Alan W. Livingston

Businessperson, TV Program Creator

1917 – 2009

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Who was Alan W. Livingston?

Alan Wendell Livingston, born Alan Wendell Levison, was an American businessman best known for his tenures at Capitol Records, first as a writer/producer best known for creating Bozo the Clown for a series of record-album and illustrative read-along children's book sets, then as the executive who signed The Beatles to Capitol in November 1963. In-between, as Vice-President in charge of Programming at NBC, in 1959 he oversaw the development and launch of the network's most successful television series, Bonanza.

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Born
Oct 15, 1917
McDonald
Also known as
  • Alan Wendell Livingston
  • Alan Wendell Levison
  • Alan Livingston
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Died
Mar 13, 2009
Beverly Hills

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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