of the David Yellin College of Education hailed the
lifetime achievement of legendary Anthony Quinn at
the Palace Hotel. Gossip extraordinaire Cindy Adams
and Bill Cosby hosted the roast & toast of the 85-year-old
actor, painter, sculptor, and father of thirteen!
Roasters included David Dinkins, comedian Freddie
Roman, lawyer Barry Slotnick, and Quinn's latest young
wife Kathy's dad, who quipped, "My son-in law has
children older than me."
I asked the charismatic Quinn if he considers himself
an inspiration to his children. "I think I'm an inspiration
to some of them who understand meyou have to
understand a man who dedicated his life to portraying
Greeks, Arabs, and Italians!" Then added: "There are
only two more parts I want to playPicasso at
80 and Leo Tolstoy. They left a message to us on Earth
and I don't think it's been made clear what they wanted
To life, Zorba!