Anita Sarko

Anita Sarko (c. 1947 – October 18, 2015) was an American DJ and journalist. She grew up in Detroit, then attended the University of Arizona and graduated from the Michigan State University. She moved to New York City in 1979 and was the DJ in the VIP room at the legendary Mudd Club where she was known for the extraordinarily eclectic array of music she played.[1] In 1983, she began spinning at Danceteria. In 1985, she worked for Studio 54 founder Steve Rubell at the Palladium, becoming the musical mainstay of the Mike Todd room.[2] Later, she became a journalist and wrote for Paper, Interview and Playboy. Sarko committed suicide at the age of 68.[3] She was survived by her husband Erzen Krivca.


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  2. ^ Gross, Michael (16 January 1987). "The Queen of the Discotheque Deejays" – via
  3. ^ "Celebrity DJ Anita Sarko Dies in Suicide: She Was a 'Guardian Angel,' Says Close Friend".