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  David Geffen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
David Lawrence Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is a record executive, film and theatrical producer, and philanthropist.
David Geffen remained in charge until 1975, when he resigned as director and went on to found Geffen Records, or DGC in 1980.
Geffen is a prominent philanthropist, renowned for his support to medical research, AIDS organizations, the arts and theatre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Geffen   (522 words)

 David Geffen - MSN Encarta
Geffen became a talent agent and focused on the emerging rock-music business (see Rock Music), representing groups such as Buffalo Springfield and Peter, Paul and Mary, and singers Janis Joplin and Laura Nyro.
Geffen eventually became Nyro's manager, a partnership that revived Nyro's career and made Geffen a millionaire at the age of 27.
Geffen later attributed his early retirement to a mistaken diagnosis of cancer, and he started Geffen Records in 1980.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: David Geffen
David Lawrence Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is a gay, Jewish American record executive, film and theatrical producer, and philanthropist.
David stepped down as head of the label 1995 to head the DreamWorks SKG empire with Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg, an ambitious multimedia empire dealing in film, television, books, and music.
Geffen's DGC division, meanwhile, ceased operations and was absorbed into Interscope and Geffen.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/David-Geffen   (1673 words)

 David Geffen
Geffen learned from his earliest days in the William Morris mailroom that he could cheat and lie his way to the top, and he has ever after lived unconstrained by traditional notions of right and wrong.
Geffen has demonstrated time and again that he is willing to sabotage any relationship, business or personal, to get what he wants.
At his best, David Geffen is a fiercely devoted friend and a bountifully generous man, both privately and publicly.
www.queertheory.com /histories/g/geffen_david.htm   (689 words)

 John Seabrook | Stories | The Many Lives of David Geffen
David Geffen peeled a Post-it from a pad that was sitting on the coffee table in front of him and folded it into a square.
Geffen came up with the famous poster image of Cruise in sunglasses, dressed in the Geffen T-shirt-and-jeans style, and he insisted on changing the screenwriters' ending for the movie, in which Tom Cruise was punished for his misdeeds by not getting into Princeton.
Geffen said that the windows in the bathroom had been moved, and that some of the cracked leather had needed to be redone, but it was impossible to find anyone who knew how to do the work.
www.booknoise.net /johnseabrook/stories/media/geffen   (7887 words)

 glbtq >> arts >> Geffen, David
David Lawrence Geffen was born on February 21, 1943 in Brooklyn, the son of Batya and Abraham Geffen, Russian Jewish immigrants who settled in New York in 1931.
Geffen was soon able to bankroll his own label, Asylum Records, which was initially distributed by Atlantic Records but quickly sold by Geffen to Warner Brothers in 1971 for $7,000,000.
Geffen had already lost several of his close friends to AIDS, but he was particularly affected by the death of his pal and partying companion Steve Rubell, owner of the infamous New York disco Studio 54.
www.glbtq.com /arts/geffen_d.html   (748 words)

 AskMen.com - David Geffen pics
Mitchell Geffen's girlfriend's sister happened to be married to the hottest record producer of the era, the legendary Phil Spector.
David expanded upon this connection, saying that he was Spector's cousin and that he had a degree from UCLA, to help him get the job.
David Geffen is now a leading player in what has been referred to as the "new Hollywood." He has become rich and powerful beyond the wildest dreams of his youth, by pursuing a career in the industries that fueled his success.
www.askmen.com /men/business_politics/54c_david_geffen.html   (1210 words)

 Knitting Circle David Geffen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
David Geffen's girlfriend's sister was dating Phil Spector, and so the first showbusiness contact was made.
In 1976 David Geffen was misdiagnosed with cancer of the bladder.
Geffen, Steven Spielberg, and Jeffrey Katzenberg announced they were building the first new film studio in Hollywood in sixty years - at a cost of $8 billion.
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 CalCoast News
Geffen's action makes good on a 22-year-old legal promise to open a public pathway across his property in exchange for permits from the Coastal Commission to begin building his Cape Cod-style compound across multiple lots on Carbon Beach.
Geffen's case gained national notoriety when he was lampooned in Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip, which featured former sun-worshiper Zonker Harris' return to Malibu.
Geffen's lawyers and coastal commissioners on Thursday were engaged in a series of settlement offers and counteroffers, which could be finalized as early as today.
www.calcoast.org /news/beach0050415.html   (987 words)

 David Geffen, Steven Spielberg, and Bill Clinton -- Free Speech, September 1998
Geffen is a Hollywood Jew who became a billionaire in the music business: records, tapes, and CDs of rock, rap, and the other things which pass for "music" these days.
And Geffen is never shy about expressing his opinion on policy matters or about giving advice to Clinton -- which helps us to understand why Clinton has made the promotion of special rights for homosexuals such a prominent part of his policy agenda.
His association with David Geffen and the latter's circle of rich Jewish media bosses has merely served to confirm his conviction that his behavior really is smart and fashionable.
www.natall.com /free-speech/fs989b.html   (2626 words)

 AskMen.com - David Geffen
Though his name may not echo through households, David Geffen is one of the most successful entertainment moguls in history.
David Geffen's life has been the classic rags-to-riches story, with its share of mega highs, unexpected lows, and periods of serious self-examination.
David Lawrence Geffen was born February 21, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York.
www.askmen.com /men/business_politics/54_david_geffen.html   (384 words)

 Amazon.com: The Operator : David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood: Books: Thomas R. King   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Geffen allegedly softens up his prey in a business deal by offering up disarming gossip about his own life--his traumatic courtship of Cher, or Marlo Thomas, perhaps, or the male prostitute he is said to have boasted about being in bed with the night John Lennon was shot.
The richer Geffen became, the more good he did, but it is confounding that he hurt so many people in the process, not because they offended him personally but because they sought to be as good at dealmaking as he was.
Geffen's most disturbing trait as relayed in this book is his willingness to sabotage the careers of others by manufacturing toxic and unfounded rumors.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0767907574?v=glance   (2649 words)

 The Operator : David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood - Book
David Geffen is so contradictory, no matter how much information about him is amassed; we are still baffled.
In spite of David Geffen's striving for the most money, the best deal, and the top of the financial ladder, I would not call him a materialistic man. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't feel an emotional bond to his beautiful artwork and homes.
Tom King tells the story of David Geffen's life so far with many details and lots of insider gossip, but a definite portrait of the man and entrepreneur emerges with almost no editorial comment or interpretation from the author.
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 The Operator : David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Geffen was fortunate to be on the ground floor of trends, in popular culture, but did little to actually shape them.
Geffen is quite simply a completely unappealing person as depicted in this biography and, undoubtedly to many people, in real life as well.
Geffens life (so far), and the subliminal message of this book, is that money truly cant buy happiness.
www.cookingreviews.com /The_Operator__David_Geffen_Builds_Buys_and_Sells_the_New_Hollywood_0767907574.html   (990 words)

 David Geffen Lends a Hand - MedHunters
In early May 2002, entertainment industry mogul David Geffen made some waves when he donated US$200 million to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine (now the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine).
Geffen has also supported programs at the Mayo Clinic - Rochester (in Rochester, Minnesota) and the St. Jude Hospital Foundation (Los Angeles, California), and has donated money to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, and to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.
Geffen, who lives in Beverly Hills, California, co-founded Hollywood's newest major studio, DreamWorks SKG, in 1994 with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
www.medhunters.com /articles/davidGeffenLendsAHand.html   (448 words)

 Powell's Books - The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood by Tom King
Geffen told Cher about the sexual encounters he had had with men and how he was struggling with his sexual identity.
Geffen was charming, offsetting his usual braggadocio with vulnerability.
Geffen told her he had become a millionaire more than five years earlier.
www.powells.com /biblio?PID=719&cgi=product&isbn=0767907574   (562 words)

 James Taylor Online - David Lasley Feature
David's older sister, Judy (who unfortunately passed away just last November) was the sister-in-law of 60's icon Del Shannon, from whom David caught "the performing bug," he recalls.
David recorded their efforts, took the tapes to several record companies in nearby Detroit, and successfully arranged the release of three 45s on Fortune records, the first of which, "Welcome, Baby, To My Heart," became a regional hit when it debuted in 1966.
I was actually the third person David Geffen signed to his label to be a solo artist and he really believed in me a lot.
www.james-taylor.com /features/lasley   (3103 words)

 Geffen Records: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Geffen Records was founded by David Geffen David Geffen quick summary:
David geffen (born february 21, 1943 in new york city, new york) is an american record executive, film and theatrical producer, and philanthropist....
Geffen was purchased by MCA Music Corporation of America quick summary:
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/geffen_records.htm   (886 words)

 Morehouse College | News Release
Geffen said when announcing the gift, "I have great respect for Morehouse and Spelman and the important role each has played in the education of some of America’s brightest and most talented African American youth.
David Geffen is a principal partner of DreamWorks SKG, the multi-faceted entertainment company he co-founded with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg in October 1994.
Geffen’s professional success has enabled his foundation, The David Geffen Foundation, to provide generous support to numerous worthwhile organizations, including a recent $150,000 commitment to the United Negro College Fund for need-based scholarships to minorities from Los Angeles, California.
www.morehouse.edu /News_Releases/2003/December/dreamworks121803.html   (708 words)

 Geffen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hebrew Geffen, Gefen are Hebraised forms of Wein- form surnames (cf.
Geffen (Netherlands) - a town in the Netherlands part of Maasdonk
Geffen (Ragnarok Online) - a town in the fantasy world of Ragnarok Online
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geffen   (135 words)

 David Geffen
Geffen Records, however, is most known for releasing the works of Cher, Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, and Nirvana.
David Yardley is a Christian comedian/humorist that uses humor to reach those hurting and alone.
David Jonathan Gross (born February 19, 1941 in Washington, D.C.) is an American physicist and string theorist.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=David_Geffen   (1636 words)

 David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
The David Geffen School of Medicine Health Statement must be completed by all applicants and signed by a health care professional.
Although the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA does not provide housing, our students have been very gracious in their response to inquiries for short-term sublets to visiting students.
Disclaimer: The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is not responsible for determining whether, or in what way, the UCLA clerkship is to be credited toward the requirements of the home medical school, including credit toward graduation of the student at the home medical school.
www.medstudent.ucla.edu /visitingstudents/namer.htm   (934 words)

 The Rise and Rise of David Geffen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The story is well researched and well reported, but it seems that Geffen is a hero to the author, and there is a positive slant placed on almost all his actions.
One who sat down with David Geffen and spent time and effort to interview and understand the man might come up with a much different, and much better, work.
David Geffens rise was phenomenonal but with his work ethic and business savvy it was actually expected.
www.sportsreading.com /The_Rise_and_Rise_of_David_Geffen_1559724307.html   (395 words)

 David Geffen Is Right To Get Upset Judith Shulevitz
Batya Geffen, obviously the source of Geffen's entrepreneurial zeal and intelligence, was a poor Ukrainian Jew who managed to get an education by sneaking past Russian revolutionary guards into Romania at the age of 13.
Abe Geffen, a passive Jew who had converted to Christian Science, was chronically unemployed, so she went back to sewing and opened a brassiere business with which she supported the family.
Eventually, Geffen moves out on his own, forming and then selling one record label after another until he manages to break into the business he wanted to be in all along--the movies.
www.slate.com /id/1004811   (1122 words)

 Bobby Neuwirth SECTION TWO
David says, 'Oh, Bob Neuwirth?' And he goes on to tell me who this guy was and what he's done and what he's doing.
In any event, David started out at 20 as a mailroom clerk at the William Morris Agency and, at 47, hit the front pages as one of the wealthiest men in America, the result of a stock deal he made with MCA in 1990 that was worth more than 550 million dollars.
He's got David Geffen and it's nine o'clock in the morning and he is flying and he is gonna get his album cover concept across.
www.bigmagic.com /pages/blackj/column23a.html   (9003 words)

 Anecdote - David Lawrence Geffen - David Geffen & Michael Ovitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the very day after Ovitz's company imploded last spring, Geffen announced a $200 million donation to the UCLA School of Medicine.
But the fact that Ovitz had earlier pledged $25 million to the same institution - and had reportedly been tardy with some of his payments - was hardly lost on Geffen's pals.
Geffen, David Lawrence (1943-) American producer, co-founder of Dreamworks SKG
www.anecdotage.com /index.php?aid=16720   (185 words)

 Defamer, the L.A. Gossip Rag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Unfortunately, the announcement was tinged with sadness, as the congratulatory parade of rent-boys sent to Geffen by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce was tragically gunned down by an overzealous zealous member of the Gay Mafia don's security detail for marching too close to Geffen's compound without authorization.
A mere twenty-two years after David Geffen promised to allow access to the public beach blocked by his enormous Gay Mafia Xanadu, the entertainment mogul finally turned over keys to the gate that will allow the Malibu common folk to frolic in the sand.
To Geffen's credit, once he finally exhausted all possible legal delays and was forced to hand over the keys, he did his best to ensure that his Passage to the Pacific is as warm and welcoming as possible for the coastal interlopers:
www.defamer.com /hollywood/david-geffen/index.php   (1508 words)

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