Ethel Nagy was born in Philadelphia back in 1921. She had planned on pursuing a forestry career while attending college, but at that time no university would accept a female to that major. So, she turned to music. She was a trombonist in the Philadelphia Women’s Orchestra from 1939-40.
While attending Temple University she worked for RCA Victor graduating in 1943. She must have liked working for RCA Victor because she stayed in 1984 after 44 years at RCA. She was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1967 and one in 1982 for the Best Historical Album category for The Tommy Dorsey/Frank Sinatra Sessions.
What you may not know about Ethel Nagy Garbiel that she was the first female record producer for a major label and the frist female A&R producer in the industry, one other fact she also produced six Grammy-winning albums. To the best of my knowledge is that she is still kicking, I just don’t know where.
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