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Michael Roshkind

Michael Roshkind, American entertainment conglomerate executive. Decorated Navy Cross. Served with United States Navy, World World War World War II; Member Record Industry Association American (director), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Motion Picture Academy, National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, Overseas Press Club.

Background

  • Roshkind, Michael was born on October 4, 1921 in New York City. Son of Joseph and Sarah (Okun) Roshkind.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1941.

    Career

    • News editor NBC, New York City, 1941-1942. Director news, special events and sports ABC, 1942-1948. Vice president Weintraub Advertising Agency, 1948-1950.

      Executive vice president A.A. Schechter Public Relations, 1950-1960. Partner Straus Public Relations, 1960-1966. Vice president Motown Record Corporation, Los Angeles, since 1966.

      President Roshkind Associates, Inc., since 1981. Vice chairman, chief operating officer Motown Industries. Broadcasting consultant to Adlai Stevenson, 1942, John F. Kennedy, 1960, Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964.

      Trustee Los Angeles Film Exposition.

    Membership

    Served with United States Navy, World World War World War II. Member Record Industry Association American (director), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Motion Picture Academy, National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, Overseas Press Club.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Zimberoff, March 24, 1973. 1 daughter, Leigh; children by previous marriage: Gary, Teri.
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    Born October 4, 1921
    • 1941
      Northwestern University
    • 1941 - 1942
      News editor National Broadcasting Company
    • 1942 - 1948
      director, news
    • 1948 - 1950
      vice president, Weintraub Advertising Agency
    • 1950 - 1960
      executive, vice president A.A. Schechter Public Relations
    • 1960 - 1966
      partner, Straus Public Relations
    • 1966
      vice president, Motown Record Corporation
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1981
      president, Roshkind Associates
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