Bachelor in Journalism, University Southern California, 1949.
Cossette was inducted into Canada"s Walk of Fame in 2005. Born in Valleyfield, Quebec, he also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2006, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.
His autobiography, Another Day In Showbiz: One Producer"s Journey, tells the story of an unassuming young man from rural Quebec who worked his way to the top of the world of glitz and glamour, galvanizing the music industry in the process.
He offers his vision of the industry, detailing stars, directors, producers, movies, television companies, record companies, and the art, creation, and exhibition of stage productions such as The Will Rogers Follies, The Scarlet Pimpernell, and the Voice of Woody Guthrie"". A Las Vegas legend for booking the world"s biggest acts including the Rat Pack, Mae West, and many others
He went from agent to producer with the help and support of entertainment giant Harry Cohn. Cossette died on September 11, 2009, in Montreal.
He was 85 years old. John Cossette, who eventually took over as Grammy Executive Producer, died on April 26, 2011.
Fundraiser Concern Foundation for Cancer Research. Member Hollywood Radio & television Society (past president).
Married Mary Cossette. Children: John, Andrew;5 stepchildren.