The Thalians, headed by Debbie Reynolds and Ruta Lee, raised another $400,000 at their 51st Anniversary Ball, last Saturday night at the Century Plaza Hotel thus bringing a total of over $30 million to build and maintain the Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The event was a tribute to June Haver, who died July 4, 2005. Her daughter Lori Gerber and Bill Ahmanson (son of Bob Ahmanson) came on stage to accept a star to be placed in the walk in front of the Thaliana’ Clinic in her honor. Bob Ahmanson underwrote the entire event.
Honorees Marc Cherry as “Mr. Wonderful,” and Connie Stevens, daughters Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher were “Ms. Wonderful.” The non-stop evening’s entertainment included performances by the honorees plus Jay Mohr, Ace Young and Ray Anthony’s band. Shelley and Gary Hann chaired. Amy Shomer produced and directed.