PIERRE COSSETTE

 

Inductee: Canada Walk of Fame

Inductee: Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pierre Maurice Joseph Cossette (December 15, 1923 – September 11, 2009) was a television and Broadway producer who is responsible for bringing the Grammy Awards to television.

 

His autobiography, Another Day In Showbiz: One Producer's Journey, tells the story of an unassuming young man from rural Quebec who worked his way to the top of the world of glitz and glamour, galvanizing the music industry in the process. He offers his vision of the industry, detailing stars, directors, producers, movies, TV companies, record companies, and the art, creation, and exhibition of stage productions such as The Will Rogers Follies, The Scarlet Pimpernell, and The Voice of Woody Guthrie.

 

A Las Vegas legend for booking the world's biggest acts including the Rat Pack and Mae West and managing comedic giants such as Dick Shawn and Buddy Hackett, he went from representative to producer with the help and support of entertainment giant Harry Cohn. 

 

In Memorium: 2009.

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