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Muck tracker - Esther Gordy Edwards dies

By Muckety

August 25, 2011 at 5:37pm

Esther Gordy Edwards, longtime exec of Motown Record Corp. and keeper of the flame in Detroit after her brother, Berry Gordy Jr., moved to the west coast, has died at age 91.

Edwards held a number of jobs in the company, including senior vice president, secretary and director of Motown International Operations. She started the Motown Historical Museum at the site of Motown’s first headquarters, “Hitsville U.S.A.”

She was a member of one of the most storied families in American music. Another sibling, Anna, was the first wife of Marvin Gaye. Sister Gwen Gordy married Harvey Fuqua, founder of the Moonglows.

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