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Also Known As: Michael J Fuchs Died:
Born: March 9, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: executive, producer, attorney

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After gaining experience in entertainment law and a brief stint with the William Morris Agency, Fuchs joined HBO, initially heading up the sports and original programming divisions. Instrumental in raising the pioneering cable network to its position of pre-eminence through much of the 1980s, Fuchs held a variety of senior positions with the firm before catching hold of the quadruple reins of president, chief operating officer, chief executive officer and chairman of the board in 1984. Highly experienced in programming, Fuchs diversified HBO's range of investments and productions despite occasional setbacks in pay-cable subscriptions nationwide, eventually leading the leading cable network into not only made-for-cable movies but also films made for theatrical release and regular series (including a sitcom which airs on the Fox network, "Roc"). He has also been involved in producing concerts for HBO featuring such performers as Diana Ross, Johnny Cash and Gladys Knight & the Pips and his range of authority extends as well into C- Span (the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network) and Comedy Central, an advertiser-supported network jointly owned by HBO and MTV. Fuchs consolidated his position as the...

After gaining experience in entertainment law and a brief stint with the William Morris Agency, Fuchs joined HBO, initially heading up the sports and original programming divisions. Instrumental in raising the pioneering cable network to its position of pre-eminence through much of the 1980s, Fuchs held a variety of senior positions with the firm before catching hold of the quadruple reins of president, chief operating officer, chief executive officer and chairman of the board in 1984. Highly experienced in programming, Fuchs diversified HBO's range of investments and productions despite occasional setbacks in pay-cable subscriptions nationwide, eventually leading the leading cable network into not only made-for-cable movies but also films made for theatrical release and regular series (including a sitcom which airs on the Fox network, "Roc"). He has also been involved in producing concerts for HBO featuring such performers as Diana Ross, Johnny Cash and Gladys Knight & the Pips and his range of authority extends as well into C- Span (the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network) and Comedy Central, an advertiser-supported network jointly owned by HBO and MTV.

Fuchs consolidated his position as the number two man at Time Warner in May 1995 when he was named chairman and CEO of the Warner Music Group. Once he assumed the position, Fuchs began a massive reorganization that saw the dismissal of several key executives (Warner Music US chairman Doug Morris, Morris' associate Mel Lewinter, and Warner Bros. Records chairman Danny Goldberg). In November 1995, Fuchs resigned under pressure.

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1971:
Worked in entertainment law as an associate with the firm of Marshall, Bratter, Greene, Allison and Tucker in New York
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Worked in a similar capacity at the firm of Bomser and Oppenheim
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Employed for 18 months at the New York office of the William Morris Agency as director of business affairs
1976:
Joined Home Box Office (HBO) Inc. as director of special programming
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Served as vice president for specials and sports, HBO
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Acted as vice president, programming, HBO
1980:
Promoted to senior vice president, programming, HBO
1982:
Became executive vice president, programming, HBO
1983:
Appointed president of the HBO Entertainment Group
1983:
Named director of the executive committee for Tri-Star Pictures
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Worked as president and chief operating officer of HBO Inc.
1984:
Received additional titles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer of HBO Inc. in October
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Served as an executive vice president of Time, Inc.
1995:
Named chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group in May
1995:
Resigned (under pressure) from Time Warner
1996:
Invested in Internet car-buying site, Auto-By-Tel
1999:
Served as one of four executive producers of the HBO movie "A Lesson Before Dying"
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Education

Union College: Schenectady , New York - 1967
School of Law, New York University: New York , New York - 1971

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companion:
Michelle Charters. Born c. 1967; separated in 2000.
companion:
Valeria Monteiro. Actor. Brazilian.

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father:
Charles Fuchs.
mother:
Sue Fuchs.

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