Andrew Vladimir: What Happened To Sally Jessy Raphael’s Ex-husband?

Andrew Vladimir

Andrew Vladimir was the husband of Sally Jessy Raphael. Andrew’s ex-wife Sally is a former tabloid talk show host. She has appeared on screen as an actress as well. She has been credited for The Addams Family (1991), No One Would Tell (1996), and The Equalizer (1985), among others.

Andrew Vladimir: Bio Summary

Name Andrew Vladimir
Gender Male
Date of birth 6 February 1932
Died 15 December 2008 (aged 76)
Nationality American
Famous as Sally Jessy Raphael’s ex-husband
Spouse Sally Jessy Raphael
Children Allison Vladimir and Andrea Vladimir
Occupation Professor

Andrew Vladimir was born on 6 February 1932, in New Rochelle, New York. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an M.S. from Florida International University. He graduated from Harvard Business School as well.

Andrew Vladimir joined Ruder & Finn Public Relations in New York. He founded his own advertising and public relations agency in Puerto Rico, Vladimir International, which grew to be one of Puerto Rico’s largest. Moving to Miami, he founded Vladimir and Evans Advertising and Public Relations.

Andrew Vladimir later sold the agency to Young & Rubicam and moved to Seattle. There, he became the founder of Sharp, Hartwig & Vladimir. He became the Director of Tourism for Bermuda. He was an associate professor emeritus at Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Andrew Vladimir served on the board of directors of the Yale Club and the Shake-a-Leg Foundation, and actively participated in Coral Gables Congregational Church in endeavors, including service on the Church Council.

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Andrew Vladimir was a professor, author, co-author, travel writer, and internationally known management and marketing consultant. He was recognized as ‘Mr. Quotable Quote’ by industry professionals, who very highly rated his business and academic achievements.

Andrew Vladimir was married to Sally Jessy Raphael. They married in 1953 when Sally was at age 18. They had daughters, Allison Vladimir and Andrea Vladimir. They got divorced in 1958 after five years of marriage. Allison died at the age of 33 on February 2, 1992.

Allison’s death was linked to a drug overdose from a medication she took for her back pain. Her death was ruled an accidental overdose because of the “combined effects of several prescribed drugs”. Andrew Vladimir later married Ute Carey Vladimir.

Sally Jessy Raphael married Karl Soderlund and they have one son, Jason Soderlund. They were married for 58 years until Karl’s death in 2020.

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Andrew Vladimir died on 15 December 2008, in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA, at age 76. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ute Carey Vladimir; his mother Geraldine Vladimir; children Andrea Vladimir (Peter Romanoff), Jennifer Shashaty (Christopher), Tom Vladimir (Julia), Alex Vladimir, Michele Carey (Rab Cummings), Sonia Monahan (Mike); sister Virginia Rolett (Ellis) and 11 grandchildren.

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