Syd Silverman, 85, Who Saved Variety Boffo For 30 Years, Is Useless

Syd Silverman recalled that the paper’s distinctive logo was designed on a napkin by his grandmother Harriet.
Sime Silverman founded the weekly version of Variety on a shoestring in 1905.
Daily Variety was edited by Thomas Pryor from 1959 to 1988.
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyAfter graduating from Princeton and serving in the Army for two years, Syd Silverman took over as publisher from Harold Erichs, his legal guardian, who had overseen Variety since Sidne died.
) He inherited Variety in 1950, at age 18, when his father, Sidne, who was president and publisher, died.

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