Berle Adams

Berle Adams ( * as Beryl Adasky, June 11, 1917 in Chicago, † August 25 2009 in Los Angeles ) was an American plates and television producer. He was a founder of Mercury Records. Later, he was a senior executive at MCA.

Adams was already working as a student as an agent for local bands, worked in the time of the Great Depression temporarily as an insurance agent before he worked for General Artists Corporation (GAC ) and supervised, among other Louis Jordan. He then founded his own agency and his own music publishing (Champagne Music Preview Music). He founded in 1945 Mercury Records in Chicago, along with Irving Green and Arthur Talmadge. There they had in the early years of success with hits by Frankie Laine (That's my desire ) and Vic Damone (I have but one heart ). In the late 1940s, he left Mercury and moved to Los Angeles, where he was the agent of Kay Starr and was engaged in 1950 by MCA, where he remained twenty years and an agent for television and appearances in Las Vegas from Hollywood and TV stars Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Alfred Hitchcock, Rosemary Clooney was. He produced TV shows such as This Is Your Life, the For Show, The Jack Benny Program, Colgate Comedy Hour and Queen for a day and founded the international television division of MCA and the plate Department of Universal Records. 1962 acquired these Decca Records. In 1971, he left MCA and went to the William Morris Agency, where he founded the sports department. He also founded BAC, the American television producers represented internationally. Among other things, he represented the International Emmy awards.