Hollywood Remembers

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.

More Voices

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    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 […]

  • Randall Arney Geffen Playhouse

    What No NYC Nonprofit Theater Likes to Talk About

    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 […]

  • The Lion King Broadway

    How 'The Lion King' Ushered in the Era of the Blockbuster on Broadway

    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 […]

  • Kevin Spacey Clarance Darrow Broadway

    Broadway Gets Serious About Sexual Harassment

    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 […]

  • Scrips Discovery Partnership

    A Merger Between Scripps and Discovery Could Be a Smart Fit

    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 […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content