Longtime Broadway producer and writer George Abbott--who turns 100 Thursday--was honored Monday night at a black-tie gala on the Great White Way. The celebration started at the Palace Theater with a revue of scenes from plays Abbott worked on, after which the crowd hastened to the Roseland club for dinner and dancing. Among those who rehearsed for the show were Helen Hayes, Lillian Gish, Claudette Colbert, Chita Rivera, Bob Fosse, Garson Kanin, Eddie Albert and Tom Bosley. Tickets ranged from $50 to $1,000, with benefits going to the Actors Fund of America.
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