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Madame Wu, Restaurateur to Hollywood's Elite, Dies At 106

Restaurateur Madame Sylvia Wu with actor Dustin Nguyen in 1988.
Restaurateur Madame Sylvia Wu with actor Dustin Nguyen in 1988.

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Los Angeles (AP) -- Sylvia Wu, whose famed Southern California restaurant drew Hollywood's biggest stars for four decades, has died at age 106, according to a news report.

Madame Wu’s Garden on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica became a dining destination shortly after it opened in 1959, popular for its cuisine and pagoda-style decor featuring jade statues, a stone waterfall and a koi-filled fountain.