Glazer: No Family Feud Here, Stan Glazer Turns 80, Parties at InterContinental

Well, my dad Stan Glazer turned 80 on New Years Day…

That’s a real milestone in our family because not only is he the oldest living male Glazer, as far as we know, he’s now the oldest ever. Most of our us pass away in our 70’s.

Stan’s wife, Lori Glazer – about half my dad’s age at 42 – threw a big splash at the InterContinental hotel on the Plaza. They used the top floor and bar area which holds several hundred. It was mostly friends and family that attended with just over 200 people.

And get this, the last time I was in that space it was in 2003 for my own wedding reception.

Yep, I got married at what was then the Fairmont – big wedding and dinner – those people at that hotel do it right.

Stan’s bash started at 8 PM and went until nearly midnight. And lots of KC "names" were there. Far too many to mention here, but some you might know include former Chiefs Hall of Famers Bobby Bell and Ed Budde, former KC mayor Richard Berkley, several city councilmen, David Block, The Mermaid, Jack Possiger, former Royals GM Cedric Tallis‘s daughter and Folly Theatre guru Gayle Tallis and on and on.

I took Jessie, the hottie whose picture you’ve seen here several times lately.

Yep, it was food, drink ticket and fun for all. Very upbeat.

Stan and Lori had assembled maybe 150 enlarged photos and articles on Stan’s life, family and career. But true to form, my brother Jeff and I only made it into about two of the shots and none of the articles.

That’s my Dad for ya!

Still, overall, it was well done and sweet.

The highlight of the night – aside from the free drink – was Stan’s speech at about 9 PM.

The guy really missed his calling, Don Rickles has nothing on Stan. He did about 10 plus minutes of standup on his life. Again, all more upbeat not so much a history of ups and downs. One story he told: "I’m a handsome guy for my age right (applause). Hell, I was great looking as a younger man too. But know what? I was so ugly when I was born, the doctor slapped my mother!"

Then Stan thanked everyone for being there – well, almost everyone.  He thanked his wife Lori and her family. He thanked his brother Mort. he thanked his sister Paulette. Like I said, he thanked almost everyone.

Except for ME AND MY BROTHER.

That is until Lori leaned in and reminded him. At which point he ended by saying, "Oh damn I almost forgot to thank my sons."

Hey, that’s Stan – that’s my dad!

It’s like this, if I make the King of Sting movie and it gets nominated for best picture and call my dad to tell him, he’d say something like "WELL SON, ITS ABOUT TIME. I MEAN IT’S GOOD YOU GOT THE ONE NOMINATION. Now the trick is can you get another one."

Stan looks great for 80 – but it’s a little unreal thinking of my Dad as an 80 year-old. Good work Dad.

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12 Responses to Glazer: No Family Feud Here, Stan Glazer Turns 80, Parties at InterContinental

  1. Oh Happy Day says:

    Can’t WAIT
    So if most of the Glazer men pass away in there 70″s then we only have to tolerate u for a few more years. AWESOME. Now that brother is what you call a HATER!!!

  2. Orphan of the Road says:

    Enjoy him
    It’s his job to try and keep you humble. Or try to anyway.

    He looks good for 80, hell he looks good for 50.

    Your end comment reminds me of Titus’ dad

  3. Smartman says:

    Hair Ye Hair Ye
    Is Stan getting a litte help up top too?

  4. Fred says:

    The ANSWER
    A little?????? Stan has had a hair piece for ages. Got it at Woolf Brothers I believe.

    Pretty lady.

  5. Hearne Christopher says:

    Jack says one drink per guest. he had two beers, paid for the second.

  6. bschloz says:

    HB Stan!
    Stan has that Hollywood swag!…. ringer for Cesar Romero, no?
    http://tinyurl.com/7xokxbm

  7. PB says:

    Well…
    …at least you put KC “names” in quotes. Your self-deprecating side is a welcome change.

  8. mermaid says:

    Craig..
    It was a beautiful party for your dad. You and Jeff should be proud of yourselves for helping make that happen for him. I only wish I had the resources to do that for my dad a year ago. Don’t worry too much he didn’t mention you two – he either was overwhelmed or maybe didn’t want to think about Jack on his birthday – I’m sure that it is tough for him to think about – no parent wants to lose a child. I don’t think he was trying to be mean- if anything the opposite- it was probably very painful not having him there. Lori looked beautiful and Stan is really lucky to have her. Love all of you

  9. Craig Glazer says:

    Thanks Debbie
    Kind words Debbie, we all love you as well. I have some great photos of you I want to get you….we didn’t get them in time for the story, but I can email them to you…

  10. Facts says:

    You are a disgrace to your family craig. You are nothing but a worthless jail bird.

    I always liked your dad, he was a good guy….. and I gave you a chance becasue of that, but you failed like the failure you are.

    The day we hear of your demise will be a better day for planet Earth…
    We need one less big mouth, BS talking, telling lies, piece of shit…… go away you fucking loser.

  11. Craig Glazer says:

    Hey Hater Johnny
    Look just cause you didn’t get invited to the party….don’t be such a sore loser…..when I see you at Quick Trip hustling up a buck I’ll give you a quarter, hows that John….I am always available to you my friend. P.S. get a job huh.

  12. ranger danger says:

    Be careful
    Don’t be taunting the Glaze, he’ll sic his war hero buddies on you! You know, the guy with the silver star and sniper badges

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