Dee’s 90th Birthday Celebration Soiree!

On February 16, 2013 Dee and her daughter Tina hosted a fabulous belated celebration of Dee’s 90th Birthday. 

Family and friends gathered at the Center for Spiritual Living in Ventura, CA and were treated to a delicious dinner catered by The Perfect Bite, music by a fantastic band The Preachers, and lots of dancing – of course – including some grooving by the beautiful guest of honor herself – and featuring members of Kate Nash’s Ventura NIA class and Vanessa Issac’s Hip Brazil classes in Santa Barbara.

We also showed some clips from Light Years ~ and it was wonderful for me to FINALLY watch these clips with Dee.

The room was BURSTING with enthusiasm and love for Dee, and that energy will fuel us to keep going with our funding challenges, anticipating future screenings of the finished film for both this enthusiastic group of Dee groupies and many others who will be introduced to her special charm, wit, and compassion. 

Onward and forward! With special thanks to Dee’s daughter Tina Bongar.

Check out the party photos on this page by Timothy Teague, a superlative photographer from Ojai, CA. You can see more photos at the GALLERY FROM THE PARTY, view the slideshow (for free) and even order prints for yourself. And if anyone out there is getting married (or has any other photography need), check out Tim’s beautiful website - his work is really magnificent!

You will see photos of Dee with friends, family (including her brother Melsing), the beautiful Daphne Field with whom Dee danced in the MGM movies of the 40′s, and quite a few dancing shots, showing the evening’s infectious joy as we all celebrate Dee!