Jac Holzman

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15, 1931
United States
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United States


Famous for establishing and heading both Nonesuch Records and Elektra Records, this entertainment entrepreneur launched the careers of The Doors, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, and other prominent bands and singer-songwriters. He later merged his record labels with Warner Communications, Inc. and served as senior vice president of the company.

Before Fame

He started Elektra Records in 1950, while studying at St. John's College.


In the mid 1980s, he founded an entertainment investment company called FirstMedia.

Family Life

His son, Adam Holzman, had a successful career as a jazz and rock musician. His other two children, Jaclyn Easton and Marin Sander-Holzman, worked, respectively, as a writer and a filmmaker.

Associated With

He arranged a 1979 meeting between former Monkees singer Michael Nesmith and Warner Cable's John Lack.