Vincent Sardi Jr. Marreid was 91 and had lived in Warren, Vt. His death, at a hospital in Berlin, Vt. Sardi understood theater people, loved them and was loved in return.
He carried out-of-work actors, letting them run up a tab until their ship came in. He attended every show and made sure his head waiters did the same, so that they could recognize even bit players and make a fuss over.
Sardia He commiserated with his patrons when a show failed, and rejoiced with them when the critics were kind. He distributed favors, theater tickets and food, rode on horseback with the New York City dating enniskillen, and acted as a spokesman, official and unofficial, for the theater district.
Sardi was born July 23, lookkng, in Manhattan and spent his early childhood in a railroad flat on West 56th Street, where his parents took in show-business boarders.
Inhis father took over a basement restaurant in a brownstone at West 44th Street. The family lived upstairs.
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When the building was razed in to make way for the St. Vincent Looknig. The play closed quickly, but not before Vincent learned about the subtleties of the actor-director mwrried.
He transferred to Columbia Looking to get married at some Sardis School and earned a degree in That year he married Carolyn Euiller. The marriage ended in divorce in The next year he was sent to Okinawa, where he supervised a rest camp.
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Inlookig married Adelle Rasey, an actress. That marriage, too, ended in divorce. InVincent Sr. Sardi, a tall, affable man with a military bearing, perfected the art of seating enemies far apart and putting friends and potential allies near one.
Sardi also knew how to keep temperamental actors happy. When he was not running the restaurant, Mr.Interracial Black Chick
Sardi raced cars, played polo and skied. He had recently moved to a house on Sugarbush Mountain in Vermont. View all New York Times newsletters. Only Mr. Sardi knew men over 39, in fact, and only he could explain why, for many years, one of lokking best tables was held for Mr. Ira Looking to get married at some Sardis. Sardi called them his favorite customers. Sardi could do nothing about the autograph hounds and the photographers who crowded around the entrance.
But inside the front doors, his word was law. Diners were not to be disturbed. The ritual never varied.Single Women Neillsville Area. Find A Sexy Woman
In a line that stretched down 44th Street, theatergoers, theater folk and celebrity watchers clamored for a table, hoping against hope to be seated on the first floor, where they could see cast members, producers and the playwright of the moment entering the restaurant after the curtain rang. As the actors made their looking to get married at some Sardis to their tables, the diners would chester gap VA adult personals and deliver an ovation.
Once seated, the actors, producers and playwright would put on a brave face geg for the reviews. Sardi would man the telephone, taking calls from friends of the cast, ticket brokers and newspaper columnists eager to get a looklng on the fate of the new play.
Sqrdis If the reviews were poor, a pall descended over the dining room, and diners slinked out the door. If the reviews were good, it was champagne all around and a celebration until the wee hours. Sardi wrote in Playbill. The celebrities had a bad habit of using their air time for shameless self-promotion.
Undeterred, Mr. Sardi threw his all into the new venture. He arranged for theatergoers to be taken to Broadway on a London double-decker bus. He hired out-of-work actors as conductors.
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Sardi embarked on a ruinous venture, opening a seat dinner theater in Franklin Square, on Long Island. The theater burned money for two years before closing. The lunchtime business evaporated. The restaurant was showing its age. In SeptemberMr. Instead, they fell behind on payments, declared bankruptcy and closed the restaurant in June He gave it a facelift, leaving intact the or so beautiful ladies looking love Austin Texas of theater people that hang on the walls.
As his health declined, Mr. Sardi spent less and less time at the restaurant, turning looking to get married at some Sardis its operation to his partner, Max Klimavicius, who will continue to run the business, a letters to your husband spokesman said today.
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