By Marci Weiner
Beverly Hills, CA(Hollywood Today)9/15/12/—The majestic estate of Howard and Sonya Waldow was the lovely setting for “A Mid-Summer Evening Soiree Under The Stars, benefiting the Thalians Charity. This organization supports Mental Health Programs, including Operation Mend at UCLA, which treats our Returning Wounded War Veterans. While located at Cedars Sinai, the Thalians raised over $30,000,000, and one of their most loyal supporters Stephanie Hibler chaired this star-studded event.
Among those in attendance were actress Ruta Lee, and Hugh O’Brien (Wyatt Earp) who was the first President of the Thalians. He was with his lovely wife, Virginia. Debbie Reynolds, President Emeritus, entertained at their wedding just 6 years ago, when the eternal bachelor finally tied the knot at age 81! The legendary Western star is now actively involved in the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Awards, founded in 1958, which helps develop young people into future leaders.
Dr. Irwin Lehrhoff, Founder of the Presidents Club, presented an award to Arthur & Jacqueline Burdorf who were the honorees that evening. Others participating in the scintillating supper party included gorgeous singer Freda Payne (Band of Gold), Soap Star Brenda Dickson (Young & The Restless) and The Tom Grip Band who provided dancing music under the stars.
Oscar nominated and Emmy Award-winning screenwriters and well-known actors Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna are hosting a Fundraiser at their Beverly Hills home to benefit the Motion Picture Home Long Term Care.
For only $25.00 you will be treated to a Poached Salmon Luncheon prepared lovingly by the gracious hands of the former star of The Nanny, and have the opportunity to schmooze with such celebs as Elliott Gould, Shirley Jones, Frances Fisher, Michael Nouri and Dick Van Patten.
The event will feature the sale of diamonds and vintage Diana Vreeland costume jewelry and movie memorabilia, and you will even receive free samples of Renee Taylors “Face Love”. Taylor, who currently is appearing in the TV series, Happily Divorced, 2 Broke Girls and How I Met Your Mother, is very active in supporting the Motion Picture Home, and as she says, “We must care for our Own”.
. The event runs from 1 –5 PM on Saturday, Sept. 29th. For further information please call 310-770-0868. Hope to see you there! Photographer Maxine Picard