Larry King and daughter Chaia
RABIN MEDICAL CENTER
Larry King Partners With
Israeli Hospital In Cardiology
By Tim Boxer
HE secret of Larry King’s success, says his baby brother Marty Zeiger, is his humility. “When you know how to fake that, you’ll succeed.”
Marty introduced his brother as emcee of the American Friends Rabin Medical Center dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York with a story about the time Larry met Mikhail Gorbachev.
“Did you ever meet Stalin?” Larry asked.
“Once, at his funeral—the best place to meet him.”
The CNN celebrity interviewer announced that his Larry King Foundation will help support Rabin’s cardiology unit at the center’s campus in Petah Tikvah. That got hearty applause from such guests as AFRMC chairman Abraham Cohen, Israel Friends president Nava Barak, Judy Abrams of Bankers Trust, “Gypsy” producer Anita Waxman, attorney Andrew Freedman, jeweler Seymour Rosenthal, and Bill Fletcher, ceo of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton saluted the guests of honor, Wendy Siegel, president of the Big Apple Circus, and her husband Stephen, a chairman of CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Services.
King wouldn’t let Clinton off the stage until she answered: If someone should form a draft Hillary Clinton movement for the White House, what would you do?
The celebrated CNN interviewer failed to get the answer he was hoping for. Clinton brushed him off with “I’d say get Larry King.”
Larry King, Hillary Rodham Clinton and
Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon revealed that he’s a Rabin alumnus: “That was 47 years ago. I want to thank RMC for a good delivery.”
“I thought he was going to describe his bris,” King cracked.
John Major, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, appeared as the keynote speaker armed with Winston Churchill anecdotes:
Lady Nancy Astor came upon Churchill as he was tottering in the halls of parliament. “Winston, you’re drunk,” she snickered.
“Nancy, you’re ugly,” he responded. “At least in the morning I’ll be sober.”
“If I were married to you,” she added, “I’d put arsenic in your glass.”
“If I were married to you, I’d drink it.”