Jerry Berns, longtime host of prestigious ‘21’ Club, dies at 99

Jerry Berns, longtime host of prestigious ‘21’ Club, dies at 99

NEW YORK —The many friends and admirers of Jerry Berns all remember the genial co-owner and host of the renowned “21” Club in here as being a consummate restaurateur.

“The most important quality a man can have is character,” said Ted Balestreri, co-owner of the Sardine Factory in Monterey, Calif. “And Jerry Berns truly had character.

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