A whole host of stars from the acting world came out yesterday to attend, and perform at, the 16th Annual Alzheimer's benefit A Night At Sardi's in Beverly Hills. Ugly Betty's Becki Newton and Vanessa Williams performed numbers from Bye, Bye Birdie, which was directed by Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, as did Heroes' Kristen Bell and Zachary Quinto. Producer David E. Kelley's Boston Legal won the Abe Burrows Entertainment Award for its portrayal of Alzheimer's, with the show's Tara Summers and Taraji P. Henson also in attendance at the fundraiser.
Saffron Burrows, who's film The Bank Job is number one at the UK box office, also took to the stage in a presenting role, as did Portia de Rossi, and Michelle Pfeiffer looked beautiful at the cocktails. Many of the stars commented on the sad news of Patrick Swayze's battle against pancreatic cancer, with Jason Alexander summing up what is surely on all our minds: he said "this is shocking news, we wish him well".
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Images include: Jason Alexander, Kristen Bell, Michelle Pfeiffer, Gina Phillips, Portia de Rossi, Charles Strouse, Dick Van Dyke, Adam Wylie, William Shatner, Zachary Levi, Hector Elizondo, Blythe Danner, Saffron Burrows, Becki Newton, Vanessa Williams, Zachary Quinto, David E. Kelley, Tara Summers, Taraji P. Henson
Proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association of the California Southland.