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February 19, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN
Before the premiere of the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove," the question Motown Productions President Suzanne de Passe found herself answering most was: "Why is Motown making a Western?" Now, a week after the critically acclaimed adaptation of Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel scored a coup for the No. 3 network as the highest-rated miniseries of the past five years, a more likely question might be: "How fast can Motown make another Western?"
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December 16, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Its name comes from the Swahili word for "the spirit of giving," and with that enthusiasm the Kwanza Foundation honored producer Suzanne de Passe at dinner Friday at the Radisson Bel-Air Summit Hotel. In honoring de Passe, the non-profit organization--formed by African-American women in the entertainment industry in 1973--honored one of their own.
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December 16, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Its name comes from the Swahili word for "the spirit of giving," and with that enthusiasm the Kwanza Foundation honored producer Suzanne de Passe at dinner Friday at the Radisson Bel-Air Summit Hotel. In honoring de Passe, the non-profit organization--formed by African-American women in the entertainment industry in 1973--honored one of their own.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN
Before the premiere of the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove," the question Motown Productions President Suzanne de Passe found herself answering most was: "Why is Motown making a Western?" Now, a week after the critically acclaimed adaptation of Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel scored a coup for the No. 3 network as the highest-rated miniseries of the past five years, a more likely question might be: "How fast can Motown make another Western?"
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January 31, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Though he walked away from the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove" satisfied with the finished product, actor Robert Duvall says the frustrations of working in television have led him to consider giving up acting on the small screen permanently.
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February 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Actor Danny Glover and writer-producer Suzanne de Passe will be inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame at ceremonies in Oakland later this month. Glover, best known for his role as the conservative cop in the "Lethal Weapon" movies, has also starred in "The Color Purple" and the HBO film, "Mandela."
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November 14, 1997
Black female film directors will be saluted at "Hollywood's New Deal: Black Women in the Director's Chair," an event to be held Tuesday at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Scheduled speakers include Mark Brown, Winfred White Neisser and Suzanne de Passe. The 7:45 p.m. event is free, but reservations are requested: (310) 289-5300.
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February 27, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Glover Into Hall of Fame: "This is for all black people whose souls are my playground and whose dreams are my fountain of inspiration," said actor Danny Glover, as he was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame on Sunday. Also inducted was Motown Productions President Suzanne de Passe, who was executive producer of the award-winning TV miniseries "Lonesome Dove" and an Academy Award nominee for co-writing the screenplay for "Lady Sings the Blues."
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June 22, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A musical based on the life of dynamic Brazilian singer-actress Carmen Miranda might be heading for Broadway. Motown Productions President Suzanne de Passe said Wednesday that the company has lined up exclusive world rights to the life story of Miranda and plans are under way to develop a musical about the performer who was known for her towering fruit-salad hats. The proposed Broadway musical would star Charo, who says that Miranda "has been an inspiration and a role model for me throughout my career."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1997
Radio station KKBT-FM (92.3 The Beat) will host "Universal Woman '97--A Celebration of Diversity," a two-day lifestyle expo for women, Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Scheduled keynote speakers include former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders, entertainment executive Suzanne de Passe, Emmy-winning actress Alfre Woodard, civil rights activist Angela Davis and best-selling author Marianne Williamson.
BUSINESS
December 12, 1985
Lockheed Chairman Roy A. Anderson has been elected 1986 chairman of the 2,800-member Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He replaces David E. Anderson, president of General Telephone, whose term is ending. Thomas P. Kemp, president of Beatrice Cos.' grocery group, was elected first vice president, while Charles D. Million, chairman and chief executive of Avery International, was elected second vice president. The chamber elected several new directors. They are: J.
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February 26, 1990 | From United Press International
Actor Danny Glover and Motown Productions President Suzanne de Passe were inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame at the 17th annual Oscar Micheaux Awards ceremonies. "They ran out of people," Glover, a co-star of the hit films "Lethal Weapon" and "The Color Purple," said backstage at the Paramount Theater on Sunday, feigning bewilderment at his selection. But in his emotional acceptance speech, Glover predicted more black involvement in the film industry.
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