Ned Tanen

Executive, Producer, Agent
Versatile, durable, prominent figure in the entertainment industry who began with MCA in the mid-1950s and whose career really took off when he founded Uni Records in the late 60s. Tanen had a hand in leading such ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (6)

Mary Reilly 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cops and Robbersons 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Guarding Tess 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Breakfast Club 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sixteen Candles 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Actor (1)

Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Versatile, durable, prominent figure in the entertainment industry who began with MCA in the mid-1950s and whose career really took off when he founded Uni Records in the late 60s. Tanen had a hand in leading such performers as Olivia Newton-John, Neil Diamond and Elton John into the spotlight and soon after merged his enterprise with Decca Records to form MCA Records.

Relationships

Donna Dubrow Producer

Companion
Was his companion at the time of his death in 2009

Kitty Hawks

Wife
Second wife divorced

Sloane Tanen

Daughter
Mother, Max Tanen

Tracy Tanen Actor

Daughter
Mother, Max Tanen

Max Tanen

Wife
Mother of his two daughters divorced

Nancy Tanen Producer

Wife
Third wife divorced

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California 1954

Milestones

1992

Signed an exclusive, long-term producing agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment in February

1991

Appeared in the documentary interview miniseries, "Naked Hollywood"

1988

Retired from Paramount in October, but stayed on as a consultant

1984

Joined Paramount at the end of the year as president of the Paramount Motion Picture Group

1976

Appointed president of Universal Theatrical Motion Pictures division

1975

Began overseeing feature film production at Universal

1972

Moved into film production

1970

Acted as production supervisor on the Milos Forman film, "Taking Off"

1967

Appointed vice president at MCA Inc.

1967

Founded the MCA-owned Uni Records

1954

Joined MCA Inc. as an agent

As an independent producer, he produced John Hughes' "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and "The Breakfast Club" (1985)

Served with the United States Air Force

Served as president of Universal Pictures

Served as an executive vice president for Universal City Records

UNI partnered with Decca Records to form MCA Records in early 1970s

Worked as a vice president for MCA-TV

Served on the board of directors of MCA Inc.

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