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entertainment conglomerate executive

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.

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

Son of Joseph and Sarah (Okun) R. M. Dorothy Zimberoff, March 24, 1973. 1 daughter, Leigh; children by previous marriage: Gary, Teri.

father:
Joseph Roshkind

mother:
Sarah (Okun) Roshkind