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Remembering Dale Olson

October 4, 2012 Comments off

On Thursday, September 20th, hundreds of people gathered at The Hollywood Museum to pay tribute to publicist and Actors Fund Board of Trustee member, Dale Olson. The beautiful ceremony included remembrances of Dale by Harlan Boll, Maxwell Caulfield, Donelle Dadigan (President of The Hollywood Museum who donated the space), Diane Ladd, Charlotte Rae, David Rambo, Doris Roberts, Marion Ross, Kevin Thomas and Actors Fund Western Region Director Keith McNutt, who spoke about Dale’s commitment and dedication to The Fund.

Directed by John Bowab, the event also featured Patricia Morison, who sang “So in Love,” and Davis Gaines, who performed “Someone to Watch Over Me” – two of Dale’s favorite songs.

The last speaker was Gene Harbin, Olson’s husband and companion for over 30 years, and we especially thank him for helping us pay tribute to this incredibly special man, who we all will miss very much.

We thought we’d share some photos from the event below. For more, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s piece on Dale’s memorial, and read our interview with Dale about some of his work with Rock Hudson.

Mitzi Gaynor

Actors Fund Western Council Vice Chair David Rambo

Diane Ladd

Patricia Morison

Western Council Member John Bowab and Western Region Director Keith McNutt

Dick Guttman wearing his trademark fedora

Maxwell Caufield and Doris Roberts

Charlotte Rae and Marion Ross

Garry Marshall

Western Council Member B. Harlan Boll, Keith McNutt and Eugene Harbin