, Tribune Music Company, Miss Music Public Company.

      Music consultant Lou Reda Arts and Entertainment television Documentaries.

    Works

    • Producer over 2500 albums for Radio Corporation of America, 1957-1984, numerous artists including Chet Atkins, Teresa Brewer, Arthur Murray, The Insects, King Curtis, Caterina Valente The Legendary Performer series, Radio Corporation of America Pure Gold economy line, Camden Records, Bluebird Complete series, Living series (Living Strings, Living Voices, etc), (other albums) Perry Como Sings Merry Christmas Music (Gold Record award), Roger Whittaker-The Last Farewell and Other Hits (Gold Record award), The Best of Roger Whittaker (Gold Record award), Turned On Swing by Larry Elgart (Gold Record award), The Tommy Dorsey/Frank Sinatra Sessions Vols. 1, 2, 3 (Grammy award 1983). Co-producer: (album) Beautiful Isle of Somewhere by Jake Hess (Grammy award), (songs) Wish Me a Rainbow by the Living Voices (Grammy nomination 1967), Angel in the Morning by the Living Voices (Grammy nomination 1969).

      Associate producer Off-Broadway play The Aunts, 1990, Broadway play A Cast of Hawks, 1991. Author: The Best of Hungarian Cooking, 1997.

    Membership

    Member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (board governors 1983-1987), Music Producers Guild of America.

    Connections

    • Married Gustav Gabriel, August 10, 1958 (deceased July 1973).
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    Born November 16, 1921
    • 1940
      Temple University
    • 1948
      Columbia University
    • 1934 - 1939
      Leader, dance band En and Her Royal Men
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1939 - 1940
      trombonist Philadelphia Women's Symphony Orchestra
    • 1984 - 1986
      president, Global Entertainment and Cultural Centers
    • 1992
      president, Global Entertainment and Cultural Centers
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