Friday, August 17, 2007

Spotlight on Sherry B. Bronfman


This diva was once married to the very handsome heir of the Seagram’s fortune, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. They share three children, one of whom (Ben Brewer) is a rock musician. The couple met through Dionne Warwick in the late 70s when Sherry (nee Brewer) was an actress and Edgar, Jr. was an aspiring songwriter (Dionne recorded his tune Whisper in the Dark).
In 1979 the couple eloped in New Orleans against the wishes of the elder Bronfman who reportedly told the couple that their children would not be accepted by Black or White society. Edgar, Jr. stopped speaking to his father and did not reconcile with him until 1982. A few years later, Edgar, Jr. joined his father in running the Seagram’s empire.

The tension continued for years allegedly within the family over the interracial union. Sources also say that the couple amicably divorced in 1991 with Ms. Sherry walking away with a very healthy alimony payment.

I don’t believe that Ms. Sherry has remarried and she is setting the social world on fire in New York City! Some of her charitable activities include support for The Rush Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Publishing Certificate Program at the City College of New York.

Insiders share that Ms. Sherry is usually quiet, reserved, and a bit camera shy (which is why you don’t see a lot of images of her swirling around the Internet). She is also very careful in terms of selecting causes that are important to her.
And Ms. Sherry is usually dressed to the "nines" in designer wear that many of us (sigh) dream of owning one day.

We’ll continue to keep “tabs” on the fabulous Ms. Sherry for your reading enjoyment.

Salute!