Screen legend Margaret O’Brien spoke and presented a red rose from her garden with film star Randal Malone, President of the Southern Calif. Motion Picture Council, to Carmelita Pittman, Founder of The Rose Breast Cancer Society and recording artist. Avid supporters of the organization for several years, they informed Carmelita, board member of the Southern Calif. Motion Picture Council, that she will be honored as Entertainer of the Year at the SCMPC Fall Ball in October. Mickey Rooney, another member, will also be honored in memory.
Jackie Goldberg (a.k.a. The Pink Lady), founder of Senior Star Power, was honored at the “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” show presented by AE Allstar Productions at the beautiful Gate restaurant in Encino. Phyllis Lovit, Bobbi Stamm, and Carmelita performed “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” while wearing military uniforms in observation of Memorial Day. Raffi Mauro and Miriam Birch also performed. They, Richard Fox, Patti Brooks, and Loree Frazier (in attendance) are all cast members of The Pink Lady’s “Rockin’ with the Ages” – a series of hit musicals featuring ages 60 and up. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will also honor the Pink Lady on June 5th for her encouragement of “mature” talent.
T.V. and film star Shaun Baker thrilled the audience with the hoofing skills that landed him in the White House at age 14 performing for President Ronald Reagan. Spoken word artist and Billboard winner Denise Cook (a.k.a. The Oracle) performed with accompaniment by Keg Johnson and also conducted the raffle. David Bacaar, (formerly of the Platters in the 80’s), Kevin Sasaki, Tracy Lovett, Kayley Stallings (backed by Charlie Harrison), Jerrell Ballard, and Jimmie James all delivered great performances. The Rose Breast Cancer Society members Marlynn Northcutt, Priscilla Ford, Gloria Berlin, Suzette Kendricks, Ambassador Diane E. Watson were in attendance. Lady Tracy Koenigsberg, Kinnette Davis Cook (a.k.a. Ms KMD), Florence La Rue of the Fifth Dimension, Louise Dorfman, Lindsay Taylor-Wood and more attended.