Clive Davis

Clive Davis

producer, actor, writer

Clive Davis was born on Apr 04, 1932 in USA. Clive Davis's big-screen debut came with We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston directed by Louis J. Horvitz in 2012, strarring Self. Clive Davis is known for We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston directed by Louis J. Horvitz, Yolanda Adams stars as Self and Halle Berry as Self. Clive Davis has got 8 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Clive Davis achieved is Image Awards (NAACP). The upcoming new movie Clive Davis plays is Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody which will be released on Dec 23, 2022.

Clive Davis was born in Brooklyn, New York. He entered Harvard Law School on a full scholarship and graduated in 1956. Four years later, he arrived at Columbia Records as an attorney. In 1965, he was promoted to administrative vice-president of the label, became vice-president and general manager a year later, and in 1967 became the label's president. In this capacity he pushed the company full speed ahead into rock music, with artists such as Janis Joplin and Carlos Santana leading the pack. He guided Columbia to tremendous success until 1973, when he was fired after being accused of tax evasion and misusing company funds. In 1974, he took over the record division of Columbia Pictures and launched his own label, Arista, famous for such acts as Barry Manilow and Whitney Houston. Davis was forced out of Arista by parent company BMG in 2000, but not long thereafter started a new label, J, to be distributed by BMG.

  • Birthday

    Apr 04, 1932
  • Place of Birth

    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Known For


8 wins & 3 nominations

Image Awards (NAACP)
Winner - Vanguard Award
Grammy Awards
Best R&B Album
Winner - Grammy
Record of the Year
Winner - Grammy
Best Pop Vocal Album
Winner - Grammy
Album of the Year
Winner - Grammy
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