R.I.P. Connie Wald

Connie Wald, the widow of producer Jerry Wald whose unpretentious dinners at her Beverly Hills home were relished by stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age and beyond, has died. She was 96 and died November 10th at home. Her son Andrew Wald confirmed her death this week. Frequent guests included Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn who became a dear friend. Others included Jimmy and Gloria Stewart, Gregory Peck, Harrison Ford, Angelica Huston, Joan Didion, Dominick Dunne, Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, Gore Vidal and Mae West. The dinners began when the Walds were young but continued after the 1962 death at age 50 of her husband, producer of movies such as Key Largo, Young Man With A Horn, An Affair to Remember and Peyton Place to name just a few. Evenings at the Walds’ were “just cozy,” said Betsy Bloomingdale, “and they don’t do cozy anymore.” (more…)

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