Sy Kravitz

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Sy Kravitz

Kravitz in 2004
BornSeymour Kravitz
December 10, 1924
DiedOctober 29, 2005(2005-10-29) (aged 80)
New York City, New York
 
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Sy Kravitz

Kravitz in 2004
BornSeymour Kravitz
December 10, 1924
DiedOctober 29, 2005(2005-10-29) (aged 80)
New York City, New York

Seymour "Sy" Kravitz (December 10, 1924 – October 29, 2005) was an American filmmaker and NBC TV news producer.

Kravitz was of Russian Jewish descent.[1][2] He was married to actress Roxie Roker from 1962 to 1985. Kravitz and Roker had a son together, rock musician Lenny Kravitz. Lenny, born on May 26, 1964, was named after Sy's brother, PFC Leonard Harold Kravitz, who was killed in action in the Korean War while defending against a Chinese attack and saving most of his platoon, and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.[3]

Sy was a Hollywood producer and his environment of celebrities and up-and-coming stars was influential on his son's musical career. He died of leukemia in New York City one and a half months before his 81st birthday when Lenny Kravitz was playing his first concert in the all-US tour with Aerosmith. The Let Love Rule singer paid tribute to his father in front of fans at a Mohegan Sun Casino Arena show in Connecticut on October 31, 2005.

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