We were invited to the world premiere of Svetlana About Svetlana, which explores the life and literary works of Svetlana Alliluyeva. Joseph Stalin's daughter. Perhaps because the two women bore the same first name, Svetlana permitted actress, producer, Svetlana "Lana"Parshina to come into her home, and film an intimate, revealing interview with the reclusive author.
Kate Edelman Johnson, who established the Foundation in honor of her late husband, also was celebrating her Birthday - along with Valerie Harper, who received rave notices for her portrayal of Tallulah Bankhead, in the play "Looped". Seems Harper, best known as "Rhoda," which brought her four Emmys and a Golden Globe, is a woman of a thousand faces. Did you know that she recently portrayed author Pearl Buck, and Golda Meier?
Seems like every major TV series of the past was well represented. At my table we broke bread with the still gorgeous Donna Mills, and her handsome escort, and Michele Lee, her co-star from Knotts Landing. Donna will soon appear in the Hallmark movie, Ladies of the House, alongside Florence Henderson and Pam Grier. While Lee is touring the country with her musical show.
Regis Philbin jetted in from the big apple with his wife, Joy, and there seemed to be a mixture of six degrees of separation in the room. Blonde beauty, Loni Anderson, was there with her new hubby, Bob Flick, and son, Quinton Reynolds. Since Kate Edelman Johnson was formerly engaged to Burt Reynolds (after Loni divorced him), it was interesting to see the two beauties are on friendly terms. Then, to add to the mix, Roslyn Kind, Barbra Streisand's singing sister was in attendance, along with Bab's former husband, Elliott Gould.