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Celebs fete org's chair Krim

NEW YORK — There was plenty of glitz and glamour at amfAR’s black-tie fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd on Jan. 31, celebrating org’s founding chair Dr. Mathilde Krim among others. And then there was Woody Allen, in all his frumpy, self-effacing glory.

Allen, who rarely attends such events, let alone speak at them, broke the mold to fete — and reminisce — Krim.

“I was invited to the Krim home and we were celebrating one night,” Allen said, recalling a night in the 1960s. “I found myself standing around a circle with a cocktail in my hand with these heavyweight Democrats like Adlai Stevenson and Averill Harriman, and I had nothing to say and no light to shed on anything.

“I was a complete non-entity. Mathilde brought me into the conversation and helped keep me going, kept me afloat. That is who she is. She wouldn’t let me make a fool of myself.”

Thesp Sharon Stone was presented with the inaugural Roy London Award (London, her former acting coach, died of AIDS). Whoopi Goldberg, MTV vice chair Bill Roedy and AIDS Fund’s John Demsey each received amfAR’s Award of Courage for their roles in AIDS awareness and work for the org.

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