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James Bacon
Honoree 2004
A C Lyles
Honoree 2006
Patrick Duffy
Honoree 2018
Alan Thicke
Honoree 2008
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
Honorees 2017
Loni Anderson
Honoree 2018
Robert Wagner
Honoree 2009
Jaime Farr
Honoree 2002
Dick Cavett
Honoree 2014
Rona Barrett
Honoree 2010
Jaime Jarrin
Honoree 2014
Bob Banner
Honoree 2010
Tom Bosley
Honoree 2003
Peter Falk
Honoree 2006
Richard Chamberlain
Honoree 2019
Frank Gorshin
Honoree 2004
Joseph Campanella
Honoree 2005
Florence Henderson
Honoree 2011
Andy Williams
Honoree 2010
Loretta Swit
Honoree 2008
Donna Mills
ebruary 2018
Leonard Maltin
Honoree 2007
Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards
Honorees 2015
Jack Jones
Honoree 2011
Art Gilmore
Honoree 2005
Chad Everett
Honoree 2011
Lily Tomlin
Honoree 2012
Johnny Mathis
Honoree 2013
Mickey Rooney
Honoree 2004
Mike Connors
Honoree 2001
Larry King
Honoree 2012
Ray Charles
Honoree 2012
Buzz Aldrin
Honoree 2009
Michael Feinstein
Honoree 2013
Gill Stratton
Honoree 2002
Don Knotts
Honoree 2000
Carl Reiner
Honoree 2003 & 2014
James Darren
Honoree 2007
Art Laboe
Honoree 2019
Anne Jeffries
Honoree 2001
Orson Bean
Honoree 2001
Neil Sedakka
Honoree 2013
Eric Braeden
Honoree 2007
Vin Scully
Honoree 2008
Wink Martindale
Honoree 2005
Bill Dana
Honoree 2006
Mary Hart
Honoree 2016
Jo Anne Worley
Honoree 2005
Beverly Garland
Honoree 2001
Barbara Eden
Honoree 2016
Rick Dees
Honoree 2015
Pat Harrington
Honoree 2000




NEXT LUNCHEON


A PIONEER BROADCASTER
will be honored



Surprise Guests

Additional Photos from our luncheon honoring Fred Willard

Music promotions and merchandising icon Steve Resnik, TV talk show hostess and panelist Sarah Purcell and previous Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award recipient "Shotgun" Tom Kelly joined many Fred Willard friends to congratulate him on receiving the latest award. Sarah had a previous engagement so spoke before lunch was served; consequently, she was not present for the dais group photograph. (Don Graham photo)

Past President Chuck Southcott greeted Arleta Owens, widow of PPB's long-time member Gary Owens, who passed away in February. Chuck had a special relationship with Gary as the two worked together for decades at radio stations and in syndicated radio music programming. Mrs. Owens was recognized during the luncheon by President Chuck Street and received a warm welcome from attendees. (Don Graham photo)

Two previous Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award recipients were on the dais June 19 to salute Fred Willard. Prolific film reviewer and author Leonard Maltin and singer, TV game show host and actor Peter Marshall recalled their celebrity luncheons before the one for Fred. Leonard also had to leave for another engagement, so spoke prior to lunch and thus is not in the dais picture on our Luncheons page. (Don Graham photo)

The Fred Willard celebrity luncheon brought some new faces to Sportsmen's Lodge on June 19th. Mark Elliott (left) is the primary voice-over artist for Walt Disney Entertainment since 1983. He provides voice overs for trailers, logos, feature presentations and commercials. PPB Member Ron Shapiro (right) greeted him and Jeffrey Leonard in the Empire Ballroom following the luncheon. (Don Graham photo)

PPB's Chairman of the Board is Jeanne DeVivier Brown, whose "magic" Rolodex has produced star-studded celebrity luncheon honorees for decades. She was greeted by PPB's last honoree, "Shotgun" Tom Kelly, and PPB member J. Michael Goetz, an actor, announcer and producer.
(Don Graham photo)

Incoming PPB President Alan Perris (left) enjoyed the Fred Willard luncheon with his wife, Donna; PPB Assistant Treasurer Michael Brockman (standing) and Paul Gilbert, Senior Vice President, International Formats for CBS Studios International. Alan will assume his new duties for three years beginning August 1. (Don Graham photo)

The planning for and execution of PPB's five annual celebrity luncheons require hundreds of member volunteer hours. Working behind the scenes is the Board of Directors and many others to ensure all members have a memorable luncheon experience. Two of those are Past President John Harlan (a charter member) and Vice President Bianca Pino, who also edits and publishes our informative Newsletter five times each season. (Don Graham photo)

When all the stories about our honorees have been told and the luncheon attendees have recovered from laughing so hard, it comes time for our president to present the prestigious Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award. Obviously pleased to receive it, Fred Willard told a few humorous stories of his own, then graciously thanked PPB for the honor and the dais guests for making his celebration so special. (Don Graham photo)

The next luncheon is on September 25th. Click on "Calendar" in the left column of the Website to see the dates of all the celebrity luncheons scheduled for next season.


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