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Biography

The Recording Academy Jimmy Jam, Producer Pierre Cossette, Honorary Mayor of Hollywood Johnny Grant and President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow unveil the "Award of Excellence" on Hollywood Boulevard November 29, 2007 in Hollywood, California.

Source: hollywoodchamber.net

Pierre Maurice Joseph Cossette (December 15, 1923 – September 11, 2009) was a television executive producer and Broadway producer who brought the Grammy Awards to television. Cossette produced the first television broadcast of the Grammy Awards in 1971.

Fact file

  • Born: December 15, 1923
  • Died: September 11, 2009 (Aged 85)

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In the news

Father of the Grammy Awards dies at 85
MSNBC Entertainment, 2009-09-13 23:07:27
Pierre Cossette, who founded the modern Grammy Awards and produced the globally televised music awards ceremony for 35 years, died of congestive heart failure at a Montreal hospital. He was 85.

Pierre Cossette, who Brought Grammys to TV, Dies at 85
NY Times Music, 2009-09-13 02:16:54
Pierre Cossette

Grammys producer Pierre Cossette dies
Variety, 2009-09-12 00:17:16
Music News: TV vet was considered 'Father of the Grammys' -- Story developing...

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