When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York.
"Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."
FOR THE RECORD:
Barnaby Conrad Jr.: An obituary for author Barnaby Conrad Jr. in the Feb. 17 California section said William Randolph Hearst was among the celebrities who visited El Matador, a nightclub Conrad owned in San Francisco. It was William Randolph Hearst Jr. —
Shocked, Coward soon realized he'd misheard.