The ageless beauty and talent Sheila MacRae will be 90 on Saturday and will be celebrating it with her daughter and my friend, Heather MacRae. Michael Alden, the Broadway producer and Tony Newfield, the actor, also will join in the celebration at the Actor’s Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey.
Together they will gather around the baby grand piano and sing showtunes such as “Oklahoma,” “Surrey With the Fringe on the Top,” “If I Loved You” and those wonderful songs made famous by Sheila and her husband Gordon.
Heather and Sheila used to sing for my mother who was in her wheelchair and who lived to be 100, so this is a ritual in the MacRae dynasty -- singing as we grow along. Heather is very pleased with the care that her mother is receiving at the Actor’s Fund Home in New Jersey and...