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Cary Grant’s Birthday Party

A Waldorf Story by Joseph Alessandro
1980
It may have been the most exciting party in Waldorf Astoria history: Cary Grant’s Birthday Party. I was invited by Frank Sinatra, ‘the chairman of the board’ and the master of ceremonies. Everyone from showbiz and Hollywood was at this event, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosemary Clooney, Luciano Pavarotti, and Muhammad Ali just to name a few, and it was spectacular. I was so proud to be a part of it. The Waldorf Astoria is the most beautiful hotel in the world. I’m looking forward to the opening!