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Top 5 Facts About Sy Kravitz, Lenny Kravitz’ Father and More

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Sy Kravitz is a very familiar and equally renowned name in the rich history of American media. Sadly, the entertainment industry lost this gem.

His legacy lives on through his huge body of work, and it continues to remind us of the sheer excellence of his life. Over the years, owing to his legendary stature, people have been keen to learn more about his professional and personal life. So, today let’s take a closer look into it.

1. Early Years and Education

So many people have thrived and gained international acclaim in the field of entertainment, especially in the U.S. But, only a handful of noteworthy figures are remembered and celebrated even after their demise, and Sy Kravitz is one such celebrity.

Born on December 10 in the year 1924, the real name of Sy Kravitz is Seymour Kravitz. He spent his childhood in the Brooklyn area of New York City. He was raised by two very compassionate and doting parents who took care of all his needs.

Unfortunately, not much is known about them. Sy was a naturalized American citizen having Russian and Jewish ancestry. He completed his schooling at Beverly Hills High School. After graduating, he pursued an illustrious career as a filmmaker. Thanks to his dedication and perseverance, he quickly rose to prominence as one of the U.S’s top producers.

2. Bond with his Brother

His childhood was extremely happy and worth cherishing for him throughout his life and the prime reason for this was his loving younger brother, Leonard Harold Kravitz. Sy once told in an interview that as kids, they both shared a close bond and would always stick together.

Sy Kravitz

When they both grew up, they served in the Korean war where tragedy struck the Kravitz family as Leonard lost his life during the war, leaving a gaping hole in Sy’s life. After his death, Leonard was honored with a Distinguished Service Cross by the government of the United States of America.

3. Relationship with his family

Sy Kravitz married a prominent African American actress, Roxie Rocker in the year 1962. She is best known for portraying Helen Wills on the show, The Jeffersons. Lenny Kravitz, the iconic musician, was born as a result of this marriage. He is named after his late uncle. Sy and Rocker’s marriage was far from any fairy tale.

Although it was blissful at the beginning, it soon turned into a nightmare when Sy was caught cheating on his wife, not once but several times. After learning about this infidelity on his husband’s part, she couldn’t take it any longer and decided to end the marriage with a divorce in 1985.

Sometime after his split from Rocker, he remarried a lady called Erica and the couple had two daughters. Lenny Kravitz emerged as a tremendously successful rock musician with millions of fans across the world. Lenny’s daughter Zoe Kravitz is a stunning actress and performer who has been in several blockbuster and highest-grossing films.

Sy Kravitz was a fantastic producer but was not a dedicated or loving father figure. Despite shouldering the household’s financial duties, he allegedly displayed little affection for his spouse and kids.

4. His Death

At the age of 80, Sy Kravitz died of leukemia on 29th October 2005. He was admitted to a New York City Hospital at that time. After his death, Lenny Kravitz paid tribute to his father during one of his shows in Connecticut, performing the famous song, Let Love Rule.

Sy Kravitz

5. Net Worth

Sy Kravitz is a person of treasured remembrance, who acquired quite a fortune while having spent years in the field of movie production. It is estimated that his talent and achievements have resulted in a net worth of approximately $1 million.

His contributions and impact on the entertainment industry remain unparalleled.

Stay tuned with Stanford Arts Review for more latest updates.

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