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December

01

1985

December 01, 1985



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Diary Entry - 12/01/1985

Sunday, December 1, 1985

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Looked like the weather would break—then it closed in & was more of the same. We helicoptered off at 10:30 A.M. bound for L.A. Once up & away from our mountain we were in the clear—the wet cloud was clinging to the mountains. Tonite is the “Salute to Dutch.” It’s a dinner given by the Variety Club to support their charities. A hospital will be named after me.

Right after we arrived I saw Bud M. for a few minutes to make sure he knew he could stay as long as I’m here but I could not put up an argument about his feeling he should retire for family reasons. He assured me that was his reason so we’ll part Dec. 31st.

The Variety Club Dinner was a wonderfully warm event. The room was totally Hollywood—people we’ve known for years—some of whom we were in pictures with. Frank Sinatra M.C.’d—Steve & Edy sang, Dean Martin, Burt Reynolds, Chuck Heston & on & on. Variety is naming a children’s hospital bldg. at U. of Neb. for me. Our family all there except for Patty & Paul (N.Y.) & Ron & Doria—he’d caught the flu.