I would like you to know the story of Gloria H. Sher, a woman with extraordinary talent and tenacity, who was a pioneering force in show business and a force to be reckoned with when it came to type 1 diabetes. Gloria Hope Sher is no longer with us, but Gloria's gifts: her enduring legacy and selfless contributions live forever in my heart.
An excerpt from Gloria's New York Times obituary (2013):
SHER--Gloria Hope, 1928-2013. Broadway producer, Gloria Hope Sher, died peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at The Haven in New York City. Born in Chicago in 1928, Mrs. Sher was 85 years old. On Broadway, Mrs. Sher, along with her husband and producing partner, the late Louis K. Sher, produced "Eccentricities of a Nightingale" with Betsy Palmer; "The Trip Back Down" with John Cullum; "Inacent Black" with Melba Moore; "The American Dance Machine" and "Shenandoah," again with John Cullum, garnering the show a Tony Award nomination for Best Production and a Tony Award for Mr. Cullum's performance.