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Company Town : SHAKE-UP AT TIME WARNER : Profiles: The Co-Chairmen

Robert Anthony Daly

Added titles: Co-chairman and co-chief executive of Warner Music Inc.

Current titles: Co-chairman and co-CEO of Warner Bros. Studios.

Age: 58

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Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Education: Attended Brooklyn College

Career highlights: 1955-77, held a variety of management posts at CBS Television; 1977-1980, president of CBS Entertainment; 1980-1994, chairman and chief executive of Warner Bros. studios.

Personal: Divorced, three children.

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Quote: “Our intention is to run [music] the way it was in the past, where individual labels run themselves and report into corporate.”

Terry Semel

Added titles: Co-chairman and co-chief executive of Warner Music Inc.

Current titles: Co-chairman and co-CEO of Warner Bros. Studios.

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Age: 52

Birthplace: New York

Education: Postgraduate studies in market research at City College of New York, 1966-67.

Career highlights: 1970-72, domestic sales manager, CBS Cinema Center Films; 1972-75, vice president, Walt Disney Co.; 1975-78, president, Warner Bros. Distribution; 1979-94, executive vice president, then president & chief operation officer, Warner Bros. studios.

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Personal: Married, three children.

Quote: “Jerry came up with the idea [for the Turner acquisition], and pulled it off, which allowed me to feel great respect for my boss.”

Source: Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in America.


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