In life and in death, Sy Kravitz would always be a man worth talking about. The entire Kravitz family has been known for breaking barriers and producing legends. From actress Zoe Kravitz to Rock legend Lenny Kravitz and even to American NBC producer Sy Kravitz. In all 80 years that Sy lived on earth, he lived a very successful yet controversial life and the world would no doubt never forget his name. To find out interesting facts about the life of the legend Sy Kravitz of blessed memory, keep reading.
Sy Kravitz’s Bio
His full name is Seymour Kravitz and he was born on the 10th of December 1924, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States of America. He was born to two loving parents although much is not known about them. He was raised in New York alongside his younger brother the Late Leonard Harold Kravitz. The two boys were inseparable as kids and both fought in the Korean War. Unfortunately, his younger brother died in the war and this left a big hole in the heart of Sy Kravitz. He holds an American Nationality although his ethnicity is traced to Jewish and Russian.
For his education, Sy attended Beverly Hills High school after which he began his long career in film making. Through hard work and consistency, Sy soon became one of the biggest producers in America. He worked as a news producer and filmmaker for NBC and is recognized even in his death as one of the most iconic producers to ever be.
About Sy Kravitz’s Family
There is a lot to be said about this family. In 1962, while he was in his late teen years, Sy got married to popular African American actress Roxie Rocker. Roxie of beloved memory is popularly known for her role on The Jeffersons as Helen Wills. Despite the fact that Roxie played the role of the wife in a happy marriage on TV, her marriage in real life was far from it. Their marriage resulted in the birth of Lenny Kravitz, the legendary rock star. Lenny was named after Sy’s younger brother Leonard Kravitz who died during the Korean War.
Sy was reportedly a bad husband and father to his family as he was caught cheating on Roxie countless times. After numerous affairs, Roxie could bear it no more and in 1985 filed for divorce from Sy Kravitz. Years after his divorce from Roxie, Sy got married to a woman named Erica and their marriage was blessed with two daughters, however, not much is known publicly about them.
Sy’s son Lenny Kravitz, on the other hand, went on to become a very successful rock artist selling millions of records all over the world. His style of music includes Rock, Blues, Soul, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Hard Rock, Psychedelic, Pop-folk, and ballads. He got married to actress Lisa Bonet in 1987 and the two got divorced in 1993. His daughter, Zoe Kravitz is a beautiful singer and actress known popularly for starring in movies like Divergent and Big Little Lies.
Sy Kravitz was an excellent producer but unfortunately did not double as a family guy. He reportedly showed little love to his wife and children, although he carried the family’s financial responsibilities. He battled with leukemia for a long time and in October 2005, he passed away in a hospital in New York.
After spending decades in the world of film production, it’s no doubt that this man of beloved memory amassed a lot of wealth. His abilities and successes got him a net worth estimated to be at least $1 million.
Facts About Lenny Kravitz’s Father
Right before he died, Sy Kravitz asked his son Lenny Kravitz to forgive him for not being present as a father in his life. Lenny forgave him and the two reconciled before he passed away. Two days after his death, Lenny honored his dad at the Mohegan Sun Casino Arena.
- Service Honor
Sy’s late brother Leonard Harold Kravitz who died during the Korean war was honored with the Distinguished Service Cross.
Lenny Kravitz revealed in an interview with The Telegraph that his late dad Sy Kravitz was somewhat jealous of him and his mom’s success in their respective careers.