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Overview (4)

Born in Valleyfield, Québec, Canada
Died in Ormstown, Québec, Canada  (congestive heart failure)
Birth NamePierre Maurice Joseph Cossette
Nickname Showbiz

Mini Bio (1)

Pierre Cossette was born on December 15, 1923 in Valleyfield, Québec, Canada as Pierre Maurice Joseph Cossette. He is known for his work on The Switched-On Symphony (1970), The 30th Annual Grammy Awards (1988) and The Manipulator (1971). He was married to Mary and Dorothy Foy. He died on September 11, 2009 in Ormstown, Québec.

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Dorothy Foy (? - 1982) ( her death) ( 2 children)
Mary (? - 11 September 2009) ( his death)

Trivia (10)

Survived by his wife, Mary Cossette; sons - John Cossette and Andrew Cossette; five stepchildren - John Ufland, Anne Casey, Christopher Ufland, Jennifer Bontempo and Joslin Weiner; and eight grandchildren.
He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Received his Bachelor degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (1949).
Founder--with Lou Adler, Bobby Roberts and Al Bennett--of Dunhill Records (1965-1975), Los Angeles, California. The label's artists included The Mamas and the Papas, Johnny Rivers, Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night.
He created the modern Grammy Awards show, with live performances instead of taped and filmed pieces.
Television and theater producer, and manager of American pop music acts, including Ann-Margret, Vic Damone, Dick Shawn, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 7, 2005.
Received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario in 2005.
Received a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California on January 14, 2006.
Pierre Cossette passed away on September 11, 2009, three months away from what would have been his 86th birthday on December 15.

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