Seymour Kravitz was a military officer in the USA before he joined TV. He was a TV producer with National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Kravitz and Roxie Roker, an American actress, and were married for 23 years. Lenny Kravitz is the son of Sy Kravitz and a rock singer-songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist, and actor.
Let’s find out everything about Sy Kravitz.
Real name of Sy Kravitz was Seymour Kravitz. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA on December 10, 1924 . The name of his mother was Jean Kaufman and father was Joseph Kravitz. His mother was a housewife, while his father was a worker at a telecommunication company.
After completion of his graduation, he joined the military. He joined service as a Green Beret and gradually rose to sergeant rank. Seymour has fought in the second world war and Korean war. He was also a news reporter during the war in Vietnam.
Seymour got his degree of bachelor in Arts in 1946 from Beverly Hills High School. Then he joined the US military and served his country. There he lost his beloved brother in a war. After serving in the military for many years , he started his career in TV. As a film producer. He is the father of today’s famous singer Lenny Kravitz.
Sy was 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighed close to 136 pounds and he had short brown hair and brown eyes. He had a very charming and loving personality. He was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2005 and died on 29 October 2005 in New York.
Sy Kravitz was firstly married to a girl named Erika in 1948. And had two children Laurie and Tedi. This marriage ended in 1955 . After separation his ex wife got custody of his children.
Then Kravitz was married to an American actor Roxie Roker in 1963 , and there he has a son named Leonard Albert Kravitz, who was born in Manhattan, New York on May 6 1964. His second marriage ended in 1985 after 23 years of marriage.
His wife Roxie Roker was known for playing the role of Helen Wills on the CBS sitcom. Roxie Roker died in 1995 due to breast cancer.
Relationship Between Lenny Kravitz and Sy Kravitz
Lenny was the son of Sy Kravitz, he left home due to overheated argument with his father. But before the death of Seymour they reunited.
After divorce with Roxie Roker, behavior of both father and son changed. The separation of his parents badly affected him. After ten years of divorce Roxie Roker died due to breast cancer in 1995. And after this Lenny Kravitz and Sy Kravitz were reunited again and Sy spent his last days of life with his son. And this badly affected their little son Lenny mentally.
In October, Lenny released an album where he was questioned about his parents. He replied to them by saying his mother Roxie was such a sweet lady , loving caring who put her other priorities first and his father Seymour was loving, caring and hardcore. He added that he was afraid of growing up by his father Seymour. Because he was an army person and was very dry who didn’t talk too much.
His uncle Leonardo followed his father Seymour to join the army but was killed in the Korean war while defending against Chinese attack. And because of this, Seymour’s parents blamed him for the death of their son, Leonardo. Lenny was in his 20’s when he discovered that his father was cheating his mother with a mistress.
After spending the big part of his life and his adulthood in the military , Seymour turned to TV production. NBC(national broadcasting company) employed him to overlook video production and development. The job helped him to make his bright career in the TV production sector. And because of this, Seymour had gained high reputation in TV production and became a high powered news executive and was featured in the documentary Sid Bernstein Presents in 2012.
As Sy was a famous Hollywood personality, so people were much curious to know about his net. No one exactly know about it but approximately his net worth was about 6 million dollars at his death. He played instruments like bass drums,harmonica, keyboards piano. He belongs to Judaism religion.
Sy Kravitz passed away due to leukemia in 2005. Lenny Kravitz son of Sy Kravitz paid Tribute to his father by performing a song called “Let Love Rule” during his concert following his death. It was such a emotional gesture to show his love for his father.
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