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Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy, entrepreneur, film producer, recording industry executive. Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, BMI, Directors Guild American.

Background

  • Gordy, Berry was born on November 28, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Music (honorary), Eastern Michigan University, 1971.

    Career

    • Founder Motown Record Corporation, since 1961. Executive producer motion pictures. Chairman board directors West Grand Media, since 1998.

      Founder Jobete Music Company, Inc., since 1997.

    Works

    • Director: (films) Mahogany, 1975. Executive producer: Lady Sings the Blues, 1972, Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, 1975, Berry Gordy's the Last Dragon, 1984. Author: To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, 1994.

    Membership

    Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, BMI, Directors Guild American.

    Connections

    • Children from a previous marriage: Berry IV, Hazel Joy, Terry James, Kerry A., Sherry R., Kennedy W., Stefan K., Rhonda Ross-Kendrick.
    Berry Gordy
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    Born November 28, 1929
    Nationality
    • 1971
      Eastern Michigan University
    • 1961
      Founder Motown Record Corporation
    • 1997
      founder Jobete Music Company
    • 1998
      chairman, board directors West Grand Media