May 17, 1989
The Ms. Foundation for Women saluted eight "women of vision" at its first Gloria Steinem Awards on Monday at a black-tie benefit gala. The first Pathfinder Award honored the late Laurie Shields of Oakland, Calif., founder in 1974 of the Displaced Homemaker's Network and in 1980 co-founder and executive director of the Older Women's League (OWL). The Philanthropic Vision Award was presented to Alida Rockefeller Messinger, whose contributions to the Ms. Foundation for Women include a $1 million gift to the foundation's endowment campaign.
April 9, 1995 |
It's Friday, and Shelley Winters is craving red meat. Lying on a daybed in the cluttered living room of her Spanish-style Beverly Hills duplex, the 72-year-old two-time Oscar winner is chatting on the phone. "I'm sorry about last night," she purrs to an anonymous friend. "Wanna come over for lamb chops?" Then comes the kvetching. "I'm just soooo tired," she moans after hanging up the phone. She is lounging in a bright red, blue and green muumuu and wears no makeup.
December 1, 1990
Renate Rubinstein, 61, a Dutch journalist and activist likened to such American feminists as Gloria Steinem. She became popular in The Netherlands for her essays on the status of women and the debate over the treatment of Dutch Jews during World War II. She was such a presence in Dutch culture that she was chosen to deliver a major address before Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus at the televised commemoration of Netherlands Liberation Day on May 5, 1988.
June 17, 1996 |
Two dozen gay and lesbian couples exchanged vows and rings at a "wed-in" in symbolic ceremonies in New York City attended by hundreds of activists fighting for legalized same-sex marriages. Gloria Steinem called the fight for same-sex marriage inseparable from the pro-choice and feminist movement. "We are talking about the right of all individuals to form committed, loving, nurturing relationships," she said. Roy Strickland, 78, and William Wynkoop, 80, were among the couples to "wed."
February 25, 1985 |
When ABC airs "A Bunny's Tale" at 9 tonight, the network will include a disclaimer saying that the TV movie, based on feminist Gloria Steinem's article about her experiences posing as a Playboy Club cocktail waitress in 1963, is a "dramatization." ABC said that the advisory isn't running because of any complaint by Hugh Hefner, head of the Playboy empire, or because of the recent controversy over so-called "docudramas," such as CBS' "The Atlanta Child Murders," which meld fact with fiction.
June 11, 1995 |
Here's further irrefutable evidence that American lives can indeed have second, third and fourth acts: Stanley Pottinger. He was a Washington creature in his 30s, a powerful official in the Nixon and Ford administrations and lightning rod who went on to be a Washington lawyer. He was a Manhattan fixture in his 40s, an investment banker and guest at the swellest small dinner parties.