Star Tracks

updated 04/11/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/11/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

Lip service
Looking fit after elbow surgery, Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Terry Bradshaw found himself wrapped in a hairy embrace during a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. Putting on the squeeze was a 2-year-old chimpanzee named Abbigail, who employed a host of feminine charms, plus a little simian muscle, to hold Bradshaw entranced. In town to shoot a commercial for running shoes, Bradshaw considered his time with Abbigail the highlight of his trip. "She looks like a girl I once dated," the quarterback confided to zoo keepers. No names, please.

Hands-on diplomacy
For a while there it looked as if David Keith might be entertaining thoughts ill befitting either an officer or a gentleman. At a Manhattan disco for an evening of partying, the star of The Lords of Discipline took a palpable interest in his date, European actress Giannina Facio, a Costa Rican diplomat's daughter. A onetime flame of Philippe Junot, rumored in some quarters to be behind the breakup of his marriage to Princess Caroline, the 23-year-old Xenon regular seemed oblivious to the state of her nylons, and so, for that matter, did David.

Skating shiksa
When a nice Jewish boy, Elliot Gould, falls in love with a nice Gentile girl, Margaux Hemingway, what happens? My Darling Shiksa, a romantic comedy, now filming in New York City with something to offend everyone. Says Shelley Winters, who plays Gould's mother, "This picture is anti-every-thing—Jews, blacks, Hispanics, Christians, you name it." Unfortunately for Elliot, it is not antigravity.

Simon says
At the opening night party for his Broadway play Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon was cryptic. "I've been thinking about writing this play for 10 years," he said. "But I had other things to do. I had to pick up the laundry." Simon, who has separated from wife Marsha Mason, had no shortage of well-wishers—among them, Mary Tyler Moore. "I've never worked with him," she said, "but I'd like to."

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