Auction of 1000 Stars to Begin in July

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The Actors' Fund, in partnership with Yahoo!, will present Auction of 1000 Stars 2004 next month.

The extravagant on-line auction will feature dozens of "celebrity experiences" and memorabilia. Items ranging from "Broadway to Baseball to Hollywood" will be on sale to the highest bidder.

Bebe Neuwirth, the Chair of the auction, said in a statement, "With so many tempting celebrity experiences to choose from and unique memorabilia, Auction of 1000 Stars 2004 is unlike any other auction — our list of celebrity participants reads like a Who's Who of the entertainment community."

Some of the items up for bid last season included orchestra seats and a backstage visit with the cast of Nine; a visit with the cast of Showtime's "Queer as Folk"; a walk-on part in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera; as well as rare Broadway Playbills, autographed Playbills and photographs and/or books from Pearl Bailey, Lillian Gish, Colleen Dewhurst, Jason Robards, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Bates, Nathan Lane and Sigourney Weaver.

The Actors' Fund of America, a nonprofit organization founded in 1882, provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Its headquarters and The Aurora Residence are located in New York City, and its nursing home and assisted living care facility are in Englewood, New Jersey. For more information, go to

Auction items will be presented on-line at

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