Christopher Reeve Remembered for 'Courage'
Among the attendees: Teresa Heinz Kerry, Michael J. Fox, Laura Linney, Mary Tyler Moore, Kim Cattrall, Susan Sarandon, Larry King, Katie Couric and Scott Remington, a paraplegic (due to a logging accident) who had raised $135,000 for the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and visited Reeve last February.
"I was very impressed," Remington tells the Associated Press. "He was so incredibly knowledgeable."
Reeve, 52, a quadriplegic since a 1995 riding accident and an ardent proponent of stem-cell research, died Oct. 10 of complications from an infection.
Speakers at Friday's service included Reeve's widow, Dana; his brother, Benjamin; his Juilliard roommate and lifelong friend, Robin Williams; environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.; and Glenn Close and Meryl Streep. Broadway's Brian Stokes Mitchell sang "The Impossible Dream" and the cast of The Lion King performed "Circle of Life."
A 20-minute film of Reeve's life reportedly was prepared by his children, Matthew, Alexandra and Will.