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Suzanne de Passe
de Passe first became notable as an executive for Motown Records, a company which she joined in 1968 after being introduced to Motown chief Berry Gordy by Supremes member Cindy Birdsong. At Motown, de Passe helped to produce television specials such as TCB and G.I.T. on Broadway, both starring Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations, and was responsible for signing, coaching, and developing Motown's most popular act of the 1970s, The Jackson 5.
de Passe continued to work for Motown, mostly producing television specials such as Motown 25, into the 1980s. By the 1990s, she was the owner of her own company, dePasse Entertainment, which has produced such television shows and feature filsm as Class Act, Sister, Sister, Smart Guy, and It's Showtime at the Apollo. A number of de Passe Entertainment productions hearken back to de Passe's Motown days, including the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream (in which she is a character, played by Vanessa L. Williams) and The Temptations, and the Motown 45 special in 2004.
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