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Deborah Raffin, Elegant Survivor

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Deborah Raffin, 1953--2012

Beautiful blonde actress Deborah Raffin became a philanthropic entrepreneur when after a very successful film career she and her husband began producing books-on-tape, which benefit greatly those who cannot see to read. An Associated Press obituary for Ms Raffin dated November 24th, 2012, details another one of her charitable projects: "Ms. Raffin also compiled celebrities’ Christmas anecdotes for a 1990 book, “Sharing Christmas,” which raised money for groups serving the homeless. It included stories from Margaret Thatcher, Kermit the Frog and Mother Teresa."

In the mid-1970s, I was on-set with Deborah Raffin and Edward Albert Jr., appearing in one scene at a big band dining-and-dancing venue. Edward Albert came to my table and asked me for "a match", whereupon I lit his cigarette. 1930s clothing and music are fabulous; there was a live, professional swing band, so I had a blast. 

Deborah Raffin was elegant and lovely, a shining example of womanhood who made the world a better place for the disadvantaged.

©M-J de Mesterton 2012

Categories: How to Be Lovely, Elegant Survivors, Philanthropy