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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ben Gazzara & The Lotos Club

Barbara Taylor Bradford with Ben Gazzara.

Renown television, motion picture and stage actor, Ben Gazzara was recently honored with a State Dinner by New York's famed Lotos Club. Ben is a wonderful talent and a good friend of Bob and myself. The State Dinners, honoring notable people from all professions , were started back in 1870. A few of these honored over the last hundred-and-forty-one years are the writer Wilkie Collins (1873), count Ferdinand DeLesseps, builder of the Suez Canal (1880), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1883), and Samuel L. Clemens, known better as Mark Twain (1893). More recently, playwright Arthur Miller was honored in 1998, and in 2010 the actors Christopher Plummer and Angela Lansbury were honored along with General David Petraeus and Maya Lin, the sculptor. Bob and I attended Ben's dinner at the Lotos Club, which is the oldest writer's club in America.

Bob Bradford & Ben Gazzara

1 comment:

  1. Looks an amazing building. Sounds like a great night.