November 11, 1986 |
They are an unusually cheerful group, these patients of the Center for the Partially Sighted in Santa Monica. Some, in addition to serious vision problems, carry an extra burden: injury from accidents, major physical diseases, family and financial problems. All have experienced the emotional depression that failing sight almost invariably means.
December 11, 1996 |
It took seven heavyweights--NBC entertainment President Warren Littlefield, comic Jon Stewart, writer Al Franken, TV talk show host Leeza Gibbons, "Frasier's" David Hyde Pierce, Viacom Entertainment Chairman Jonathan Dolgen and MTM Television President Michael Ogiens--to introduce Kerry McCluggage, chairman of the Paramount Television Group, on Monday evening at the Beverly Wilshire. There was an original comedy video starring Kelsey Grammer and Kate Mulgrew.
June 22, 1992 |
Anyone who's had a career that includes directing Ronald Reagan in "Bedtime for Bonzo," Elvis Presley in "Frankie and Johnny" and executive-producing the "Tonight" show for 22 years certainly deserves an award. And to do all that, to be 81 years old and still be working probably deserves to be called a miracle. "It's been a great roll of the dice," said Fred de Cordova, whose career was honored Saturday at the Beverly Hilton with the Center for the Partially Sighted's Vision Award.
December 8, 1996 |
Stepping through a grand floral coronet is a tradition at the Coronet Debutante Ball. Twenty young women in white gowns, carrying pink velvet muffs covered with petals, thus made their formal curtsy at the 48th ball in the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom. The Thanksgiving weekend event, with debutantes home from college, traditionally is the first of the holiday debutante balls.
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July 12, 2009 |
Samuel M. Genensky, a former Rand Corp. mathematician and inventor whose near-blindness led him to help others cope with limited eyesight and become more self-sufficient, died June 26 at his Santa Monica home. He was 81. The cause was complications of heart disease, said LaDonna Ringering, president and chief executive of the Center for the Partially Sighted, a West Los Angeles facility that Genensky founded in 1978.