Music executive and businessman Clarence Avant Biography, Family, Height, Weight, Age, Measurements will be discussed here. Clarence Avant’s personal details can be checked here. He founded Sussex Records on December 18, 1969.
Clarence Avant is an American music executive, entrepreneur, and film producer, who is sometimes known as the “Godfather of Black Music”. Avant launched Sussex Records in December 1969. He had previously set up another mainly black music label, Venture Records for MGM.
Early Life and Family:
Born Clarence Alexander Avant on February 25, 1931 in Greensboro, North Carolina, he was the oldest of eight children. Avant attended a one-room school in Greensboro until the 9th grade, and spent his freshman and second years of high school at Dudley High School in Greensboro before moving to New Jersey in 1947 as a teenager.
He was married to Jacqueline Avant from 1967 until her death in December 2021. They had two children. His daughter, Nicole Avant, became the 13th United States Ambassador to the Bahamas on October 22, 2009.
Clarence Avant Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 25 February 1931
Birth Place: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Birth Name: Clarence Alexander Avant
Nickname: The Black Godfather
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Occupation: Music Executive, Entrepreneur, Film Producer
Hair Color: Light Gray
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Clarence Avant Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 172 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 78 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 8″
Height in Meters: 1.73 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Shoe Size: N/A
Clarence Avant Family Details:
Mother: Gertrude Avant
Spouse/Wife: Jacqueline Avant (m. 1967–2021)
Children: Nicole Avant (Daughter) (b. 1968), Alexander Devore Avant (Son) (b. 1971)
Siblings: Ann M. Avant (Sister), Brenda Avant (Sister), Paul A. Avant (Brother), Weldon L. Avant (Brother), William E. Avant (Brother), Linda Woods (Sister), Harold L. Avant (Brother)
Clarence Avant Education:
One-Room School, Greensboro
James B. Dudley High School
Clarence Avant Facts:
*He was born on February 25, 1931 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
*He worked as a stock clerk at Macy’s and for a law directory.
*He began in the music business in the 1950s as a manager of Teddy P’s Lounge in Newark, New Jersey, owned by promoter Teddy Powell.
*His 75th birthday was celebrated by Billboard in its February 2006 issue.
*He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2016.
*He is good friends with Quincy Jones and Don Cornelius.