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November 5, 1992 | MINERVA CANTO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tony award-winning dancer and television actor Ben Vereen, making his first public appearance since being hit by a truck in June, told teachers in adult-education programs their role is important to society. Vereen told the 1,800 participants at the 10th annual Adult Education Conference at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers that they teach those who fell through cracks in the educational system, such as ex-prisoners, unwed mothers and immigrants.
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July 7, 1992
Song-and-dance man Ben Vereen has improved from life-threatening injuries sustained in an accident and is no longer in intensive care at the UCLA Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said Monday. The veteran performer was critically injured June 9 when he was struck by a vehicle while walking on a highway near his Malibu home.
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June 11, 1992
The driver of the truck that struck and critically injured actor-dancer Ben Vereen was identified Wednesday as record producer David Foster, who authorities said participated with Vereen in an AIDs benefit two weeks ago. Foster lives near Vereen in Malibu, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said, and was on his way home from a late recording session at 2:45 a.m.
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June 10, 1992 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ben Vereen, Tony-winning dancer and television star, was in critical condition Tuesday after he was struck by a truck early Tuesday morning on a dark stretch of Pacific Coast Highway about two miles from his Malibu apartment. Vereen, 45, suffered internal and head injuries and a broken left leg in the 2:45 a.m. accident.
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June 11, 1991 | ANN CONWAY
Word's out that Ben Vereen will perform on Sept. 25 at the "Starlight Expressions" gala celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. That news and word that superstars Paul Newman and Liza Minnelli hope to attend a Nov. 9 gala in Irvine was The Super Buzz on Sunday during a barbecue at John and Donna Crean's home.
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May 30, 1991 | ZION BANKS
In an hourlong anti-drug speech sometimes delivered in the manner of a church sermon, entertainer Ben Vereen told 600 Newport Harbor High School students Wednesday of his personal battle with narcotics and urged them to reject media "hype" that drugs victimize only minorities. "I'm here talking with you today because I don't want you to believe the hype," the 44-year-old actor/dancer/singer said. "This is not a black or Hispanic thing.
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