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COMING ATTRACTIONS

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Justine Bateman, Melissa Gilbert and Marlee Matlin were among 500 people who celebrated the first anniversary Wednesday night of Young Artists United at a benefit dinner and sock hop at Ed Debevic’s Short Order. “These are the people who will be leaders in the industry in a few years,” said Daniel Sladek, co-founder of the organization that includes 200 actors, managers, agents, publicists and hundreds of supporters. Sladek said he expected the benefit would raise $10,000-$15,000 to help defray the cost of the group’s activities, which include sending celebrities to junior high and high school campuses to talk about peer pressure, teen-age pregnancy and drug and alcohol abuse.


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