Can it be that Caroline Kennedy, the onetime White House toddler, is a college graduate? It can. Caroline, 22, along with her 22-year-old cousin Michael Kennedy, RFK's fourth son (and lookalike), were among the 1,487 seniors at Harvard's 329th commencement exercises. Caroline, who got her degree in fine arts, plans to work full-time on Uncle Ted's campaign this summer, as does Michael, a history major. "She is definitely not planning to marry Tom Carney," says family aide Nancy Tuckerman. But Carney, 31, a free-lance magazine writer, attended the graduation, along with Caroline's mother, grandmother, uncle, brother and cousin Kerry. Then Carney squired Caroline to a party at the home of family friend John Kenneth Galbraith.
Liv's new role
After visiting Cambodian refugee camps last February, Liv Ullmann says, "My life changed." Now convinced that "helping these people should be a part of my existence," she has been traveling the globe to publicize the Cambodians' plight. "I would rather work two months for UNICEF than make a film," she explains. When she does return to the movies, she is eager for a role connected in some way with the refugees. She has just completed a documentary about World War II's outcasts, Children of the Holocaust. So there was a dual purpose in her recent Stockholm visit: to let daughter Linn, 14, visit with her dad, film director Ingmar Bergman, and to give Liv new turf on which to plead her cause.
Redford gets the eye
Robert Redford, in New York to edit Ordinary People, his first film as director, tried to pass as one of them. After attending the graduation of son Jamie, 18, from the Dalton School, Redford took his clan, including wife Lola (behind him), daughters Shauna, 19, and Amy, 9, and some of Jamie's pals to dinner at Tavern on the Green. Redford wined (Château Talbot) and dined (on Dover sole) without the intrusion of autograph seekers, but he was ogled by admirers. Clearly, one was Amy.
MTM joins DVD
From 1961 to 1966, as Rob and Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore and Van Dyke were the wholesome, all-American couple. Now they are at a new stage in their careers. At 42, MTM just won a special Tony for her bravery in switching from TV to portray a quadriplegic in Broadway's Whose Life Is It Anyway? Van Dyke, 54, is starring in the current revival of The Music Man. After he was rapped by some critics as "too nice" to play the devious Harold Hill, Mary stopped by to show her old helpmeet she approves. So do audiences. The show's a hit.
Barbra Streisand made a rare appearance at an American Civil Liberties Union benefit in L.A. honoring lyricists Alan and Marilyn (The Way We Were) Bergman. Then, warmed by the ovation that greeted her six songs, Barbra hobnobbed backstage with her new buddy, Melissa Manchester (reportedly tapped for the Funny Girl lead if the Streisand classic returns to Broadway). Although Melissa had sung the Bergmans' Oscar-nominated I'll Never Say Goodbye in the movie The Promise, at the ACLU show she crooned I Believe in Love, from Streisand's A Star Is Born. "It was easy," Manchester explained. "I just closed my eyes and thought of Barbra doing it in the film."