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Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song "The Eyes of Love" from the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood. In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. He was the first African American to win the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations. At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by

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Quincy Jones Sues Michael Jackson Productions -- You're Ripping Me Off Royally

Quincy Jones
SUES MICHAEL JACKSON PRODUCTIONS You're Ripping Me Off Royally

Quincy Jones says he's been double-crossed by Sony and Michael Jackson Productions (aka MJJ) ... claiming the 2 companies intentionally aced him out of his cut of Michael's music.Jones has sued… READ MORE >

Joe Francis -- Quincy Jones Is LYING ... 'I SWEAR On My Life'

Joe Francis
Quincy Is LYING 'I SWEAR On My Life'

"Girls Gone Wild" honcho Joe Francis swears ... Steve Wynn threatened to end his life -- telling TMZ, Quincy Jones just LIED on the stand about Wynn's alleged murder plot in order to… READ MORE >

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Quincy Jones Testifies -- Joe Francis Is a LIAR!!! There Was No Murder Plot

Quincy Jones Testifies
Joe Francis Is a LIAR!!! There Was No Murder Plot

Quincy Jones just testified ... he NEVER saw an email from casino mogul Steve Wynn threatening to kill "Girls Gone Wild" honcho Joe Francis -- despite Francis' claims he was the target in a Wynn… READ MORE >

- 843 days ago
Quincy Jones -- Screw It, I'm Crushing Joe Francis

Quincy Jones
SCREW IT I'm Crushing Joe Francis

Quincy Jones has had a change of heart -- he WILL  testify against "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis in a crazy lawsuit involving an alleged murder plot ... despite the fact that the… READ MORE >

- 848 days ago
Quincy Jones -- Steve Wynn & Joe Francis Gave Me Heart Problems

Quincy Jones
Steve Wynn & Joe Francis Gave Me Heart Problems

Music legend Quincy Jones claims Steve Wynn and Joe Francis' legal war over an alleged murder plot has caused him "grave fear of his health" -- including difficulty breathing and heart… READ MORE >

- 849 days ago
Quincy Jones -- Star Witness in Alleged Murder Plot

Quincy Jones
Star Witness in Alleged Murder Plot

Quincy Jones -- one of the most important people in the history of music and TV -- has been dragged into the center of an alleged murder plot involving two tycoons ... TMZ has learned. Quincy has… READ MORE >

- 855 days ago
Quincy Jones Gets Noise Complaint

Quincy Jones Gets Noise Complaint

It's the unkindest cut of all. A man as big as Quincy Jones getting hauled into small claims court.An audio production dude claims he did $3,100 worth of work for Q over a two week period last… READ MORE >

- 2136 days ago
Award Losing Oscar Fashion

Award Losing
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