President Reagan’s daughter Patti, like her Pa, does things in a stellar way. In the Big Apple to film an upcoming NBC movie, For Ladies Only, in which she plays the love interest of Gregory (Trapper John, M. D.) Harrison, the 28-year-old Santa Monica-based actress dined with Amadeus star Jane Seymour and partied at a birthday dinner-dance for Texas film producer François (Stir Crazy) de Menil at the Savoy. Patti’s partner at the birthday bash was old family friend Doug Wick. But she also got in some fast and fancy footwork with John Belushi. Says Patti: “I had a wonderful time. I danced all night.”
Cheryl’s happy plight
It wasn’t exactly the Pledge of Allegiance supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, 33, and photographer Peter Beard, 43, were saying before Manhattan city clerk David Dinkins. Except, that is, in a connubial sense. Tiegs, divorced from director Stan (Love at First Bite) Dragoti, and Beard swore that the answers on their marriage license application were true, having already vowed to say “I do” on May 24. Everything clicked with the picture-perfect couple until Beard couldn’t focus on the $7 license fee, and Dinkins loaned him $10.
Charlton thumbs out
“There are so many things Chuck could have been repentant for, such as passing me down the line, hitting short shots or lobbing me,” said the vanquished Ron (Tarzan) Ely. And a thumb-sucking Heston did look repentant at the Charlton Heston Tennis Classic in Palm Beach. But the tourney namesake could afford to be magnanimously contrite; he and pro partner Martin Shafer beat Dick Van Patten and pro Charlie Owens in a Ben Hur of a tie breaker to win the final.
The Caan festival
“We do everything together,” James Caan, 42, says of son Scott, 4, adding slyly, “with the exception of a couple of things.” The Thief star, who has taught Scott hoop, net and baseball basics, got in some racquetball instruction in Florida before a planned trip to the Cannes Film Festival. But that trip was wrecked when Caan wrenched his back and right kneecap hotdogging on a motorcycle in the Bahamas. For a while father won’t be teaching son any biker tricks.
“Beauty should be a living thing, not a label,” Cloris Leachman says. And to prove her gams are still alive and kicking, Leachman, 55, not to mention Miss Chicago 1946, struck a limber pose with Nanci Ponné, 23, Miss Chicago 1981. The veteran actress, appearing in the Windy City in George Furth’s play Twigs, inspired Ponné in more ways than one. She chose as her talent act the “I Am an Actress” monologue Leachman gave in this year’s TV salute to alma mater Northwestern.
Junot at play
The party at the Apocalypse nightclub in Paris honoring club owner Patrick Leroy’s seventh wedding anniversary was a paean to marital bliss. But that didn’t keep new divorcé Philippe Junot (left) and three pals from mingling with the likes of Dewi Sukarno and Soraya Khashoggi that night. There was, of course, no reason for Philippe not to get back in the swing (if he was ever out of it). As Caroline’s divorce lawyer explained: “Everything was very elegantly settled.”