ANNA GORDY GAYE
The funeral for music entrepreneur and Motown executive Anna Gordy Gaye was on Feb. 12 at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles. Gaye died Friday in L.A., age 92, of natural causes.
The former Detroiter is defined in headlines by her relationship to powerful men — her brother was Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., and her husband Marvin Gaye. But just like all of Gordy’s sisters, Anna was a memorable, entrepreneurial woman in her own right, integral in the founding of her brother’s Detroit company, and in the revolutionary “Motown sound.”
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