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Roger Moore to be honored at LA ball

  |   Oct. 8, 2007 at 8:34 PM
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- British actor Roger Moore is set to make a rare visit to the United States to be honored at The Thalians' 52nd Anniversary Ball in Los Angeles.

Founding members and ball co-chairwomen Debbie Reynolds and Ruta Lee made the announcement Monday.

Each year, The Thalians honor a legendary individual for achievements and charitable contributions, and the event raises funds to support the Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars Sinai Hospital.

Moore was chosen as this year's honoree and will be recognized at an event slated to take place Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The actor, who is best-known for playing James Bond on the big-screen, should feel right at home at the event; The Thalians have invited former Bond girls Maude Adams, Nancy Allen, Lois Chiles, Stefanie Powers, Gloria Hendry, Lynn Holly, Pam Shriver, Luciana Paluzzi, Serena Scott Thomas and Lana Wood, as well.

Previous honorees have included Mary Tyler Moore, Sally Field, James Stewart, Liza Minnelli, Burt Bacharach, Angela Lansbury, Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon and Phyllis Diller.

Founded in 1955, The Thalians group raises more than $500,000 annually to support the mental health center, Warren Cowan Associates said in a statement.

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