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Encyclopedia > Suzanne de Passe

Suzanne de Passe (born in 1948 in New York City, New York) is an African-American entertainment executive; the CEO of television production company de Passe Entertainment. 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... New York, New York redirects here. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or Black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Entertainment is an amusement or diversion intended to hold the attention of an audience or its participants. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... An American family watching television in the 1950s. ...

de Passe first became notable as an executive for Motown Records, a company which she joined in 1968 after being introduced to Motown chief Berry Gordy by Supremes member Cindy Birdsong. At Motown, de Passe helped to produce television specials such as TCB and G.I.T. on Broadway, both starring Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations, and was responsible for signing, coaching, and developing Motown's most popular act of the 1970s, The Jackson 5. Motown, also known as Tamla-Motown outside the U.S., is a record label founded on December 14, 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Reissue album cover showing The Supremes in 1966. ... Cindy Birdsong (born December 15, 1939 in Camden, New Jersey) was a member of Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles (1960_1967) and later, the Supremes (1967-1972, 1973_1976). ... A Television Special is a television program that is essentially a television movie or a short film usually intended to be broadcast sporadically, typically once a year at most. ... Reissue album cover showing The Supremes in 1966. ... The Classic 5 lineup of the Temptations, circa 1965. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ...

de Passe continued to work for Motown, mostly producing television specials such as Motown 25, into the 1980s. By the 1990s, she was the owner of her own company, dePasse Entertainment, which has produced such television shows and feature filsm as Class Act, Sister, Sister, Smart Guy, and It's Showtime at the Apollo. A number of de Passe Entertainment productions hearken back to de Passe's Motown days, including the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream (in which she is a character, played by Vanessa L. Williams) and The Temptations, and the Motown 45 special in 2004. Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... Sister, Sister is the name of several works. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Vanessa Lynn Williams This article is about Vanessa Williams the actress and singer, for the actress on Melrose Place see Vanessa Williams (actress). ... The Temptations was a four-hour television miniseries broadcast in two-hour halves on NBC, based upon the history of one of Motowns longest-lived acts, The Temptations. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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The Jacksons: An American Dream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (428 words)
The miniseries was based on the history of the popular soul and pop act The Jackson 5, and covered the history of the The Jackson Family from 1948 (though the show had the timeline starting three years earlier in 1945) to 1984.
The series was produced for KJ Films and Motown by Stan Marguiles, Suzanne de Passe, Jermaine Jackson, and Margaret Maldonado Jackson.
The three-hour "Early Years" part of the series was broadcast on November 15, 1992, and covered the story of the Jacksons from their parents' courtship in Chicago in the late-1940s up until the release of the early Motown #1 hits in 1969/1970.
'Temptations' schedule here to be grueling (1194 words)
Executive producer Suzanne de Passe said Pittsburgh was chosen to stand in for Detroit because of her experience filming ABC's "The Jacksons" mini-series in Pittsburgh.
Williams is a co-producer on the mini-series, and de Passe said it is the drama of his relationship with the other members of the group that drives the story.
De Passe said the star of "The Temptations" is actually the music made by the original group.
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