Barbara Walters is giving a trove of tapes, papers and photos from her five decades in journalism to Sarah Lawrence College, her alma mater.
Walters made the announcement in a surprise appearance at the suburban New York college’s commencement Friday.
College President Karen Lawrence says in a statement that the school is thrilled by the gift. Walters retired from daily television this month. Her final episode of The View aired May 16.
Suit names Allman
An attorney for Gregg Allman says the singer’s inclusion in a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia is unfortunate, unwarranted and without merit.
Attorney David Long-Daniels issued a statement Friday, two days after Allman was sued by the parents of a film worker killed Feb. 20 when a train smashed into a crew making a movie about the singer’s life. Allman was an executive producer on the Midnight Rider project.
Long-Daniels says Allman had previously expressed his condolences to Sarah Jones’ family and remained in touch with them as recently as last week.
Actress takes ill
An organizer of a screening of The Miracle Worker in Omaha says one of the movie’s stars – Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke – left the event because of stomach pain.
The Omaha World-Herald reported that the 67-year-old Duke was taken by a private vehicle Friday evening to the Nebraska Medical Center after complaining of stomach pain.
Organizer Bruce Crawford says Duke’s medical condition was not serious.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Christopher Lee is 92. Actress Lee Meriwether is 79. Singer Don Williams is 75. Actor Richard Schiff is 59. Singer-guitarist Neil Finn is 56. Actress Peri Gilpin is 53. Comedian Actor Todd Bridges is 49. Drummer Sean Kinney is 48. Actor Paul Bettany is 43. Rapper Andre 3000 is 39. Actor Ben Feldman (Mad Men) is 34. Actor Chris Colfer is 24.