Sydney Omarr's regularhoroscope columns, which were owned by the Tribune Company, appeared in more than 200 newspapers nationwide, being syndicated by the Los Angeles Times. Earlier in his career, he also hosted a weekly astrological radio program within the United States Army.
Omarr, born Sidney Kimmelman,wrote his first book on numerology at age 15, before going on to contribute articles to astrology magazines.
Following an education in journalism and employment with the United Press and CBS, he later became the resident astrologer for The Merv Griffin Show.
His books, including his13 annual sun-signguides and titles dealing with specific topics from an astrological standpoint, have beenmassively popular, selling over 50 million copies.
Following his death in 2003, Omarr'snewspaper column was taken over by Jeraldine Saunders.