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Description: Dan Crewe is an 84 year old gay man originally from New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1957. Crewe was a member of the United States Air Force for four years, after which he moved to New York City and began a lucrative career in the music industry in production and publishing. He then moved to Los Angeles, California where he met his then wife, the musician Cindy (now Cyd) Bullens, and they had two daughters. The family eventually moved to Maine, where Crewe opened Gateway Mastering Studios and continued working in music. During this time, his 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease. She passed away shortly after that. After her death, Crewe became very involved in local causes and philanthropy, and has been especially involved in supporting Breakwater School in Portland. The Jessie Bullens-Crewe Foundation, named in honor of his daughter, donated 21 acres to Breakwater school for youth education and supports the Maine Children's Cancer Program. The Bob Crewe Foundation, named after his brother, supports both arts and music initiatives as well as organizations that benefit LGBTQ communities.


Please cite as: Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.

For more information about the Querying the Past: Maine LGBTQ Oral History Project, please contact Dr. Wendy Chapkis.


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University of Southern Maine


Cumberland, ME


Family, children, love and relationships, business, philanthropy, death, substance use, recovery, music industry, Jessie Bullens-Crewe Foundation, Cindy (Cyd) Bullens.


History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies

Crewe, Dan



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