Christie, Lansbury, Holbrook attend award show
GLAMOUR! It exists even for some who have passed into “a certain age.” Nowhere was this better proved than at last week’s AARP Magazine’s “Movies For Grownups” awards at the Bel Air Hotel. The lineup? Julie Christie, Jackie Bissett, Julie Andrews, Gena Rowlands, Ruby Dee, Angela Lansbury, Shirley Jones, Dana Delany. And a few “glamorous” men, like Michael York, Hal Holbrook and John Cleese. Everybody was in fine fettle. The equally glam Caroline Graham put this together. … Shirley Jones was still exhausted and hyped-up by her recent stint on the daytime soap “Days of Our Lives.” She said, “I did six episodes in six days. I die in the last one. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” She plays a 90-year-old woman, an ex-nun, thought dead in a firey crash — but, of course, people never really die in the soaps. … The night’s theme was the 20th anniversary of “A Fish Called Wanda.”
JUST AS the memoir of Kathleen Turner hits the bookstores this week, her co-star in “Peggy Sue Got Married,” Nicolas Cage, is refusing to turn the other cheek. Kathleen doesn’t recall the filmmaking with pleasure in her book “Send Yourself Roses” and Cage has filed libel proceedings against Turner for “false allegations” in London’s High Court. Why do Americans sue each other in England? Because the libel laws there are much less forgiving than in the dear old U.S. … On March 17, the Stella Adler School of Acting is holding a benefit at Cipriani 23rd Street. That night, the Brando award will go to Martin Sheen and the Group Theater Award was going to be handed to Roy Scheider for his prolific achievements in theater. Someone undeniably famous and credible will have to fill in, accepting for Roy. … The Berkshire International Film Festival is giving its Achievement in Film prize to Kevin Bacon. That happens May 16 at the historic Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington, Mass.