Cossette, Pierre

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Married Mary; children: (stepson) Chris. Education: Attended University of Southern California.

Addresses: Office Pierre Cossette Productions, 8899 Beverly Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Producer and agent. Music Corporation of America (MCA), agent, 1950s; Dunhill Records, founder, 1960s; Pierre Cossette Productions, Los Angeles, CA, founder and owner, 1970s. Former president, Hollywood Radio and Television Society; fundraiser, Concern Foundation for Cancer Research.

Member: Hollywood Radio and Television Society.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, best variety or musical program, 1970, for The SwitchedOn Symphony; Emmy Award nomination (with Ken Ehrlich), best varietymusic events programming, 1988, for The 30th Annual Grammy Awards; Ellis Island Medal of Honor, National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, 1990; Antoinette Perry Award, best musical, 1991, for The Will Rogers Follies; Trustee Award, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1995; Show-Man of the Year Award, Publicists Guild of America; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best musical, 1998, for The Scarlet Pimpernel.


Television Executive Producer; Movies:

The New Adventures of Heidi, 1978.

The Promise of Love, 1980.

Too Young the Hero (also known as Too Young a Hero ), CBS, 1988.

Television Executive Producer; Miniseries:

Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (also known as Alcatraz and Clarence Carnes ), NBC, 1980.

Television Producer; Specials:

Andy Williams and the NBC Kids Search for Santa, NBC, 1985.

The Harry Connick, Jr., Christmas Special, CBS, 1993.

Also produced Down to Earth, Alcatraz, Fire and Rain, and The SwitchedOn Symphony, NBC.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

The Dionne Warwick Special, CBS, 1969.

Movin', CBS, 1970.

The Keane Brothers Show, CBS, 1977.

Happy Birthday, Las Vegas, 1977.

100 Years of Golden Hits, NBC, 1981.

Salute, syndicated, 1983.

Super Night at the Super Bowl, CBS, 1987.

Andy Williams and the NBC Kids: Easter in Rome, NBC, 1987.

Grammy Living Legends, CBS, 1989.

AllStar Tribute to Kareem AbdulJabbar, NBC, 1989.

Grammy Legends Show, 1990.

Kathie Lee ... Looking for Christmas, CBS, 1994.

Grammy's Greatest Moments, CBS, 1994.

Celine Dion: These Are Special Times, CBS, 1998.

Radio City Music Hall's Grand ReOpening Gala, NBC, 1999.

Grammy's Greatest Performances, CBS, 1999.

Celine Dion: All the Way ... A Decade of Song, CBS, 1999.

The BET 20th Anniversary Celebration, Black Entertainment Television, 2000.

Celine Dion: A New Day Has Come, CBS, 2002.

Celine in Las Vegas ... Opening Night Live!, CBS, 2003.

Television Executive Producer; Awards Presentations:

The 15th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1973.

The 19th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1977.

The 20th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1978.

The People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1984 and 1985.

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1986.

The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1986.

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Show, CBS, 1987.

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1987.

The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1987.

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1988.

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1989.

The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1990.

The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1991.

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1993.

The 36th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1994.

The 37th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1995.

The 38th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1996.

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1997.

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1998.

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1999.

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2000.

The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards, CBS, 2000.

The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2001.

The 44th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2002.

The 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards, CBS, 2002.

The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, CBS, 2002.

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2003.

Television Producer; Awards Presentations:

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1992.

Television Executive Producer; Pilots:

Stand Up and Cheer, ABC, 1971.

Bowzer, syndicated, 1981.

Television Producer; Episodic:

Johnny Mann's Stand Up and Cheer, 1971.

The Glen Campbell Music Show, 1982.

Television Executive Producer; Episodic:

Sammy and Company, 1975.

The Andy Williams Show, 1976.

Sha Na Na, 1977.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Judge, The 1991 Miss America Pageant, NBC, 1991.

Judge, The Miss America Pageant, NBC, 1993.

Honoree, The 37th Annual Grammy Awards, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Daniele Alberghetti," This Is Your Life, 1955.

Stage Producer:

The Egg, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1962.

The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, Palace Theatre, New York City, 19911993.

Tommy Tune Tonite!, Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 19921993.

The Scarlet Pimpernel, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 19971999, then Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 19992000.

The Civil War, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Film Appearances:

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary), 1997.

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