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“To me, the artist is the person who should be in the foreground,” Mr. Ostin said in 1994.

Still, the industry recognized the significance of his work. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Recording Academy honored him with a President’s Merit Award in 2014 and a Trustees Award in 2017.

He was born Morris Meyer Ostrofsky on March 27, 1927, in Brooklyn to immigrant parents who had come to the United States from Russia during the Communist revolution of 1917. When he was 13, he moved with his parents and his brother, Gerald, to Los Angeles, where the family ran a produce market.

He was a music fan from an early age, but his introduction to the music business came by happenstance. Living next to his family was the brother of Norman Granz, who owned the jazz label Clef Records and promoted concerts in the 1940s and ’50s. During his college years at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he majored in economics, Mr. Ostin wound up helping Mr. Granz by selling programs for his concerts. He married Evelyn Bardavid in 1948.

Earning a bachelor’s degree with honors, Mr. Ostin enrolled in U.C.L.A.’s law school but dropped out in 1954 to support his wife and their young son. A job opportunity also came about through Mr. Granz, who hired him to be the controller for Clef at a time when the label’s roster included such important jazz artists as Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Charlie Parker.

Clef eventually changed its name to Verve; about the same time, Mr. Ostin changed his name as well.

Toward the end of the 1950s, Frank Sinatra tried to buy the label, inspired by its artist-friendly approach. But he lost out to MGM Records, a disappointment that led him to form his own company, Reprise, in 1960. He named Mr. Ostin executive vice president, with the mission to model the new company on Verve.

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Mandy Moore shares her first day back at work on Dr. Death set after giving birth to second child

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Mandy Moore shared that she was back on set following an extended maternity leave after giving birth to her second baby Ozzie.

The This Is Us star, 38, shared a cute selfie with her co-star Edgar Ramirez, 45, while on set of Peacock’s hit series Dr. Death, which is now filming its second season, with a new medical malpractice plotline.

‘Day 1 in the can. #drdeath,’ the star captioned the snap shared with her 5.5M followers. 

Back on set! Mandy Moore, 38, shared that she was back on set after giving birth to her second child, as she posted a cute selfie with her co-star Edgar Ramirez, 45, on set of Dr. Death

The singer and actress looked chic as ever in the photo, wearing a Canada Goose parka and flashing a bright smile at the camera.

Meanwhile Edgar – who was holding the camera – was dapper in a brown coat and sported a meticulously styled beard. 

The entertainer also took to her Stories to show off her stylish outfit in a mirror snap with the caption: ‘First day of work.’  

Back at it: The entertainer also took to her Stories to show off her stylish outfit in a mirror snap with the caption: 'First day of work'

Back at it: The entertainer also took to her Stories to show off her stylish outfit in a mirror snap with the caption: ‘First day of work’ 

The proud mom-of-two also shared an adorable Story as she took a walk with her two kids: one and a half year old Gus and Ozzie, whom she welcomed on October 21.

‘2 under 2.’ she wrote on the adorable snap which saw the boys in their respective strollers and Mandy bundled up in a plaid coat.  

Moore shares her two boys with husband Taylor Goldsmith, 37. The two have been married since 2018.

It comes after Moore revealed she’s ‘relishing’ her longer maternity leave with Ozzie – after rushing back to work following Gus’ birth.

'2 under 2': The proud mom-of-two also shared an adorable Story as she took a walk with her two kids: one and a half year old Gus and Ozzie, whom she welcomed on October 21

‘2 under 2’: The proud mom-of-two also shared an adorable Story as she took a walk with her two kids: one and a half year old Gus and Ozzie, whom she welcomed on October 21

She admitted last month that she didn’t get the chance to ‘hunker down’ with first son Gus, returning to work on This Is Us a month after his March 2021 birth.

Speaking to Parents Magazine, she said: ‘To be able to close out this really seminal chapter of my life with This Is Us this past May and take this time now to kind of just hunker down and be a family, it’s something I didn’t get to experience with Gus. I’m relishing this time.’

‘Again, especially around the holidays, it’s so fun and it’s the perfect excuse to just stay home and be cozy and get my feet underneath me and figure out how to operate in this new chapter.

However, she will now make her TV return as Benita Alexander – while Ramirez will play Paolo Macchiarini – in the second season of Dr. Death, which is based on the third season of the Wondery podcast of the same name.

New baby: Last month the star revealed she's 'relishing' her longer maternity leave with Ozzie - after rushing back to work following first son Gus' birth

New baby: Last month the star revealed she’s ‘relishing’ her longer maternity leave with Ozzie (pictured) – after rushing back to work following Gus’ birth

Family: Moore shares her two boys with husband Taylor Goldsmith, 37. The two have been married since 2018

Family: Moore shares her two boys with husband Taylor Goldsmith, 37. The two have been married since 2018

Season two will follow Macchiarini ‘a charming surgeon renowned for his innovative operations that earn him the nickname “Miracle Man.” When investigative journalist Benita Alexander approaches him for a story, the line between personal and professional begins to blur, changing her life forever,’ according to Variety.

‘As she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets, a group of doctors halfway across the world make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything about the “Miracle Man” into question.’

The first season of Dr. Death, was based on the true story of Christopher Duntsch (played by Joshua Jackson), a neurosurgeon who became infamous for mutilating his patients. The negligent neurosurgeon killed two of his patients during surgery and maimed nearly three dozen others. 

There is currently no release date for the new season of Dr. Death, though the expected air date is sometime in 2023. 

Dr. Death: She will make her TV return in the second season of Dr. Death. The first season was based on the true story of Christopher Duntsch (played by Joshua Jackson), a neurosurgeon who became infamous for mutilating his patients

Dr. Death: She will make her TV return in the second season of Dr. Death. The first season was based on the true story of Christopher Duntsch (played by Joshua Jackson), a neurosurgeon who became infamous for mutilating his patients

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Sharna Burgess Depends on Mom ‘A Lot’ With Her, Brian Austin Green’s Baby

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Celeb moms also need their mothers every once in a while! Sharna Burgess opened up about how her “mum” has been there for her after she and Brian Austin Green welcomed their son in July.

“How it started … how it’s going,” the Dancing With the Stars pro, 37, wrote via Instagram on Friday, December 2, alongside two sweet photos of her mom holding baby Zane.

“It really does take a village,” Burgess continued in her caption. “I have depended on my mum a lot these last few months and especially weeks with us moving house. Watching her be a Grandma to my son has been so beautiful. The memories and moments and sometimes unsolicited advice 😉 have all been exactly what I needed at the time.”

She added: “Mums just know things and I totally get that now. And she is LOVING her Grandma duties and her now big family filled with all the kids and all the animals and all the love,” concluding the emotional post by writing, “Deep gratitude for my Mums strength, ability and desire to move her whole life here to be with us. I love you Woo.”

Burgess’ fellow DWTS costar Sasha Farber appeared to appreciate the dancer’s sentiment, commenting, “❤️❤️❤️,” in the caption of the post.

The Australia native previously gave credit to her mom when gushing over her baby boy. “I now wholeheartedly understand everything my mother ever said to me about how a mother’s love is unlike any other,” Burgess wrote via Instagram in a post days after Zane’s birth. “You know, the whole ‘you’ll understand when you have kids’ thing parents say… I get it now.”

She concluded the heartfelt message with an emotional sentiment about her little one. “I will love him and worry for him to my last breath and beyond,” she penned. “Heaven is a place on earth and I have found it.”

While Burgess didn’t hesitate to praise her mother’s skills with her son in her latest upload, she previously opened up to Us Weekly about her own instincts as a new mom.

“You’re like, ‘What if I don’t know what to do? What if I don’t have an instinct? What if I drop him?’ You have all these insane, irrational fears,” she exclusively told Us in August about her worries before welcoming Zane. However, the Disney+ personality told Us, the “motherly instinct” kicks in. “And you just somehow know that to do,” she shared.

Burgess and Green, 49, have been dating since 2020. The Beverly Hills, 90210, alum is also dad to four more sons. He shares Kassius, 20, with ex Vanessa Marcil, and Noah, 10, Bodhi, 8, Journey, 6, with ex-wife Megan Fox.

The Transformers star, 36, came to visit her sons’ youngest half-sibling soon after his birth.

“She came in and got some Zane snuggle time,” Burgess exclusively told Us just weeks after delivering her baby boy. “Which was wonderful and really great to see.”



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