Joan gives a hand
Slinkily attired Joan Kennedy looked as if she might melt when gentlemanly Anthony Quinn greeted her at a Manhattan benefit for the Berkshire Theater Festival. Kennedy, who has served as a member of the summer theater's advisory board for five years, joined La Cage aux Folles star George Hearn (a BTF alum) and 170 supporters for a preview of Broadway's new Zorba (starring Quinn), then finished off the evening with dinner and dancing at Regine's. The guest of honor—Jimmy Cagney—was absent due to failing health. Cagney sent his regards and Hearn picked up the 84-year-old star's "honorary alum" award.
Prince of wheels
It didn't take the Queen's third son, Prince Edward, 19, long to decide on the best means of transport when he arrived at Cambridge University this fall. Edward, who is studying archaeology and anthropology, eschewed his modern $23,000 Rover (which can reach speeds of 130 mph) in favor of a Raleigh bicycle. Buckingham Palace dutifully delivered it to the prince, who is living in a comfy apartment with bulletproof windows. On his two-wheeler, Edward looks like any other freshman—except for his Scotland Yard detective, who pedals alongside.
As extravaganzas go, the annual ball for the Children's Diabetes Foundation in Denver doesn't sound particularly glamorous, but each year it boasts more celebs than Liz Smith's Rolodex. This year the soiree—chaired by Barbara Davis, wife of oil zillionaire and 20th Century-Fox co-owner Marvin Davis—drew 2,500, famous and otherwise, including Timothy Hutton (above, with date Demi Moore
), Henry Kissinger, Cary Grant, Dolly Parton, Princess Yasmin Khan, Joan Collins and former First Couple Betty and Gerald Ford (below). Don't worry if your invite got lost in the mail; filmed fragments from the fete will be spliced into the Dec. 14 episode of Dynasty, whose producers donated $25,000 for the privilege.