Candice Bergen showed up at graduation ceremonies at Brown the other day for her husband Louis Malle's son Quate's diploma-do. Diana Ross was there for her daughter's graduation as well, but conspicuously absent from his daughter Petra's commencement in the same class was Marlon Brando, who must have figured, considering his avoirdupois, that it beat being conspicuously present.
Diana Rigg, who won the Tony for her "Medea" and is Britain's newest Dame, is doing "No Turn Unstoned," a benefit for the Actors Fund, at the Booth Theatre next Monday night. Right after her performance, Suzanne and John Mados are giving a buffet supper at their Wyndham Hotel in Diana's honor, and they'll all be there -- Lauren Bacall, Lena Horne, Sir Ian McKellen, Irene Worth, Rosemary Harris, Stephen Sondheim, Lionel Larner (he is Diana's agent), Edna O'Brien, like that. Diana is said to be over the moon at all the wonderful things that are coming her way. Blame it on her stunning talent and on the looks that still recall Emma Peele of your TV set and mine.
Speaking of picking up awards, Estee Lauder won three big ones in the last several weeks: the Fragrance Foundation's Perennial Success Award for Youth Dew; the Skin Sense Award from the American Skin Cancer Foundation, and the Living Legend Award from the American Society of Perfumers. But the cosmetics empress is not resting on her laurels. She's preparing for the launch of a new fragrance she expects to withstand the test of time, as has Youth Dew. All she will say about it is that "it is like falling in love the first time," and that it's "a perfume that holds you in its arms all day long." Just a hint of what is to come, you understand. We may have to wait for more for a while, because Estee is considering a trip to London right about now.