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Sydney Omarr
Original name: Sidney Kimmelman
Birth: Aug. 5, 1926
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 2003
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Astrologer, Author. He was most known as the "Astrologer to the Stars" whose horoscopes appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times as well as over 200 other newspapers. He wrote 13 paperbacks; that's one for each sign of the zodiac and one for the entire year. He also wrote books on romance, how to win the lottery and cooking. He sold over 50 million copies. The son of a Jewish grocery store owner, he was born Sidney Kimmelman. At the age of 15, he changed his name after seeing the movie, "Shanghai Gesture" starring Victor Mature who portrayed a character named "Omar". He had a strong interest in numerology, which led him to use a formula to change his name to "Sydney" and add an extra "R" for his version of Omarr. Besides numerology, he had a boyhood interest in magic and the occult. Still a teenager, he wrote his first book, ''Sydney Omarr's Private Course on Numerology'' and sold mimeographed copies for $2. To continue with the use of numerology, he states that he join, at the age 17, the military during World War II on April 4, 1944 for luck, and claims he helped the war effort with his predictions. After the military, he studied journalism at Mexico City College. This prepared him to became a newspaper reporter, which lead to advancement in his profession and getting his own newspaper column. At one point in his career, he had a "pay-per-call phone line" to give predictions to his followers; many of his followers were well-known Hollywood celebrities. . In 1971, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, started to decline slowly, first losing his sight in the early 1990's and then becoming completely paralyzed. (bio by: Linda Davis) 
 
Burial:
Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Section 57A, Site 1904
GPS (lat/lon): 33, 117
 
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Originally Created by: John Sheets
Record added: Jan 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7055145
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Thinking of you Sydney... Rest in peace my friend. ~B~
- Belladonna
 Added: Jul. 13, 2017

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 27, 2017

- Linda Davis
 Added: Jan. 3, 2017
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