All the Stars Came Out for Astrologer Carroll Righter
updated 02/18/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/18/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST
While Cornell Wilde (Libra) and Jane Withers (Aries) nibbled cheese puffs and scallions wrapped in prosciutto, Righter scissored through the crowd sharing some good news for 1980—there will not be an earthquake in California and World War III is not a possibility. After an elegant calorie-conscious buffet catered by a Virgo ("the best cooks"), an unexpected guest in a gorilla suit lumbered in to sing a personalized happy birthday chorus. When the band played his favorite Autumn Leaves, Righter, a lifelong bachelor, spryly two-stepped across the dance floor until just before midnight. Then he politely thanked his lucky stars and wished them all good night. "Having all these friends and loving people surround me," he smiled, "has been the highlight of my life."