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My View: Nice (Tough) Guys Finish First – Robert Davi

My View: Nice (Tough) Guys Finish First – Robert Davi

Tough guy Robert Davi, one of the most recognizable actors on the planet made his Colony Hotel Royal Room debut this week and the tough guy from the silver screen charmed the tough Palm Beach audience.  Also in the Royal Room audience was another Legendary tough nice guy Dick Robinson who is chief enforcer of The Great American Songbook and who is also first on everyone’s list.

In his show Robert Davi sings Sinatra, but Davi is not a Sinatra impersonator, he has his own unique well trained rugged voice. However Davi has the same edgy but mellow persona that keeps you hanging on every move and sound he makes. Davi studied acting under the legendary Stella Adler at the world-renowned Actors Studio. As the indelible villain Franz Sanchez in the James Bond film Licence to Kill, to more recent film and television appearances, he has thrilled audiences. He appeared opposite Marlon Brando in Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, Clint Eastwood in City Heat, and Bruce Willis in Die Hard. Davi’s first passion, however, is singing. He studied under Samuel Margolis, famed singing teacher at the Metropolitan Opera, who also taught Robert Merrill the man who Frank Sinatra would sometimes call upon for vocal workshops.

(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of this show go to

Stephen Sorokoff & Robert Darvi

Dick Robinson

Robert Davi

Paula Kaminsky, Craig Neir, Robert Davi, Sunny Sessa, Dick Robertson, Lady Jane Rothchild, Bill Boggs

Eda Sorokoff & Robert Davi

Sunny Sessa & Ferdinand Prinz von Anhalt

Robert Davi



Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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