Clarence Avant is a Music Executive, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, and Businessman. He became popular as the “Godfather of Black Music”. Avant launched Sussex Records in December 1969. He had previously set up another mainly black music label, Venture Records for MGM.
Clarence Avant was born on 25 February 1931 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. He is the son of Gertrude Avant. He has seven siblings. Clarence Avant got married to Jacqueline Avant from 1967 to 2021. The couple has two children.
Clarence Avant’s height is 5 feet 8 inches tall and his body weight is 78 kilograms. His hair color is light gray and his eye color is dark brown.
Clarence Avant Personal Details
Date Of Birth: 25 February 1931
Birth Place: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Birth Name: Clarence Alexander Avant
Nickname: The Black Godfather
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Occupation: Music Executive, Entrepreneur, Film Producer
Hair Color: Light Gray
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Clarence Avant Body Statistics
Weight in Pounds: 172 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 78 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 8″
Height in Meters: 1.73 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Shoe Size: N/A
Clarence Avant Family Details
Mother: Gertrude Avant
Spouse/Wife: Jacqueline Avant (m. 1967–2021)
Children: Nicole Avant (Daughter) (b. 1968), Alexander Devore Avant (Son) (b. 1971)
Siblings: Ann M. Avant (Sister), Brenda Avant (Sister), Paul A. Avant (Brother), Weldon L. Avant (Brother), William E. Avant (Brother), Linda Woods (Sister), Harold L. Avant (Brother)
Clarence Avant Education
One-Room School, Greensboro
James B. Dudley High School
Clarence Avant Facts
He was born on February 25, 1931, in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
He worked as a stock clerk at Macy’s and for a law directory.
He began in the music business in the 1950s as a manager of Teddy P’s Lounge in Newark, New Jersey, owned by promoter Teddy Powell.
His 75th birthday was celebrated by Billboard in its February 2006 issue.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2016.
He is good friends with Quincy Jones and Don Cornelius.
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