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April 19, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Ruth Berle, wife of comedian and television legend Milton Berle, died Tuesday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a spokesman for the comedian said. She was 67. Tim Scerba, a publicist for the comedian, said she had suffered from cancer. Mrs. Berle began work in the public relations field in New York in the 1940s, taking on work for motion picture studios. She was involved in many philanthropic causes in Los Angeles, including Democratic politics and SHARE, an organization working with mentally handicapped children.
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April 19, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Ruth Berle, wife of comedian and television legend Milton Berle, died Tuesday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a spokesman for the comedian said. She was 67. Tim Scerba, a publicist for the comedian, said she had suffered from cancer. Mrs. Berle began work in the public relations field in New York in the 1940s, taking on work for motion picture studios. She was involved in many philanthropic causes in Los Angeles, including Democratic politics and SHARE, an organization working with mentally handicapped children.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1988 | PAUL ROSENFIELD
One brief appearance can be a key to clout in Hollywood. In a complex community--an extended family, really--a brief social moment can be enough to establish (or maintain) status. Movie careers, and power, hinge on such appearances. Grace Kelly knew enough to fly in from Africa and the set of "Mogambo" in 1952 to be at the wedding of her agent, Jay Kanter, to Judy Balaban--and she had never met the bride.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1988 | PAUL ROSENFIELD
One brief appearance can be a key to clout in Hollywood. In a complex community--an extended family, really--a brief social moment can be enough to establish (or maintain) status. Movie careers, and power, hinge on such appearances. Grace Kelly knew enough to fly in from Africa and the set of "Mogambo" in 1952 to be at the wedding of her agent, Jay Kanter, to Judy Balaban--and she had never met the bride.
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September 12, 1991 | BEA MAXWELL
* City of Hope's music and entertainment industry chapter honored Al Teller Sept. 4 at Universal Studios with its "Spirit of Life" award at a gala that raised $3 million and was attended by more than 1,500 guests. Proceeds will help establish the Alvin N. Teller Research Fellowship at the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute. * American Cancer Society will receive $200,000 raised Aug.
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September 14, 1988 | Marylouise Oates
When is a $1,000-a-person benefit ticket worth the price? Try Oct. 19, when the special gala tribute to Cary Grant, benefiting the Princess Grace Foundation U.S.A., brings together the princely family of Monaco with just about every royal persona Hollywood can muster. This evening is unique in many ways--it will be the only tribute Grant's widow, Barbara, is permitting for the late, beloved actor.
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August 10, 1988 | Marylouise Oates
Just how great will it be when Wolfgang Puck and Vincent Price host the 6th annual American Wine & Food Festival to benefit Meals on Wheels? Will 19 top American chefs, wines from 52 wineries and tons of Alaskan seafood be enough to put the event on everyone's social schedule? "I'll just stop by on the way to my wedding," socialite-producer Sandra Moss joked over breakfast at Spago. Moss will wed Lew Hyman on the night of the Sept. 17 event.
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May 22, 1989 | BETTY GOODWIN
Dudley Moore got a movie deal. Allan Carr got the flu. One of the star chorus girls was struck down by a detached retina. Another was bitten by a Doberman. And, even worse, the gala for "The Phantom of the Opera" was scheduled for the same night. Never mind. The 36th annual SHARE Boomtown party wasn't a bust. There may have been some intense biting of Juliette-manicured nails before the trail of limousines began lining up at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Saturday night, but, then, it comes down to the wire every year.
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March 24, 1988 | ANN CONWAY
Bill Manclark had stars in his eyes when he sat down to dinner at the Irvine Marriott on Saturday night. "I just shook hands with Glenn Ford," he said incredulously. "I told him he'd been my hero forever." Manclark, a veterinarian who lives in Newport Beach, was among 240 guests who attended "A Dinner With the Stars," the inaugural benefit for the Newport Beach/Orange County chapter of the American Cinema Awards Foundation.
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October 30, 1985 | MARYLOUISE OATES, Times Staff Writer
WHEN ARTS COLLIDE--What happens when the Music World meets the Art World? For one thing, it gets very crowded. As it did Monday night, when, in a benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Joni Mitchell showed her paintings and several hundred music-industry types crushed into the James Corcoran Gallery. Backgrounded by Mitchell's new album, "Dog Eat Dog," Wendy Stark, who organized the event with Marcia Medavoy, chatted with Wallis Annenberg and Dr.
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September 7, 1987 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis turned a quarter-century old in grand style over the weekend, but all the hoopla took place in Los Angeles where the entertainment crowd turned out for a celebrity-packed black-tie celebration. "I never dreamed this 25th-anniversary party would come to pass," Danny Thomas told a packed audience at the Century Plaza hotel. But it did, of course, and the fund-raiser (tickets were $500 a couple) drew more than a thousand people Saturday night.
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November 22, 1986 | Marylouise Oates
Some days it just pays to go to a party. No telling what will happen. Take three smallish events held Thursday--a birthday party for Gary Hart, in which the presidential hopeful neither showed up nor called, a benefit fashion show of "intimate apparel" in which nothing looked very intimate, and a gathering of American Film Institute supporters at which a $250,000 contribution almost went unmentioned. First things first.
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