What: MODA Entertainment Celebrates THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES with Gala Tribute Screening June 28 Who: Hosted by John Sterling, radio voice of the New York Yankees. The gala evening will feature special guest speakers that include Matthew Modine, Teresa Wright, co-star in the film, Gary Cooper's daughter Maria Cooper, John Mulholland, writer/director/film historian, and John D. Rawlings, editorial director of Sporting News. Other celebrities scheduled to attend include Keith Hernandez, Yogi Berra, Patricia Neal, Miya Ali, daughter of Mohammed Ali, Lauren Bacall, Stephen Bogart, son of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, Celeste Holm, Jill Scharry, daughter of producer Dori Scharry, Angelica Torn, daughter of Geraldine Page and Rip Torn, Caridad Rivera, David Douglas Duncan, Nancy Friday, Gale Buckley, daughter of Lena Horne, Julie Garfield, daughter of John Garfield, Ray Robinson, Lou Gehrig author and many others. Where & When: Date: Monday, June 28, 2003 Time: 7:00 PM -7:30 Press Arrival / Check In 7:30 -- 8:00 PM - Arrivals/Red Carpet Place: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center 65th Street and Broadway New York, New York 10023 Why: MODA Entertainment is celebrating the legendary 1942 film PRIDE OF THE YANKEES rated the best baseball film of all time - which starred Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Babe Ruth as himself. It's the Great American Story! Gary Cooper plays the New York Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig. The Crowd Worshipped Him... One Woman Understood Him! The film is an intimate and thrilling drama of a hero of the headlines... the girl who had his love and shared his life, but dared not question his one secret. The presentation of "THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES" is presented by MODA Entertainment Inc. to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Greater New York Chapter of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) organization. ALS is a fatal neurological disease, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- named after the great New York Yankee first baseman that died of it in 1941.
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