Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Beau Bridges will be honored with the Betty Garrett Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th Anniversary Gala of Theatre West on Sept. 13th at theTaglyanCulturalCenter inHollywood. Founded in 1962, Theatre West is internationally acclaimed non-profit arts organization, home to the oldest continuously running theatre company inL.A. Dedicated to supporting artists, they provide world- class theatre for adults, a professional children’s theatre, and much needed arts education programs in underserved city schools.
As a prelude to the occasion, we were invited to a cocktail reception at the fabulous Montage Residences inBeverly Hills. What can one say about a magnificent over 4,000 sq. foot Pied-a-Terre valued at $11 million dollars?
Bridges hosted the event along with his wife of 28 years, Wendy Treece.
He has been a member of Theatre West for over 45 years -- and his daughter Emily, most recently appeared in a performance of Aladdin.
Beau’s attractive sister Lucinda unveiled a drawing of the Betty Garrett Award, which will be presented to him by Norman Lear, at the Anniversary Gala. Some of the many celebs in attendance will include Susan and Jeff Bridges, and Chazz Palminteri (who starred in A Bronx Tale) which debuted at the Theatre. For further info about Theatre West and their upcoming events, please visit www.theatrewest.org
We spent a delicious afternoon at the elegant home of Barbara & Bill Belzberg to meet Marcy Miller, the author of Rebooting Beverly Hills - A Wise and Wild Path for Navigating the Dating World. This amusing and witty romp will leave you smiling, but much more knowledgeable about the rules for romance and sex in the complex world of “hook ups” and “friends with benefits. Miller a retired labor lawyer, whose third marriage was falling apart, formed her own Southern California guru dating team, and dishes out her personal take on love and sex in the 21st Century.
Among the attractive guests at the tea were Carrie Brillstein (widow of famed producer Bernie Brillstein) and Grace Robbins (widow of Best Selling Author, Harold Robbins). Grace has written her own tome, entitled Cinderella and the Carpetbagger -- which is due to be released in the near future. Lots can be learned by reading about the exciting lives of these intriguing and accomplished women. And, by the way, Marcy Miller is now happily married to husband Number 4. She must be doing something right!