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Ahmet Ertegün

AKA Ahmet M. Ertegün

Born: 21-Jul-1923
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: 14-Dec-2006
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Özbekler Tekkesi, Istanbul, Turkey

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Atlantic Records co-founder

Cofounded Atlantic Records in 1947.

Father: Mehmet Münir Ertegün (Turkish Ambassador, d. 1944)
Mother: Hayrünisa Rüstem
Brother: Nesuhi Ertegün (Atlantic Records executive, b. 26-Nov-1917, d. 15-Apr-1989)
Sister: Selma
Wife: Mica Ertegün (wife #2, Romanian interior designer)

    University: BA, Georgetown University

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987
    Grammy Trustees Award (1993)
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Funeral: Andy Warhol (1987)
    Turkish Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Once in a Lifetime (18-May-2006) · Himself
    Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (3-Oct-1990) · Himself
    Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (18-Sep-1987) · Himself
    Cocksucker Blues (1972) · Himself


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