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us: De Passe, Suzanne, 1947-

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    • us: Passe, Suzanne de, 1947-
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1947-07-01
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Syracuse University
        • Organization: (naf) Borough of Manhattan Community College
        • Organization: (naf) Motown Productions
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        (lcsh) Screenwriters
          (lcsh) Motion picture producers and directors
            (lcsh) Radio producers and directors
              (lcsh) Television producers and directors
          • Sources

            • found: Mussari, M. Suzanne de Passe, c1991: CIP t.p. (Suzanne de Passe) galley (b. 1947)
            • found: IMDb, Oct. 2, 2008 (Suzanne de Passe; b. 1948, New York City, New York, USA; producer, writer)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (De Passe, Suzanne Celeste; recording industry leader, screenwriter, radio / television producer / director, motion picture producer / director; born 01 July 1947 in New York, New York, United States; she entered Syracuse University in 1964; transferred to Manhattan Community College to major in English; moved to Los Angeles in 1970, held titles of director of West Coast creative division and vice president of Motown Industries before becoming president of Motown Productions in 1980; produced successful television specials such as Motown 25-Yesterday, Today, and Forever,which won her the Peabody Award and Emmy for producing the best music/variety special of the year; in 1985 she was the executive producer of Motown Returns to the Apollo and won her second Emmy; that same year she optioned Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning book Lonesome Dove, and in 1989 coproduced the highly successful television miniseries; it not only won her another Emmy, but also won Peabody and Golden Globe awards)
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