Suzanne de Passe

Suzanne de Passe

Born Jul 19, 1951

Suzanne de Passe is an American television, music and film producer as well as the Co-Chairman of de Passe Jones Entertainment Group.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Suzanne de Passe.


1946 Birth Born on July 19, 1946.


1992 45 Years Old When Motown was sold, she partnered with her mentor in Gordy/de Passe Productions and subsequently established de Passe Entertainment in 1992.


2002 55 Years Old The subject of two Harvard Business School case studies: "Suzanne de Passe and Motown Productions" and "de Passe Entertainment", de Passe has lectured at the Harvard Business School on several occasions. In 2002, de Passe was named Time Warner Visiting Professor to the Department of Radio, Television and Film at Howard University's John H. Johnson School of Communications, a post she held for the requisite 3 years.
2006 59 Years Old During Howard University's 138th Charter Day celebration in March 2006, de Passe received an honorary doctorate degree of Doctor of Humanities. … Read More


2007 60 Years Old She also served as the Emerson College 2007 Balfour Distinguished Lecturer. … Read More
2008 61 Years Old De Passe's long association with Mr. Gordy was featured in the December 2008 issue of Vanity Fair: Motown the Untold Story, The Labels Greatest Legends, In Their Own Words with photography by Annie Leibovitz.
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