Cy Warner

Cy Warner, an innovative Hollywood club and theater owner during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, died of diabetes complications Aug. 5 in Tampa, Fla. He was 71.

Warner partnered with TV and theater producer Nick Mayo and Randolph Hale during the 1960s and constructed the Valley Music Theater in Woodland Hills. This theater-in-the-round later served as a model for Warner’s next business venture, a 2,100-seat horseshoe theater in Tampa.

Warner also designed, built and owned the Warner Playhouse in Hollywood during the ’60s.Warner is survived by his wife, a daughter, and two sons.

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