Gil Friesen

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Birthday
19, 1937
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Dec 13, 2012 (75)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1937
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Dec 13, 2012 (75)

About

Remembered for heading A&M Records during the late 1970s, 1980s, and first year of the 1990s, this entertainment executive was also the leading producer of the 1985 classic film The Breakfast Club. In addition, he was one of the founders of the Classic Sports Cable Network.

Before Fame

While attending the University of California, Los Angeles, he worked as an assistant at Capitol Records. He later secured employment with Kapp Records.

Trivia

In the last year of his life, he produced the Academy Award-winning documentary film 20 Feet from Stardom.

Family Life

He grew up in Pasadena, California. He and his wife Janet raised three children: Uma, Theo, and Tyler.

Associated With

While working as a music producer, he promoted the career of singer Janet Jackson.

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