The Rich and the Famous

Here are people I have known well enough to be worth a story. I hope to write about all of them in posts to come:

Ray Abruzzi (Bachelor’s III), Joey Adams (Columnist), Debbie Allen and Phylicia Allen (sisters with separate success paths), Woody Allen (sometime clarinetist), Fran Allison (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), Hardy Amies (Designer), Tex Antoine (Weatherman and friend), Louis Armstrong (Barney’s), Lucille Armstrong (Louis’ wife), Nick Ashford (manhattan Eyeland Customer), Dick Aurelio, (Deputy to New York Mayor John Lindsay), Richard Avedon (photographer), Burt Bachrach Sr. (Co-guest on Bill Boggs TV show), Burt Bachrach, Jr. (Son and Academy Award winner for “Moon and New York City” song in Arthur), Oleda Baker (Partner and founder of Oleda Beauty and Treatment Products), Steve Baker (Partner and Author), Tino Barsi (agent to Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Pia Zadora),  Harry Belafonte, Joan Bennett, Tony Bennett, Michael Bennett (Jantzen song), Bill Bernbach, Jay Bernstein (agent Tony Bennett), Buffy Birrittella (Ralph Lauren), Bill Blass, Hank Bloomgarden (“21″ winner), Kermit Bloomgarden (Hank’s uncle, Broadway producer), Chuck Blore (radio writer/comic), Bill Boggs (TV show Host), Pat and Shirley Boone (son-in-Law and daughter of Red Foley), Victor Borge and brother, Tom Bosley, Lady Joanna Bradford (Allen), Laura Brannigan, Didi Bridgewater, Barbara Britton, Edgar Bronfman, Yul Brunner, Sergei Bubka (World Record Holder Pole Vault), Willi Burke, George Burns, Red Buttons, Bill Calendar (Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should), Andy Capp (Barney’s Ads), Hugh Carey (Governor NY, Manhattan Eyeland Customer), Eddie Carmel (World’s Tallest Man died 8-14-72), Ralph Caso (Executive Director Nassau County),  Dick Cavette, Howard F. Cerny, O. Roy Chalk (El Diario de Nueva York), Gower Champion, Spencer Christian, Jimmy Connors, Howard Cossell, Brigadier Crater (Salvation Army), Frankie Crocker, Norm Crosby,  Caroline Cushing,  L.A. Cushman Jr. , Mildred Custin (Bonwit Teller), Mack Dane, Rodney Dangerfield, Billy Daniels, Dandy dan daniels, Denise Darcel, Mike Daroff, Clive Davis, Hubert DeGivenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Jacques De La Fontaine, Jerry Della Femina, Kenny Delmar, Ron Delsener, Richard M. Dixon, Phil Dougherty, Jack Douglas, Hugh Downes, Robert Duvale, Ted Einstein, Con (Scoop) Erickson, Al Fann, Jimmy Farantino, Fred Feldman, Gilbert Feruch, Chip and Kim Fields, W.C. Fields, Harley Flaum, Margie Flaum, Red Foley, Alan and Helene Fortunoff, Redd Foxx, Walt Clyde Frazier, Mavis Frazier, Smoking Joe Frazier, Sam Freed, Bill and Lou Fugazy, Martin Gable, John Peter Galanis, Hettie Galen, Sandy Garrelick (NYC Politician), Hettie Galen (VO), Dave Garth (Political publicist), Genevieve (French chanteuse) (See “Inproo – Incorporated!), Ormond Gigli (artist), Frankie (Gio) Gioseffi, Suzanna Glidden, Albie and Julie and Scott Goldstein, Mike Gordon, Kansas Optometrist inventor of rotating exam tables., Steve Gordon (see “Even Then he Knew”), Edie Gorme (Mrs. Steve Lawrence), Freeman Gosden Jr.(son of Freeman F. Gosden), Milton Gosset, Micki Grant, Rocky and Norma Graziano,  Roger Grimsby (and Eva Jorgenson), Jackie Green, Jimmy Gripppo, Mrs. Oscar Hammerstein, Marion Harper, Heleny Hayes. Skitch Henderson, Gregory Hines, Dustin Hoffman, Geoffrey Holder, Bob and Rosemary Hope, Buddy Howe, Gordie and Colleen Howe, Jerry Hyams, Impelleteri, Al Isaacs, Hal Jackson, Peter Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Stanley James, Jacob K. Javits, Bernard Johnson (See “Greatest Impressario since Flo Ziegfield”), Betsy Johnson, Doug Johnson, Eve Wynn Johnson, Jim Johnson, John Johnson, Jim Johnson, Sy Johnson, Van Johnson, Candy Jones, Cliff Jones (Mr.& Mrs.), Grace Jones (See “It’s not Hanes until … “), Tom Jones, (See “Joe Namath, Tom Jones and Me”), Milt Kamen, Garson Kanin, Steve Karmon, Dr. Charles D. Kelman, Phil Kennedy, Don King, Norman King, Joe Kipness, Kirk Kersey, Don Kirshener, Gene Klaven, Frank Klein, Jack Klein, Bunkie Knudsen, Lou Kusserow, Julius LaRosa, Mike LaTerre, Mrs. Fiorello LaGuardia, Cleo Laine, Jake LaMotta, Joey LaMotta, Theresa LaMotta, Vicki LaMotta, Pierre La Mure, Kenny Landrum, Kenneth Jay Lane, Angela Lansbury, Dea Lauder, Jack LaValle, Steve Lawrence,  Paul LeBlang, Michelle Lee, Sarah Tomerlin Lee, Dr. Emmet Leith, Sugar Ray Leonard, Wendy Lesniak, Archie Levington, Morris Levy, Lester Lewis, Shari Lewis,  Roberta Lima, John and Mary Lindsay, Helmut Link, Michael Lipman, Lynn Lewis Lippencott, Tina Littell, Ed Loeb, Evelyn Portrait Loeb, Josh Logan, Robert Loggia. George Lois, Guy Lombardo, Dick Lord, Leith Loving, Sidney Lubar, Bill Lutz, Robert Lutz, Ronna Luxemburg, Vredy Lytsman, Jack MacAdams, James R. MacManus, Frank W. Mace, China Machado, Bill Mackey, Johnny MacManus, Jim MacManus, Les MacMitchell, John Francis Macomber, Ted Madison, Sal Maggiore, Dick Maginot, William Maiback, Peter Mallon, Richard K. Manoff, Mickey Mantle, Joyce Mantyela, Frederic and Florence Eldridge March, Vygantas Marcinkevicius, David Marco, Andy Markarpoulis, Bob Marker, Sir Robert Marks, Ed Marshall, Billy Martin (See “Billy, Mickey and Me”), Sparky Martin, Steve Martin, Larry Matthews, Vince Matthews, David Mattingly, Dick Mayer, William Mayer, Rue Mclanahan, Malachy Mc Cort, Kim McFadden, Dr. jack McDermot, Doris Mcmullen, James Meis, Burgess Meredith, Merkurijas (Lithuania), Helen Miles, Bernard J. Miller, Henry Miller, Donna Mills, Stephanie Mills, Ted Mills, Emil Mogul, Mona Monahan, Yuri Monayenchov, Marcia  and Nina Monyanchova, Jacquelyn Monroe, Albert Moomjy, Dudley Moore, Melba Moore, Tom Morgan, Louisa Moritz, Jim and Robert Morrison, Paige Morton, Eliot Moscot, Klaus Moser, Farhad Moshiri, Dick Mosley, Charlie Moss, Mr. Kenneth, Bill Muldoon, Jack Mulqueen, Dave Murph, Eddie Murphy, J. Allen Murphy, Bernard J. Musnik, Bess Myerson, Arch Nadler, Joe Namath (See “Joe Namath, Tom Jones and Me”) , Meyer Marcus. Lilian Nash, Ogden Nash, Ilya Nastase, Victor Nazarov, Veronica Yurievna Nazarova, Leroy Nieman, George Nelson, Peter Nero, Stan Neuman, Paul Newman, Dave Newmark, Olivia Newton-John, Mike Nichter, Dr. Nick, Fred A. Niles, Richard Nixon, Norman B, Norman, Novosibirsk Integrated Tin Works, Rudolf Nureyev, Co. Serge Obolensky, David Ogilvy, One-Hour Photo Saint Petersburg, Jennifer O’Neil, Drew Opperman, Armando Orsini, Carlos Ortiz, John O’Toole, Jo Ann Paganette, Canion Paine, Reese Paley, Mickey Palin, Bud Palmer, Fred Papert, Joseph Papp, Nick Pappas, jack Parr, Floyd Patterson, Ray Patterson, Loradona Pavioni, John Peerce, John E. Pellegrene, Paul Pepe, Frank Perdue (See” “), S.J. Perleman, Dr. Murray Peshkin,  Pete Savage, Joyce Peters, Roy Pfeil, Derwin Phillips, Bruno Piatelli, Al Pimsler, Natalia Pinchuk, Joe Pisani, H. Ladd Plumley, Sergei Polykov, Shirley Polykoff, Faith Popcorn, Howard Porter, Grace Porterfield, Victor Potamkin, Andres Pree, Barney Pressman, Fred Pressman, Gene and Robert Pressman, Phylis Pressman, Robert Preston, Leighton (“Skip”) Price (HEW), Robert Pringle, Juliet Prowse, Rain Pryor, Richard Pryor, Shelly Pryor, Killer Joe Pyro, Pat Quinn, Natasha Raisberg, Richard Ralph (Brit Ambassador), Jamy Rand, Doug Rayboy (HBR), Orville Redenbacher, Lew Redmond, Joyce Reed, Vivien Reed, Bill Reese, Mason Reese, Barbara Reiter, Valerie Reitman (WSJ), Jack Rellis, Theda Rellis, Harold Resnick, Marianne Reuter, Robert L. Rhodes, Dick Richards, Leroy Richie, Pat Richter, Misholom Ricklaus, Roy and Julie Rifkind (Spring Records), Chico Rindner, Rusen Rinkis, Geraldo Rivera, Chapman Roberts, Roy Roberts, Stu Roberts, Gloria Rocchio, Edward Rode, Curt  Rogers, Jack Rollins (Tony Bennett Mgr.) Caesar Romero, Emanuela Ronzoni Jr., Ronald Ronzoni, Marvin Rosner, Harvey Ross, Gene Rossides, Kyle Rote, Lee Rothberg, Howard K. Rubenstein, Will Rudolf, Bill Ryan, Jim Ryan (AT&T), Jim Ryan (Miler), Jim Ryan (Yale), Donna Rzadkowalski, Majid Sadjadi, Morris Saffer, Chuck Salensky, Soupy Sales, Louis R. Salmon, Hal Salzman, Herb Salzman, Asha Sanghavi, Vincet Sardi, Joey Sasso, Francisco Scuvullo, Bill Schwartz (Black), Muriel Schwartz, Judy Sciaky, Joan Scott (Agent KFO), Carl Seaman, Morty Seaman, Mark Selinger, Ralph Serpico, Frank Serpico, Eli Shapiro, Irving Shapiro, Vladimir Sharonov, Roger Sharp, Doris Shaw, Alla Shelymagin, Albert B. Shepard, Sig Shore, Henry and Robert Shyer, Stanley Siegel, Franklin Simon, Frank Sinatra. Frank Sinatra Jr. (Tin Bar Amusement), Harold Singer, Len Sirowitz, Suzanne Slaughter, Fred Smart. Charles B. Smith, Francine Smith, Harold Smith, Howard K. Smith, John Smith, Martin Smith (Kroll Associates), Roger Smith (Hullabaloo), Suzie Smith, Alexander Smolinsky, Sunny Soatus, Suzie Sogg, Herman Soifer (Brookfield Industries), Bruce Solomon, Valeriy Solovyev, Alexander Sominsky (TIN), Sophie Speake, Julie Spedale, Carl Spielvogel, James L. Soina, Basil Spears (146th St/Town & Country Club), Ashton Springer, Walter E. Staab, John Stabile, Gidreus Stacevicius (Attny), Lewis Stanbury, Len Steckler, Olga Steckler, Wolf-Dieter Steffens, Terry Steifel, Andy Stein, Harry Stenman, Casey and Edith Stengle,  Bert Stern, John Stewart, Jody Stone, Otto Storch, John Stossel, Hubert Strauf,  Arnold Stream,  Andre Vasiliavitch Strokatch,  Bruce Sturm, Nellie Sukerman, Sullivan Printing,  David Suskind, Danny Sutton, Percy Sutton, Pepe Sutton,  Gloria Swanson, Allen Swift, Gayle Swymer,Dino Tabacchi, Guillermoo and Guliano Tabacchi, Bill Talbert, Tore Tallrote, Melinda Tanner, Nat Taranpole, Jerry Targoff, Fran Tarkington, Nat Taranpol, Fran Taylor, Suzan Taylor, Serge Tcharnin, Vladimir G. Tcharnin, Ted Teagarden, Nerissa Tedesco, John Tembeck Jr., Dave Teuman,  Edgar Thedans,  Charled Tillingast. Gary Tillman, Gary Tillman, Burr Tillstrum. Jack Tinker, Bib Tisch, Flo Tishler,  Irving Tishman, Andy Tobias, David Tobias, Seth Tobias, Bruce and Joyce Todd, Chip and Francia Tolbert,  Constance Towers, Charles B. Tranum, Jean Pierre L. Tregot, Don Trousdell, Julius and Willi Trump, George Turner, Stan Tuttleman, Bill Tyler, Stuart Udall, Leslie Uggams, Tomi Ungerer, Carolyn Urbas, Elena Urbonene, Alishir Usmanov, Kenny Uston, Larry Utall, Rudy Valley, Mrs. Rudy Valley (Eleanor Norris), Karina Valtasaari (John Johnson) , Monique Van Vooren, Bobby Van, Sarah Vaughan, Philip Venet, Zal Venet, Verinsbank Hamburg (Dennis V. Transfers), Pavukas Verslovas, (Pileja), Ted Veru, Maria Visconti, Sam Vitt, Dennis Volchek, Yuri Volvatch, Betsy Von Furstenberg, Diane Von Furstenberg, Egon Von Furstenberg, Harry A. Vosburg, Christie Wagner (Cliff Jones), Jack Waite,, Jersey Joe Walcott, Diane Wallace, Marsha Wallace, Charles Walsh, Jimmy Walsh, Gladys Walter, Walters (Norby’s brother), Norby Walters, John Walton Cale, Andy Warhol, Dionne Warwick, Neil Watson, Gene Watson, Morty Wax, Yvonne Webb, Irwin (Dr I.) Weiner, Herb Weinstein,  Robert W. Weisenberg, , Ira Weiser, Sidney Matthew Weiss, Gil Weist, Bill Wendt, Gabe Werba, Elaine Whalen, Marge Wheaton, Carl Wheeler, Harold Wheeler, Betty White, Betty (Elizabeth Fleming) White, Chuck White, Cynthia White, E.B. White, Eddie White, Piggy White, Richard White, Necia Whitehouse, Bob Widener, Dr. Jack Wilder, Wilhemina, Dr. Willard, Andy Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Dick Williams, Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Soapy Williams, William B. Williams, Victor Willis, Eddie Wilson (Engine Charlie’s son), Earl Wilson, Earl Wilson Jr., Debbie Winston, Hattie Winston, Henri Wolf, Charles Hull Wolfe,  Dewey Wong, Matt Wong, Simopn Wong, J.Dukes Wooters Jr., Paul Wrablica (Arch ATT?), Max Wylie (Philips Brother), Sam Wyman, Konstantine Yakolov (Kostia Magella), Matthew Yip, Henny Youngman., Linda Zack, Pia Zadora, Danute and Rokas Zakari, Ligata Zarina and Howard Zeiff…. Carl Ally, Gene Case, Lord Geller Federico, Gene Federico, Fred Papert, Gene Koenig, George Lois, Gene Rayboy, Faith Popcorn, Mary Wells, Jack Tinker, Jack Waite, Margaret Hockaday, Ernie Jones, Jack McAdams, Lambert & Feasley, Delahanty, Kurnit & Geller, Carol Ann Fine, John Bergin, Steve Frankfurt, Alvin Chereskin,

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One Response to “The Rich and the Famous”

  1. hans gauffin June 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Hi, I´d love to hear everything about your friendship with Eddie Carmel! Do you have any photographs of him? Any thing about him would be of interest! Thank you and have a great day!/Hans

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