With a Fashionable Show of Leading Ladies, Julie Andrews Gives Hollywood a Good Cause to Celebrate
updated 02/28/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/28/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST
The event raised $75,000 for Operation California, which airlifts emergency food and medical supplies all over the world. "It deals directly with those in need," explained Julie, who is a board member of the charity. The Edwards' youngest daughters, Amy Leigh, 9, and Joanna Lynn, 8, were adopted from a Vietnamese orphanage aided by Operation California.
For actress Cynthia Sikes of TV's St. Elsewhere, the evening took an unexpected turn when Edwards offered her a major part in his next comedy, The Man Who Loved Women, starring Burt Reynolds. "He just upped and asked me," exclaimed a bewildered but delighted Cynthia. Another big winner of the evening was Jacqueline Bisset's former live-in lover, film producer Victor Drai. Urged on by his fiancée, model Kelly LeBrock, Drai's bid of $1,000 won a free taping of his next party by the crew of That's Incredible. "What they don't know," smiled Drai, "is that my next party will be my wedding—in Paris."