Zino Davidoff, 87, a flamboyant Russian emigre known as...

DEATH ELSEWHERE

January 18, 1994

Zino Davidoff, 87, a flamboyant Russian emigre known as "King of the Cigars" who helped make Cuban cigars world famous, died Friday in Geneva. The son of a cigar merchant, he fled to Switzerland from his native Ukraine in 1911. He later went to Cuba, where he became the world's largest supplier of hand-rolled Havanas. In 1989, he dumped his Cuban suppliers, complaining about the quality of their cigars and switched to suppliers in Santo Domingo.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.