Remember when Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney got together in those old MGM musicals and decided to “put on a show” to raise money?
This idea was adopted by the Ladies of SHARE -- a charity that improves the lives of children with special needs, over 59 years ago. During that time they have earned $50 million dollars! These hard working women -- who now total 80 dedicated workers -- present a show every year -- entitled Boomtown, which this year, was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Some of the women kicking up their heels (both on-stage & off) include Neile Adams (first wife of Steve McQueen), President Debora Cirilov Couch, Joni Berry (one of the original founders) who underwrote much of the event -- including the dazzling costumes, and former Ms. Universe, gorgeous Greek, Corinna Fields.
Svelte sexy stockbroker September Sarno, one of the ensemble of delicious dancers, was honored as Member of the Year, for her years of support… particularly her organizing and chairing a Bachelor Auction, that raised over $100,000. Over 400 Westside women attended this event, and among the handsome bachelors up for grabs was Dr. Jon Perlman (Extreme Makeover), and Hockey legends, the identical Ferraro Twins who grossed over $3,000 for a date!
This fun, exciting evening will be repeated on October 11th -- and we can’t wait to attend.
Speaking of handsome gentlemen, silver fox John O’Hurley acted as Master of Ceremonies at Boomtown. Did you know he was one of People Magazines, Sexiest Men Alive? Unfortunately, he is happily married, girls, so he will not be on the auction block!
The star of the event was Rock and Roll Legend, Neil Sedaka, who performed his classic hits like Calendar Girl, and Breaking Up is Hard to Do, accompanying himself on the grand piano. Also singing her not so little heart out was feisty Laine Kazan, who began her career as an understudy for Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl. This talented trooper is still going strong; including a major acting career. Remember her in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Don’t Mess With the Zohan?
All in all, the Ladies of SHARE have much to be proud of, and like the Energizer Bunny keep on trucking forever!