"Father Of Grammys" Dies At 85

Pierre Cossette, the TV producer credited with creating the annual Grammy Awards in 1971 and producing the awards telecast until 2005, died Friday of congestive heart failure at age 85. In a statement on Friday, Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), referred to Cossette as the "father of the Grammy Awards."

14/09/2009


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