TITLE

Temptations singer David Ruffin's estate threatens suit to stop filming of TV movie about group

PUB. DATE
August 1998
SOURCE
Jet;08/31/98, Vol. 94 Issue 14, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the threat of the estate of Temptations singer David Ruffin, to file a lawsuit against the filming of a television mini-series on the former singing group and its real home, Detroit. Views of Suzanne de Passe, executive producer and former top Motown official; Statements from Gregory Reed, lawyer for Ruffin's estate.
ACCESSION #
1030940

 

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