3 items from 2008
Alda will give the dog tags and combat boots he wore throughout the show's 11-year run as part of the New York Comedy Festival's Stand Up for Heroes event.
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, aiming to raise funds to assist members of the U.S. military injured while serving.
Bidding starts on Tuesday at auction website charityfolks.com. »
Swit, 70, appeared on Thursday at the New York launch party for new theatre comedy Flamingo Court, which stars her M.A.S.H. co-star Jamie Farr.
When asked about her nose, Swit confirmed a skin sample had been taken for testing - but refused to confirm she had undergone a biopsy to test for skin cancer.
She pleaded with snappers to airbrush her photos, to hide the band aid. »
The Hall of Fame "is a special recognition for those who have made significant contributions and have left an indelible mark on the television business," ATAS chairman and CEO John Shaffner said.
Hall of Fame candidates are submitted from the academy's membership and the industry at large to the Hall of Fame selection committee, which votes upon the final decision. The committee comprises chairman Mark Itkin, Fred Silverman, Brian Graden, Mike Darnell, Courtney Cox and Anne Sweeney.
The inductees' "respective careers have stood the test of time, and their accomplishments extend over decades," Itkin said.
Burke was president of Capital Cities Communications for 22 years and CEO of Capital Cities/ABC until his retirement in 1994. »
3 items from 2008
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