Monday, December 06, 2021


Dorvan Manus, 93

Dorvan Manus sof Westport died in April. He was 93. Image
Dorvan Manus: artist, adman Contributed photo

Born in Toronto in 1927, only child of Marvin G. Manus and Bella Schafer Manus, he moved to New York City as a young man, where he worked as an antique dealer, later as a Madison Avenue copywriter.

In the 1950s he and his lifelong partner, Francesco Saltalamacchia (‘Salty’), lived in Gramercy Park before moving to Westport in the 1960s, where they shared the house on Compo Road South with stage actress Grace Carney.

They were known for entertaining many people of stage and screen including Hedy Lamar and Eileen Heckart.

Dorvan spent the rest of his life in Westport, where he was a local artist of some renown, and an enthusiastic member of the Westport Center for Senior Activities. He was an advocate for animals and a world traveler.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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