Berry Gordy

Lowest Rated: 29% Mahogany (1975)
Birthday: Nov 28, 1929
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Founder of Motown Records and Tamla Records.Sold Motown Records to MCA for $61 million in 1988.Father, with Diana Ross, of Rhonda Ross KendrickBorrowed $800 to start Tamla Motown Records.Grandfather of Jermaine Jackson II.Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (under the category Non-Performer) in 1988.Father of Rockwell. Ex-father-in-law of Jermaine Jackson.Father of songwriter Stefan Gordy by producer Nancy Leiviska.Father of Rockwell by ex-girlfriend Margaret Norton. Ex-father-in-law of Jermaine Jackson.Jobete, the music publishing company that he founded was named after his three oldest children: Hazel JOy, BErry and TErry.Has 7 children altogether: Hazel Joy, Berry, Kennedy, Kerry, Rhonda, Stefan and Terry James.Brother of Anna Gordy Gaye, and Robert L. Gordy.Former brother-in-law of Harvey Fuqua, and Marvin Gaye.Is portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992) (TV).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Michael Jackson: The Life and Times of the King of Pop Actor 2009
No Score Yet It's Black Entertainment Actor 1999
59% The Last Dragon Executive Producer 1985
87% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Executive Producer 1976
29% Mahogany Director 1975
69% Lady Sings the Blues Producer Executive Producer 1972

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2009

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