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Vincent Sardi, Jr.,

Age: 91

owner and manager of Broadway's landmark restaurant Sardi's. Known as the Mayor of Broadway, Sardi cultivated relationships with not only stars and directors, but also bit players waiting for a big break. He opened the restaurant in 1947 and retired in 1997, handing management over to his business partner.

Died: Berlin, Vt., Jan. 4, 2007

2007 Deaths