Cancervive hopes its fund-raiser Monday evening at the Westwood Playhouse will cause the audience to laugh and provide funds for counseling cancer survivors. Tickets are $100. Cancervive founder Susan Nessim is the impetus. The "Laugh for Life" event calls for Wil Shriner as master of ceremonies and comedians Rita Rudner, Paula Poundstone, Harry Anderson and Rich Hall doing routines.
PAST PERFECT: The crowd was abundant for the last of the Sunday Night Supper Series at Jimmy's. Enjoying the rack of lamb and chocolate souffles were Martha Behymer, Pat Davidson, Elizabeth and William Vincent (who drove up from Balboa), Jean and Alan Herrington, Patti and Gene Sinser, Mary and Kenneth Pingree, Polly and Lowry McCaslin, Gerrie and Patrick Frawley, Jane and Ernest K. Hill, Dorothy and Everett Miller, Bruce and Marie Rolf and Capt. Harris and Patricia Boyne. Betty Letteau, even with a broken toe (wearing a boot) danced every dance. . . .
The under-40 Vista Del Mar Junior Associates took over the Blue Ribbon Room of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a membership luncheon chaired by Kathi Fenning and Mindy Caplow. President Joanne Rackow heads the group. . . .
Wayne Newton received the Department of Defense medal for distinguished public service at the Army Ball at the Beverly Hilton. It was presented by Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr. Actress Margaret O'Brien was given a Department of the Army medal by Gen. Maxwell Thurman, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Funds provide ROTC scholarships.